[Novalug] MythTV - Which Hauppauge Board / Hdw?
greg at pryzby.org
Tue Dec 14 09:21:37 EST 2010
On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 9:29 PM, Roger W. Broseus <RogerB at bronord.com>wrote:
> Planning for a MythTV box. What Haupauge board has given you success?
> I see them labled as "Win-TV PVR" boards. Shades of Win-modems? Is there a
> moderately priced model that doesn't off-load to the CPU - or maybe that's
> not a problem if the unit I build is pretty much dedicated to DVR
It depends on what you are using for input, really.....
I think there is only 1 HD external tuner (1212?) and it needs USB 2.0.
Works like a champ, as well as the IR for changing channels.
I have played w/ most of the USB tuners and they all work iirc.
The downside to the external USB tuner is they need input from something
(Cable box) and have to change the channel on the box (infrared). So, more
cabling and costs (rental) and that box can only display the channel being
recorded (unlike DVR where it can record 1 channel and show another; 2
There are tuners available that can use cable cards. I have NOT played with
them, yet. Ideally that will solve the problem of a cable box for each
tuner. You would need multiple tunersand cable boxes if you want to record
multiple shows at the same time or record a show while watching another.
If you've built a MythTV box lately, what worked for you? I'm planning a
> small form-factor - bookshelf style. Almost bought a refurbed Dell
> Optiplex today but it was running kinda hot and probably didn't have
> enough room inside for a full-height board. Decided $99 would be a false
external USB for the tuner is what I am familiar with and works.
greg pryzby greg at pryzby dot org
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