[mythtv-users] 2nd Card Opinions

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Sep 21 11:57:10 EDT 2004

On 09/21/2004 11:01 AM, John Kuhn wrote:

> are you using the tv-out from your 350? if you are you wont be able to 
> use any other card besides a pvr250 card..

True if trying to get a greenlight for the PVR-250 from the wife.

> since nothing elese will decode

using the PVR-350's hardware decoder

> on the pvr350..

Meaning you would have to use the framebuffer and your CPU and would get 
a tearing effect occasionally.

Therefore, the PVR-250 or PVR-250MCE or M179 is your best bet, but you 
could still use a frame grabber (BTTV-based design) if you really want 
to save the money.


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