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Re: Accessing a TV adapter via my network

On 05/02/08 10:13:37, Nate Duehr wrote:
> On Feb 5, 2008, at 2:26 AM, Barry Samuels wrote:
> > I don't intend a cardboard box to be a permanent solution but I've
> > no intention of buying a case until I know that the whole setup 
> > works.

Looks like it's time to get a case.

The Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T 500 adapter is now installed in my cardboard 
computer and I have the MythTV Backend installed on the same machine 
and the MythTV Frontend on my normal desktop.

I can now watch and record television - whoopee!

I did have to get an digital signal amplifier for the aerial connection 
to the card as I was getting only about a 27% signal strength for BBC1 
- one of our strongest channels. For the same channel on our 
television, connected to the same aerial socket, we get a signal 
strength of around 90%. Perhaps the tuner in the television is more 
sensitive than the tuners in the TV adapter. With the amplifier in 
place it's now up to 51%.

Having made 3 test recordings I can say that recording works and so 
does the scheduling.

Just a bit of tidying up then.

Barry Samuels
The Unofficial Guide to Great Britain

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