[mythtv-users] PVR-250 MCE

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Sep 5 18:24:42 EDT 2004

On 09/05/2004 05:49 PM, Justin Hart wrote:

>Does the PVR-250 MCE work with MythTV?
Yes, however, you will need to have a version of IvyTV (the drivers for 
the PVR-x50's) that supports your card.  You might be able to get 
version 0.1.9 (the stable version) to work by specifying a cardtype, but 
0.1.10-pre2 with Chris Kennedy's patches ( ) will autodetect an MCE.  (And, if 
you're extremely lucky, your tuner.  See my post at 
http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/82628 .)

>  It looks to be about $40
>cheaper.  What is different about it
I does not come with an IR remote, but it does have an FM radio tuner.  
The PVR-250 has an IR remote, but no FM radio tuner (actually, a few 
PVR-250's have radio, but I wouldn't count on yours having it).

> that makes it less expensive?
In my opinion, the IR remote isn't worth $40, so I figure it's some 
marketing thing to get the Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition PC's 
to use it.  They reduce the price, but increase the volume... (Sell 
every one at a loss, but make up for it in volume. :)

>it worth saving the money for this, or should I go with the PVR-250?
Yes.  But then again, I wanted an RF remote (instead of IR), so all my 
Hauppauge remotes are sitting in a corner.


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