[mythtv-users] Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-350 (Model 990)

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Sep 5 05:47:39 EDT 2004

On 09/05/2004 02:40 AM, John Smith wrote:

>Is this the same PVR-350 that a lot of MythTV users
>use, or is the "Model 990" different?
Model 990 is the PVR-350.  Model 980 is the PVR-250.  Model 985 is the 
PVR-250MCE.  Therefore, this is just a normal PVR-350.

Note, however, that the model number has nothing to do with the specific 
configuration of the card (i.e. the tuner used on the card)--the 
configuration can be linked to the series number (a 5-digit number 
printed on the tuner--i.e. 32062 on a PVR-250 I just bought).  Many of 
the new PVR-x50's (including the one I just bought) are using tuners for 
which there is no support in the BTTV tuner driver, so using the card's 
RF (Coax) input may require a) determining the appropriate 
characteristics of the onboard tuner (preferrably from a datasheet), b) 
defining that tuner in BTTV's tuner module, compiling the BTTV tuner 
module, and installing IvyTV.  I'm not trying to say that you shouldn't 
buy the PVR-x50, just that you might have to do some extra work to use 
the onboard tuner.  If you're using S-Video or Composite inputs, you 
bypass the tuner, so lack of support for the tuner is not a problem (you 
can set the tuner to any value you want).  If you experience problems 
with the tuner, let us know on the IvyTV mailing lists ( 
http://sourceforge.net/mail/?group_id=73219 ).

>Just wondering,
>since there are quite a few reviews with 1-3 stars
>(out of five).
Probably because the people who experience problems are far more likely 
to take the time to post reviews?


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