[mythtv-users] PVR-250 and DCT2200

Ian Forde ian at duckland.org
Tue Dec 6 12:56:14 EST 2005

On Tue, 2005-12-06 at 07:56 -0600, Carl Fongheiser wrote:
> On 12/6/05, Dopey Dog <dopeydog at gmail.com> wrote:
>         If I have a PVR-250, do I still need my Motorola DCT2200
>         decoder for my digital channels?  or can the PVR-250 decode
>         everything?
> The PVR-250 doesn't decode digital channels.  You still need your
> cable box.  You'll need an IR blaster to change channels, and a lot of
> patience. I have a low success rate with my IR blaster and my DCT2100.
> It's not that the IR blaster is so bad, but that the DCT box is very
> slow, and sometimes misses remote button presses.


It's not a foregone conclusion that you'll need an IR blaster.  With a
DCT-2200, you may be able to use a serial cable...


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