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tommatthews

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Tuner Card for Direct TV
« on: January 17, 2011, 01:36:11 am »
Hello,

I need a recommendation on which tuner card to put into my core.  I have all the other components identified (thanks for the help).  I am thinking of the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250.  I have only 1 TV but I want to be able to watch one channel and record on another.  Is this a good choice or do you recommend something better?

Thanks for your help,  Tom

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Re: Tuner Card for Direct TV
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2011, 05:34:25 am »
For DirecTV, you will need to attach a Hauppauge HD-PVR to the USB port of either your core, or the nearest media director, and wire the component output of your DirecTV box to the HD-PVR, so the system can digitize it. You can then use a USB UIRT to control the DirecTV receiver.

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Re: Tuner Card for Direct TV
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2011, 05:49:27 pm »
Thanks Thom.  This is all pretty exciting stuff.  I really love Linux (though am very much a newbie) and I love my audio.  Looking forward to this marriage.

Tom

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Re: Tuner Card for Direct TV
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2011, 05:52:59 pm »
Thom,

Won't I still need a tuner card of some kind for my PC?  Something to plug the PVR in to?

Tom

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Re: Tuner Card for Direct TV
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2011, 06:09:24 pm »
That's what the HD-PVR is, bro.

Go google it. ;)

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Re: Tuner Card for Direct TV
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2011, 06:10:49 pm »
When I said newb I wasn't kidding!

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Re: Tuner Card for Direct TV
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2011, 07:14:34 pm »
At CES Hauppauge announced an internal component capture that attaches to a 1xPCie for $159. I haven't seen anything else yet. these are suppossed to be functionally similar to the USB version. So you might want to wait for these to come out.