[mythtv-users] Should I wait for the PVR 150

Jos Hoekstra joshoekstra at gmx.net
Sat Dec 18 10:45:55 UTC 2004

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brad Templeton" <brad+myth at templetons.com>
To: "Andrew Close" <aclose at gmail.com>; "Discussion about mythtv" 
<mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 18, 2004 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Should I wait for the PVR 150

> On Fri, Dec 17, 2004 at 11:17:11PM -0600, Andrew Close wrote:
>> >
>> > -Nate
>> http://hauppauge.com/pages/compare_pvr.html
> One thing I am curious about.  The pictures of the 150-MCE show it with
> two RF jacks on the board.  The 150 non-MCE that I have had just one
> RF jack on the board, as per its pictures.  In fact the 150-MCE looks
> like the 500-MCE which also has 2 jacks but an extra tuner module.
> Is this just a dummy jack so they could use the same PCB for 150 and 500?
> Or does it do something?
> I've always thought it would be nice to have two (or more) RF jacks
> in the Digital TV world where you are hooking up to an antenna and/or
> cable.  You might have only one tuner, but you would like to switch
> it between antenna (ATSC & NTSC) and Cable (QAM and NTSC) sources.
> Or, to solve a problem many people have, to have two antennas, when
> the transmitters are in different directions, even though you have
> only one tuner.
> But I have no idea what's going on, or even if the picture is right.
> Or is it for FM radio?
It's for FM, al MCE-models seem to support fm radio. Dunno how the 
PVR-500MCE does it though.

It has 2 jacks as well and is supposed to be dual-tuner, guess it's got a 
splitter onboard then?


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