[mythtv-users] Capture Card

Greg Oliver oliver.greg at gmail.com
Thu Dec 12 21:10:53 UTC 2019

On Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:26 PM Allen Edwards <allen.p.edwards at gmail.com>

> On Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 10:17 AM DaveD <mythtv at guiplot.com> wrote:
>> I am having trouble with OTA reception on rainy days and am looking into
>> improving my signal.  The first thing I am looking at is my capture
>> card; currently a Dvico Fusion Dual tuner.  I don't know if Dvico is
>> cheap enough to do it, but other dual cards I've looked into have a
>> splitter on-board which introduces a minimum of -3.5 db, even it it's
>> done right, and I'm guessing theirs does, too.  Two capture cards (or
>> external devices) would be fine as I have an unused output on my
>> distribution amplifier already.
>> A lot of what I've read indicates that the Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1265 has
>> the best sensitivity, but all the posts/articles that state that are old
>> (like 2014) and I am wondering if anyone on this list has experience
>> with a capture device that is as good or better and supported on Linux.
>> What would be really cool is a dual (or more) tuner device with an
>> inboard distribution amp, rather than a splitter.  Of course the
>> manufacturers don't seem to advertise anything about their hardware
>> capabilities, just their "cool" Windoze software.
>> Any advise or experience with this would be greatly appreciated.
>> Dave D.
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> Best is a rooftop antenna and an amplifier close to or on the antenna. If
> you do that the sensativity of your cards won't matter.
> Allen

I have an attic mounted (large) antenna here with an amplifier that works
well also.  Newer homes with the radiation barriers in the attics do not
work well with this layout though.
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