[mythtv] PVR 250 & Linux vs Windows PVRs

Derek Atkins warlord at MIT.EDU
Wed Nov 12 11:56:46 EST 2003

Lots of people have set up MythTV boxes with PVR-250/350 cards.  It
works great.  Recording works great with either type of card.  The 350
output is terrific (although the driver still has a bunch of issues).


"George & Kim Lopez" <gklopez at metacrawler.com> writes:

> I have seen, with mixed results, Linux PVR 
> solutions using Hauppauge PVR 250 tuner cards on 
> different systems.  I am in the research phase 
> (reading the web, subscribing to mail-lists, 
> downloading How-to Manuals, etc) of converting 
> one of my computers (P4, 2.4 GHz), currently in 
> a closet, into a Linux PVR.  I am curious if 
> anyone has actually gotten the system up and 
> running to a satisfactory condition.  I am not 
> necessarily an audio-phile.  I just want to be 
> able to record and archive different TV shows or 
> music off of my Direct TV.  
>    I am about to buy my TV tuner card (the only 
> piece of equipment I think I am missing) and was 
> considering the Hauppauge PVR 250 or 350 or the 
> Pinnacle Pro.  From the Hauppauge and Pinnacle 
> web-site, it looks like I could set up a Windows 
> PVR solution instead of Linux.  Any thoughts on 
> this?  Why would this NOT be a good solution 
> other than the fact that it would be M$.  Please 
> accept my apologies as I realize I have 
> bombarded you with a ton of questions.  I would 
> appreciate any info you could provide.  I will 
> do my best to document my results and post my 
> learnings or travails.  Admittedly, I am a bit 
> of a Linux newbie as I have not messed with it 
> since RH 6.2 came out. 
> Thanks,
> George
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