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

Kendrick Vargas 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:
>>  http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=property&DEPA=1
>> 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. :-)

Let he who is without clue cast the first scone

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