I am based in Australia where I am currently receiving free-to-air digital TV via a set-top converter connected to my wide screen Sony CRT TV. I am thinking about setting up a LinuxMCE box and would like to get clarification on the following:
1. If I decide to go with something like Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-150 which, based on what I have read so far, is pretty much guaranteed to work, will I be able to "feed" it analog signals out of my DVB-T set top converter? What I am trying to avoid is having to use a separate remote for the converter and LinuxMCE. Does anyone have any experience with this?
2. I suppose replacing my set top converter with a DVB-T receiver as part of the LinuxMCE setup would be better, however I haven't seen any reports of LinuxMCE compatible configurations. What's the recommended hardware for this kind of setup (HD DVB-T receiver with PVR functionality)? My current TV only supports SD but I would like to make my system HD 1080i capable so that everything is ready to go once I upgrade the TV.
Thanks for your input!