Originally Posted by hiperco
What QAM tuner card are you using? I have always been tempted by linux, but have not had the time (or the gumption) to take the plunge. (Does MCE do QAM well?)
I'm using the Silicon Dust HDHomeRun (http://www.silicondust.com/
External Ethernet device
Dual tuners for the price of most single-tuner PCI cards
Developers of the hardware/firmware are VERY active on their support forums
Still a few firmware bugs. The HDHR has only been out since November or December I believe. I've had mine less than a month
MCE support was just released and is its infancy
Still a few quirks with MythTV support for the device, but very few. Looking back at recent history, the only failed recording I've had was CSI last Thursday, and the fact that WBNG changed channels and program numbers would explain that.
Getting the HDHR set up for QAM cable with MythTV is NOT in any way user-friendly at the moment. It should probably be mature once Myth 0.21 is released, HDHR support is only available if you run a Subversion snapshot of Myth. (i.e. their "heavy development" codebase)
Overall, despite the quirks, I'm extremely happy with the HDHR, especially now that it is being fed WBNG in high def.
I only watched a short clip of NCIS last night, as I found the channel halfway through and didn't want to risk FUBARing my Myth box before House.
I should have told Myth to re-record some of tonight's reruns...