Old Grey Geek: I must have read this thread a dozen times and still I am a bit puzzled, here are my questions, I'll try to keep it simple so as I can understand it.
I have been looking at the WinTV-HVR-3000
Now , this card supports DVB-s DVB-T and analogue TV (which sound just the ticket) but no mention of MHEG-5 or H264 it is also MPG-2 and not MPG-4
So will this work for our DVB-T? or must it be MPG-4? or will my Graphics card (Nvidia GeForce FX 5200) do that job?
Also will this HVR 3000 do the EPG? as there is no mention of MHEG 5.
My system is: AMD athalon3000+ running at 2.1 Ghz, 1.5 Gig Ram on a Gigabyte K8 Triton GA-k8ns Pro Motherboard. Out-putting to a Panasonic TX-26LX500A
If this card is not suitable what should I be looking at?
Thanx in advance for any suggestions or answers.
Ok ill help you out here as best i can
The WinTV HVR3000 will work fine for DVB-T and DVB-S and also Analogue but you have to remember this is a hybrid tuner and you will not be able to use all 3 at the same time. Also the PVR3000 only recieves the signal it doesnt decode it so thats why there is no mention of H.264 on the product box
Your GForce FX5200 is not going to cut it as it doesnt do H.264 you are at least going to need a GT8500 or better (or simlar ATI card that does H.264)
Also your M/B is AGP so you really are going to have to upgrade I belive to get a video card that does H.264 unless you can find a AGP one.
Im not sure about the MHEG 5 EPG
As for the rest of your system as said above it all hinges on you getting the H.264 decodeing done which means a new card to see if the rest of your system can handle it.