[Gllug] tv tuner with hdmi input

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Thu Dec 10 11:10:59 UTC 2009

Andrew Davies wrote:
> Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> hi,
>> There seems to be very conflicting info out there on the internets about 
>> hdmi capable tv-tuner cards for mythTV. Just wondering if anyone on here 
>> has used one or knows enough about them to recommend something ?
>> We have sky+ HD, and the quality of the + box is border line (its the 
>> Samsung model ). And I would really like to replace just the recording 
>> capability with a linux box running MythTV. My TV already has a dvi and 
>> vga input, so getting the content onscreen wont be a big deal.
> One of the reasons HDMI was brought in was to create a secure 
> environment where a signal couldn't be recorded when it was used. HDCP 
> is part of the HDMI standard that, although not yet turned on (to allow 
> analogue (Component) HD capable equipment to view HDCP material whilst 
> people upgraded), will lock down the signal from beginning to end.
> Hauppauge make a Component 1080i recording box  that is compatible with 
> Linux (to what level I'm unsure) and this is the only way I've seen to 
> record a HD signal.
> http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR

The latest linux outlaws podcast is an interview with one of the Myth TV
devs, he mentions the card that he uses personally (although I can't
remember off the top of my head which one it is). Even though he's
American that might be a good place to start.

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