[mythtv-users] capture card

Marshall Crocker marshall at iconux.org
Mon Aug 29 04:01:37 UTC 2005

I have a pvr-150, p3 850, and 320 MB of memory.  I have no problem 
recording and playing back with mythtv.  Only a skip every now and then 
during playback when other processes fight for the cpu.

I can't say for sure if you'd have any problems. I would think you would 
be ok.  If not, you've got reason to upgrade :)


James Howison wrote:
> On Aug 28, 2005, at 12:29 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>> Jarod Watkins wrote:
>>> I was wondering what is the cheapest mythtv compatible capture  card  
>>> with mpeg2 encoding? I have a satellite receiver, so a s- video  
>>> connector is required. Thanks ahead.
>> I would recommend using a Hauppauge (even if you can get a Yuan or  
>> something else cheaper).  Currently the cheapest of the Hauppauge  
>> line is the PVR-150 (it's also the best--the PVR-500 is basically  
>> just two PVR-150's, so it's not really "better," just two of the  best).
>> You can find the PVR-150 for about $70 after rebates at local  
>> retailers (CompUSA, Circuit City, Best Buy, etc.).  If you don't  want 
>> to wait for a special, it will cost about $90.
> Does anyone know if the minimum system requirements listed on the  
> Hauppauge site (ie PII 733Mhz for the PVR-150 and PIII 1.2GHz)  applies 
> to using the cards under Linux and MythTV, or are those just  for the 
> bundled windows software?  Any point in trying the PVR-150 in  a box 
> with a PII 713Mhz?
> Also the PVR Database (http://pvrhw.goldfish.org/) is down (looks  like 
> it has been for a while), are there any mirrors, or alternative  sources 
> of configuration information?
> Thanks,
> James
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