[mythtv-users] PVR-350 + PVR-350 or PVR-350 + PVR-250

Jeff Clowser jclowser at unitedmessaging.com
Wed Jan 14 12:46:56 EST 2004

The PVR-350 does encoding (i.e. to record) and decoding+tv out (i.e. for 
watching TV).  Unless you want to watch multiple channels at the same 
time (i.e. 2 tv's, PIP, etc) you probably only need multiple encoders 
and only one decoder/tv out.  So, for second and additional cards, the 
PVR-250 (encoder only) is probably the way for you to go.

 - Jeff

John F DeLuca wrote:

> Thanks to the hardwork and efforts of Issac, Jarod, Axel, the 
> developers and the posters, I have a working MythTV system.  It 
> currently has a PVR-350 in it and I am contemplating another video 
> capture / tuner card.  I am still a newbie at all this so it may be a 
> dumb question but is there any benefit to getting another PVR-350 or 
> is that redundant....
> If PVR350 #1 is recoding a show and I want to watch live TV, then I'd 
> benefit from another PVR350, right?  Cause if I understand, livetv is 
> simultaneous encoding and decoding, right?  And am I correct, only the 
> PVR-350 does both?  I have an old BT8x8 card as well but watching live 
> TV with that is very choppy (although watching a recording which has 
> been recorded with the bt8x8 plays just fine).  So I assume I need the 
> benefits of the PVR-350.

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