[mythtv-users] PVR-500 Dual Tuner

Jay Cornell jaycornell at comcast.net
Thu Dec 2 12:01:57 UTC 2004

Hello,  I have been researching the wintv-150 and I am confused about
the drivers.  It doesn't look like ivtv is going to build one for it.  I
appologize if I've got the info wrong (newbie), but I am trying to
configure my first mythtv system and am still gathering HW specs.

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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Brad Templeton
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 3:16 AM
To: blackpit at wanadoo.nl; Discussion about mythtv
Cc: jonathan.oexner at alum.wpi.edu
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] PVR-500 Dual Tuner

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

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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