[mythtv-users] BT878 vs PVR-250

Joe Votour joevph at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 10 19:04:43 EDT 2004

I originally started off with a BT878 card, and wound
up sinking the money for a pair of PVR-x50's (one
PVR-250, one PVR-350).

The PVR-250 gives a much better picture quality, lower
CPU, and the resulting files are MPEG-2, so which
makes DVD authoring a lot easier (no transcoding

I don't recall any frame rate issues though.  I think
that's more to do with the output, than the input.

-- Joe

--- Ian Bishop <IBISHOP at BCLC.com> wrote:
> Hi all, I have tried MythTV with a Leadtek WinFast
> 2000 Pro and was a
> bit put off with the picture quality.  The picture
> seemed to be at a
> slightly lower frame rate.  It looked OK for most
> things, but was pretty
> much useless for watching hockey or other fast-paced
> sports.
> The PVR-250 is on sale here for $150CDN, so I was
> thinking of picking
> one up to try.
> Does anyone else have a similar experience with the
> BT cards, and have
> you tried the PVR-250?
> Ian
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