[mythtv-users] looking to upgrade my mythbox -- can a pvr-350 do it all?

Gabe Rubin gaberubin at gmail.com
Tue Oct 5 22:19:29 UTC 2004

Hi all,

Been a happy mythuser for a bit of time, but basically can only use
the mythtv functions.  I am using a syntax mobo with built in VIA 900
mhz chip and a pvr-350 to handle all the video-in and out.  I am
considering upgrading the motherboard and CPU to something a little
beefier.  As it is, I can't really play anything from mythvideo, nor
can I use mythgames.  I know I have a very slow processor and for divx
and other formats, the processor can't play the media at an adequate
speed.  I also think that instability is a direct consequence of the
sub-par mobo/cpu combo.

My question: with a speedy processor and good quality mobo, will the
PVR-350 be able to play back mpeg2 AND mpeg4, and handle mythgames? 
Or should I just spring the extra $15 for a board with tv-out on it,
and is the consensus that I would be losing a lot of quality by
forgoing the tv-out on the pvr-350?

Loving myth, but I really want to use all of its functionality, and
mythgames seems like it would be very fun to try!


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