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angelxmoreno

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add a tuner per media director?
« on: December 13, 2008, 07:35:26 pm »
I am a total noob and have not made any purchases towards getting linuxmce in my house, but i do want it. I will have HD antenna tv service. I plan to have a hybrid in the living room and 3 media directors (one for each bedroom). So my question is :

If I want to grant the ability for all 4 media directors (the core/media director and the other 3 media directors in the bedrooms) to be able to watch different TV channels at the same time, do i need to add 4 tv tuners to my hybrid?

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Re: add a tuner per media director?
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 10:04:05 pm »
Though I am still new to MythTV and LinuxMCE myself, I think I can answer your question.

You need as many tuners as you do the number of TV shows you want to record and watch simultaneously at a given moment. Meaning that if you have four tuners, you can: watch 1 show on the Living Room TV, watch 1 show in the bedroom and record two shows, OR watch 3 shows in the bedrooms and record 1 show, etc. So the number of tuners is based on the maximum TV usage at a given point. If you want to be able to watch TV in all rooms at the same time, I would also throw in an extra tuner or two to record shows on top of the four.

Though in order to assist you on which tuners to buy, I need to ask if you are using solely an antenna or do you have cable or cable/satellite boxes?

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Re: add a tuner per media director?
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2008, 03:58:41 am »
Here is the very short list of plug and play tuners:

For SD: Hauppauge PVR 150/250/500/USB2
For HD: HDHomeRun

don't mess with anything else, atm.

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Re: add a tuner per media director?
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008, 11:27:41 am »
Here is the very short list of plug and play tuners:

For SD: Hauppauge PVR 150/250/500/USB2
For HD: HDHomeRun

don't mess with anything else, atm.

-Thom


For ATSC, but for DVB there are different ones (for eg HDHomeRun still doesn't do DVB, but is due for a DVB release any year now!) Nova T 500 is OK for DVB HD...

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Re: add a tuner per media director?
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2008, 12:08:45 pm »
Here is the very short list of plug and play tuners:

For SD: Hauppauge PVR 150/250/500/USB2
For HD: HDHomeRun

don't mess with anything else, atm.

-Thom


For ATSC, but for DVB there are different ones (for eg HDHomeRun still doesn't do DVB, but is due for a DVB release any year now!) Nova T 500 is OK for DVB HD...

Also these DVB cards work out of the box with the 0710 Kernel;

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T_PCI

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/AVerMedia_AVerTV_DVB-T_771_(A771)

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