[mythtv-users] PVR-500 Dual Tuner

Brad Templeton brad+myth at templetons.com
Thu Dec 2 08:16:09 UTC 2004

On Thu, Dec 02, 2004 at 08:06:39AM +0100, Rolf Zwart wrote:
> Hello,
> Is there anybody who has already got the (dual-tuner) new PVR-500 card from Hauppage working with MythTV? As I understand it is already being sold in Amercia i.e.??

It's mostly a slot-saver right now, which of course is important if you
have a SFF computer or micro-atx, but the cheapest I see that card out for
is around $135-$140, and the PVR-150-MCE can be had for $62 according to
froogle, so it's actually cheaper to buy two of those.  Of course
this won't last and I suspect this card will become the normal purchase.

Of course, I have lived happily on a 1 tuner Tivo before trying to build
my mythbox which will have two tuners, a pcHDTV and a wintv-150.  I
sort of feel that a scheduling conflict is god's way of telling me I
watch too much TV.

(Of course, if you have a Canadian satellite dish, you will not get
many scheduling conflicts, since they give you local channels from 5
zones of Canada as well as U.S. EST and PST, so most shows are on
more than enough times to eliminate any trouble.  Unfortunately Expressvu
switched satellites in August and so the south and west USA can't see
about 1/3rd of the channels, you should go to Starchoice instead.  Cheaper
than any US satellite as well.)

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