[mythtv-users] PVR 250's OEM on ebay for $88

Malcolm mythtv at lds.dyndns.org
Thu Jan 1 23:53:32 EST 2004

On Thu, 1 Jan 2004 18:37:56 -1000
" James L. Paul" <james at mauibay.net> wrote:

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> My understanding is that the OEM versions generally don't support IR. I
> have the one that is commonly called a Freestyle card, and it does not
> support a remote.
> Then again, I don't see why the lack of a remote o nthe card should
> matter, with so many ways to provide better remote support. The hardware
> to build an IR receiver is in the same price range or less than a good
> remote control. (I built mine for about $16, and that's about what I
> paid for a new Tivo remote I use with it. ;)

Oh OK.  So what you're saying is that even if the card doesn't support a
remote you can build a receiver and use a generic remote?  I'm guessing
the generic built receiver does not connect to the card but into a serial
port or something?


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