Re: Hardware setup question
The HD-PVR takes the analog stream from the component outputs of the set-top-receiver box, encodes it to h.264 format and sends it out the USB port to the PC, which does the actual recording onto the hard disk. It comes with an IR blaster and a remote, but you shouldn't need them, since there are several "channel changer" scripts out there for popular STBs which will change the channel via FireWire.
Myth should have HD-PVR support "real soon now". My current Myth box is running Mandriva, but they're slow about getting package updates out the door so am thinking about switching it over to Ubuntu, which most of my other machines are running. There was recently a Myth update for Hardy, does anyone know if it has any of the HD-PVR backend support enabled?
I have one but am only able to record from it manually in Linux by doing a direct "cat /dev/v4l/video1 > (filename).ts". The recordings it produces are VERY nice in 720p.
Originally Posted by ohzopants
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