Just starting to look for a used ATSC TV tuner card for my dual core XP desktop PCIE for OTA digital HD broadcast.
I want to run two coax from my powered antenna- one to the TV and one to the card.
I've noticed some cards have 2 coax connections. Is this antenna in and out or do I need a splitter?
Something efficient like h264 preferred and lastly mpeg2.
What do you recommend as a good used card?
Not looking to spend much, obviously.
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Last edited by zoobie; 15th Sep 2017 at 00:36.
Maybe a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 (older version) or WinTV-HVR-1265 (newer version). Most ATSC TV cards only allow capturing a digital signal as-is, MPEG-2 video + AC3 audio. ATSC broadcasts don't use H.264.
I have a WinTV-HVR-2250 with two RF connections, one for digital, and one for analog. I use the analog port for FM radio, since it tunes FM radio as well as analog TV. The other TV cards with two RF connections that I know about also have two (or more) tuners. As far as I can recall, I haven't seen a TV tuner card with RF out.
[Edit]The only ATSC TV tuner device I know of which transcodes the video from MPEG-2 to H.264 is the Silicondust HDHomerun Extend. It isn't cheap and Windows XP is not supported.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 15th Sep 2017 at 00:50. Reason: typosIgnore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
Guess I'll need a splitter then. I've noticed different splitters with different results but I think the high frequencies are for satellites and not OTA.
Anyone else care to recommend a card for XP?
Last edited by zoobie; 15th Sep 2017 at 19:05.
Why used? Budget? Why internal? Internal slot type?Google is your Friend
MCEBuddy is one possibility for auto commercial removal and transcoding, but I have no idea if it is worthwhile, or runs well on an older Windows XP PC. I do commercial removal manually and don't want to convert the original audio and video to other formats.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 16th Sep 2017 at 13:12.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
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