[RndTbl] TV tuner cards

Gerald Brandt gbr at majentis.com
Mon Nov 15 06:58:22 CST 2010

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Mike Pfaiffer" <high.res.mike at gmail.com>
> To: "MUUG Roundtable" <roundtable at muug.mb.ca>
> Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 3:53:31 PM
> Subject: [RndTbl] TV tuner cards
> Does anybody have any experience with digital TV tuner cards? I'm
> thinking of picking one up in the next couple of months and I'm
> curious
> about which ones work well with Shaw. It would be nice to have access
> to
> the HD channels on the computer since none of the TVs in the house (or
> the one digital box we have) is HD compatible.
> I think I would need a basic set of definitions and vocabulary to work
> from before I start. Incidentally I plan to follow this up with a call
> to Shaw some time in the next couple of months. Consulting the folks
> here seems to be the logical first step (even before Google) because a
> few have actually set these things up.
> Some time in the future I might consider some FTA stuff. The one
> person
> I know who uses it all the time keeps putting off my request to
> actually
> see it in action. Sure the reviews from the satellite buffs are "It's
> great" but that really doesn't say anything.
> Later
> Mike

I have a mythtv system, and I use the Hauppauge HD-PVR.  It takes component in and spits out H.264 720P out USB.  Since I'm using Shaw, I have one of their Motorola boxes, and I can change channels via firewire.


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