[mythtv-users] Alternative to HDPVR

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Tue Dec 26 15:38:19 UTC 2017



On 12/23/2017 10:13 PM, Scot Kreienkamp wrote:
> I'm considering buying one of the HDMI capture boxes on ebay or Amazon 
> to capture from cable STB's into MythTV.  Anyone have any experience 
> they can share on how well they work?  Any problems with them?  Are 
> you using an external channel change script and an IR blaster?  Are 
> there any specs or capabilities that I should look for?  I know they 
> only capture in stereo, but since that's all I get with the HDPVR I'm 
> OK with that.
>
I have suggested that support be added for USB3 HDMI devices. I expect 
that at this time it will not work well as they are likely frame capture 
devices without mpeg support. The MythTV support for those devices is 
very old, going back to analog TV days, and may not work well with HD 
content.
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