[mythtv-users] USB composite input recommendations

Peter Bennett pb.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Dec 30 21:34:45 UTC 2019

On 12/30/19 1:59 PM, Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
> On Sunday, December 29, 2019 3:01:29 PM MST Jerome Yuzyk wrote:
>> On Sunday, December 29, 2019 2:25:41 PM MST Phill Edwards wrote:
>>>> Can I just follow the Wiki or other "USB Tuner" instructions? I use
>>>> LircChannelChanger already, so I just need a Composite capture conduit.
>>>> (I
>>>> think)
>>> Have you considered a HD Homerun? They're easy to set up, reliable, and
>>> have multiple tuners in one. And you don't have to worry about Linux
>>> compatibility, device drivers etc.
>> I have, but it's OTA, and we don't have many channels here, definitely not
>> the cable channels.
> I should add that I'm in Canada, and we don't have a CableCard option.
To record from composite you could use a Hauppage HD PVR. It supports 
composite and component input. Some models support HDMI as long as the 
HDMI does not use HDCP encryption.

Note new models of the HD PVR require a separate compilation of the 
driver because of license restrictions, so you need to look into that 
before going ahead with this.

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