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Re: Hauppauge HD-PVR

 Jarod Wilson wrote: 
> Personally, I'm targeting the Hauppauge HD-PVR for my next purchase: 
> Very cool device, integration work in mythtv already underway... 

It sounds like it is basically a self contained PVR, with some ability 
to interact with a connected PC. 

Though I'm confused. Does it have an internal hard drive? The 
description sounds like it can record internally, but there's no mention 
of disk size or recording capacity. Maybe I'm just being thrown off by 
the packaging and the marketing. Is it just an HD USB tuner? 

I also find it confusing that it is presented like a set top box (with 
remote), though the computer interface is apparently USB, not Ethernet. 
That seems to assume that the PC and TV are quite close to each other. 

The specs say it has a "H.264 AVCHD video encoder." Does that mean it is 
re-encoding the already encoded HD streams, or is that just for the NTSC 

What do you see as the advantage to this device over other HD tuners for 
use with MythTV? 

What I'd really wish Hauppauge would work on is an upgrade to their MVP 
that included hardware accelerated MPEG4 (w/AC3) playback in HD resolution. 


Tom Metro 
Venture Logic, Newton, MA, USA 
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