[mythtv-users] Recommendations - WinTV-DCR-2650 vs HD Homerun Prime

Eric Sharkey eric at lisaneric.org
Fri Mar 14 15:20:07 UTC 2014

On Fri, Mar 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM, Philip Isaacs <showcasefloyd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hey Eric,
> I looked into the  HDPVR 1212 but I wasn't sure what the advantage of it
> was.

The 1212 supports recording the analog output of a set top box.  This
is the only method that allows recording high definition copy
controlled content.  The 1212 also produces MPEG-4 recordings,
compared with MPEG-2 on Comcast cable, resulting in a smaller file on
disk for the same quality recording.

Getting closed captioning to work on an HDPVR is a bit tricky, though.
 You'll need an additional standard definition analog recorder for
that, such as a PVR 150.

> By the way there appears to be a few different models of the HDPVR's
> that Hauppauge makes. Will any of these models work for me?

Only the 1212 (box with straight sides) has drivers for Linux.  The
HDPVR-2 series (with pinched sides) is incompatible.

> Also was it difficult to configure with your MythTV box.

I'll let you know when I'm done.  ;)

Kidding aside, it's not really that hard to get the basics working.
Continual tweaking for advanced features can take up arbitrary amounts
of time.


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