[mythtv-users] Hauppauge ImpactVCB-e failure

Andrew Meredith andrew at anvil.org
Fri Sep 4 15:52:52 UTC 2020

Excellent idea .. I'll keep this one in reserve if the efforts to get
the cards I just bought fail.

Much obliged :-)

Andy M

On 04/09/2020 16:39, Stephen Worthington wrote:
> A different angle to consider - you can still use your PCI cards with
> a PCIe only motherboard.  I recently had this problem with upgrading
> my mother's MythTV box, where her DVB-T tuners were PCI.  The solution
> I found was to use one of these:
> https://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/components/other-pci-cards/listing-2763205390.htm
> It is a PCIe x1 to 2 x PCI slots adapter.  I have it connected out the
> back of her MythTV box with her two Hauppauge Nova-TD dual DVB-T tuner
> cards in it.  It uses a USB 3 cable to carry the PCIe x1 signals to
> the dual PCI slots, and also needs a SATA power plug.  If your case is
> right, it is supposed to be possible to mount it internally in a 5.25"
> dive slot, but I did not try that.
> Another alternative that should work if your PCI card is low profile
> or your case has extra headroom is one of these:
> The disadvantage of these is the you only get one PCI card in one PCIe
> slot, when a PCIe x1 slot is capable of running several PCI cards.

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