removed support for sw encoded cards

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    Hello,
    Since about a year i'm user of Mediaportal but now i read in the CVS rss feed that software encoded tv cards are totally not supported anymore. Does this mean that i cannot use Mediaportal anymore for watching Television? I understand that there has to be some decisions about this because supporting everything is simply not possible but totally removing any support for cards that worked in the past correctly with MP is the other opposite of it.
    Now i'm kinda lucky my birthday is coming up and on my present list is a h/w tv tuner card but even though MP is one of the best programs in development i have seen on the internet i'm still dissappointed in this change. I guess i'm not the only one using a S/W card like my Pinancle PCTV stereo card.



    Does anyone know a MP supported card not that expensive let's say less than €100 euros H/W card with FM tuner Tv Tuner and Teletekst in the Nehterlands? please let me know.
     
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    Consider buying a Hauppauge pvr 150MCE. It has everything you need and works wonderful with MP. And it should be available for ~60-70€.

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    The PVR 150 MCE is indeed the best "cheap" H/W card. If you want to try your birthday luck you may want to try the PVR 500 MCE @ about €110, which is two 150's on one card. (record while you watch another channel)
    For prices and availability in NL (supposing you understand dutch):
    http://tweakers.net/pricewatch/cat/66
     
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    Just a bit confused,
    dvb cards are considered hw encoding by mp also if they don't have hw mpeg accelleration right (like skystar 1)?!?
    So my ss2 card will continue to work, and my asus 7131 dual will work only for the dvb-t part?
    I'm I right?!?
     
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    Well, it doesn't make sense to encode a digital signal (again) as it's already broadcasted in MPEG2. For analog it's only about the encoding, so the decoding hasn't much to do with this here...

    Absolutely correct.
     
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    thanks a lot!!!
    this was the response I was hoping to receive :D :D :D
     
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    Hm....... using my SW-tuner (Medion/PHillips) flawlessly...
     
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    Thats fine it will continue to work using what you have but any new upgrades to media portal will be incompatable with your tv card.
     
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    Which version of MP are you using?
     
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    Updated to latest CVS, then the support was gone... try using a CVS from around new-years day.... works for me.
     
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