"Value-minded" system configuration (was Re: [mythtv-users] Lookingfor your experience)

Richard Mixon (qwest) rnmixon at qwest.net
Tue Sep 7 15:01:01 EDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> ><SNIP>
> Great idea.  To further the cause, I--being a
> cheapskate--came up with a
> "value-minded" system configuration based on my experience building
> systems for myself and friends.
> http://secure.newegg.com/app/WishR.asp?ID=956198
> For the value-minded.***  A $602 dual-PVR-250 combined
> frontend/backend
> system.  For additional storage, buy a second 160GB HDD for an
> additional $86, making the system cost $688.  If you only
> want to record
> one channel at a time, drop the PVR-250MCE to save $128, making the
> system cost $474.  Buying only one hard drive or tuner card now, you
> will still have the option to add additional ones in the future.

If you are really into value, you should consider one of the AverMedia
M179's instead of the Haupage:

At $53, its hard to beat and has the same encoding as the 250's. Most
people report good results, some don't.

It seems to be giving me good picture quality so far.

 - Richard

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