[Cialug] MythTV HD tuner?
jrnosee at gmail.com
jrnosee at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 08:48:20 CST 2008
NOOOOOOOOO...... This is the card I was talking about earlier! If you get
this card be prepared for a headache!!! I originally bought it when it was
introduced to the market by woot.com (they set up some deal to release it
1.) ATSC/QAM/NTSC = ATSC is a pain enough to set up in Windows (Vista
x64...x86 may be easier?) but QAM is just now getting support w/ beta
drivers. I have yet to get a quality HD show to work with this board. Tried
w/ Mythbuntu and I'm still fighting issues w/ my video driver & this card,
so not much luck there. NTSC has never worked for me in linux, but did in
2.) FM...haven't even tried
3.) IR Remote...ok, so that kinda works as advertised.
4.) Linux...best be using the LATEST kernel or it's a hack-job to get this
board to work.
5.) Software encoded...use a POWERFUL system. I tried it on a single core
3GHz and had troubles...but they could all be software problems....still,
when encoding HD it seems to suck up a ton of CPU usage.
IF anyone DOES get this and get's it to work I'd LOVE to know what you
did!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought it and now I'm stuck
trying to get it to work....
On Thu, Dec 11, 2008 at 2:04 AM, Jeff Chapin <chapinjeff at gmail.com> wrote:
> For anyone interested, sellout.woot.com has a mythtv compatible refurb
> HD PCI tuner for sale today (12/11/08) for $19.99 each, plus $5 shipping.
> Only supports unencrypted channels, but comes with FM and a remote
> control, and it also supports analog signals in one device. It appears
> to be a software encoding card, sadly, so it requires a bit of power to
> the box to get the work done. Most reviewers seem to agree, great
> hardware, terrible software when it comes to this card, but if you use
> third party software, you ought to be just fine.
> Seems to work out of the box with 2.6.25 or higher, or (*shudder*)
> Windows MCE with a patch.
> Jeff Chapin
> David Champion wrote:
> > Here's a new article about building a HTPC:
> > http://arstechnica.com/guides/buyer/guide-200812-htpc.ars
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