"Value-minded" system configuration (was
Re: [mythtv-users] Lookingfor your experience)
ken at hudat.com
Tue Sep 7 19:21:40 EDT 2004
Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 09/07/2004 03:01 PM, Richard Mixon (qwest) wrote:
>> 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.
> One last thing I should probably mention. With the current CK patches
> for ivtv, PVR-x50's are autodetected. Therefore, no module options are
> necessary (getting these correct have proven to be the hardest part of
> configuring ivtv, so the process was automated in the CK patches--thanks
> Hans). However, due to lack of documentation and sparcity of m179
> users, the Avermedia cards are *not* autodetected and require specifying
> all appropriate module options manually. So, if you consider saving a
> couple hours (if you've done it before) up to several days or a week (if
> you haven't) of trial and error testing a fair trade for spending the
> extra $75, you might want to stick with the PVR-x50's.
I wanted to mention that I reinstalled my myth box last night in a whopping
couple of hours and I installed the latest ck patched ivtv drivers from
ATRPMS. Everything auto-detected. It was an extremely pleasant experience.
And I've got a Yuan MPG600. This really surprised me. :-)
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