[mythtv-users] USB composite input recommendations

Jerome Yuzyk jerome at supernet.ab.ca
Tue Dec 31 01:54:49 UTC 2019

On Monday, December 30, 2019 2:34:45 PM MST Peter Bennett wrote:
> 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.

Thanks. I have an older one of these from when I thought I'd need it for my HD 
STB. From what I've read here, I should stock up on wall-warts!

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