Now that my spending is done on a second EyeTV for my Macs and an upgraded MyHD tuner for the HTPC I can finally start saving for the Dual G5 I keep putting off. Can't wait to see the improved OTA reception and QAM on my HTPC as well. In my multipath plagued region, a next gen tuner is a necessity for reception of everything. The MyHD 120 does and hopefully the 130 will also play EyeTV files without difficulty.
Originally posted by madpoet Carey, you need to check the Local HDTV forum and find out of your Comcast local broadcasts their QAM in the clear. If they do, you probably do NOT need to upgrade. I have the very basic package from my local Cox, and I get all the HD locals they have through my QAM tuner. They won't tell you that you can, but you can .
This is the best advice here. I have the $12.95 limited basic from Comcast and I get the HD locals they offer. I also have the box for an additional $5.95. Although QAM is digital, the digital the cable companies refer to is different.
But, even though I also have Comcast (like the OP), each system is different.
I have a question for our DC contingent here. I noticed on the Preorder that it still lists a Serial IR control. I thought I read Cliff stating that it would be USB? Did I misunderstand, or is there going to be a switch over at some point?
The ETA you are seeing is right under the DVI card which is not going to be released at the same time as the MDP-130. DVI cards will be back-ordered until further notice.
The initial shipment of the MDP-130 will have the serial receiver/remote instead of the USB model which will not be ready until March. For those that have to have the USB remote model, we recommend that you purchase the card after March when the hardware is changed.
Still don't know for certain when the order will be ready to ship but final round of software testing is in progress.