[TriLUG] mythtv ramblings
lug at blackwizard.net
Tue Mar 22 15:18:17 EST 2005
If you folks were just looking to get a basic mythtv setup going (with
an old cpu athlon duron 800), for tv card would you go for the Hauppauge
PVR- 150, 250 or 350?
Seems the main advantage (link above) of the 350 is the mpeg decoder.
How much of an advantage is this?
Seems odd that the PVR-500 is pretty much the same price as the PVR-350
Oh, I see, PVR-500 two encoders, PVR-350 one encoder, one decoder.
I'm a bit confused about which part to get. If I principally, want to
record and playback after, a 350(if I want hardware decoding) or 250?
If I want to record and watch tv at the same time, a 500?
If I want a remote control a non-MCE variety?
James Brigman wrote:
>Quick note about the PVR-500: Minky's right about the single input on
>the PVR-500. I grabbed my card to take a look and was surprised: the
>PVR-500 DOES have the FM tuner built in! Here are the connections, top
>FM Radio (coax F-connector)
>NTSC Vid In (coax F-connector)
>S-Video In (Polarized 4-pin DIN)
>Composite In (Yellow RCA)
>Audio Left Input (White RCA)
>Audio Right Input (Red RCA)
>The PVR 150 and 500 are the newer cards and feature the Conexant MPEG II
>A/V encoder, Part #CX23416-12, and what looks like a big RAM buffer.
>The 500 I got is an OEM "MCE" model. They don't come with a remote
>control, they are meant for use with the one that comes with WinXP Media
>I have lust for the Lascala boxes. They are nice. DO THEY TAKE STANDARD
>ATX POWER SUPPLIES?
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