[mythtv-users] PVR-250 and DCT2200

Dopey Dog dopeydog at gmail.com
Wed Dec 7 20:31:15 EST 2005

Thanks for all the info guys, but I already have it working using a serial
cable for changing channels.  I'm using an ATI Remote wonder and having no
problems with it.  I was just wondering if I still needed the DCT2200, guess
I do.   I currently only have a 'frame grabber' (ATI TV Wonder VE) and it
seems to be working fine, was just seeing that if I went to a pvr-250 if I
would still need the box.  Cost for my mythTV box has been $140 cdn, $100
for a sapphire radeon 9600 with s-video out and $40 for the ati remote.  I'm
using an old athlon 1200 with 512 ram and a 20 and 2-40gb drivers that I
combined.  Going good.


On 12/6/05, Ian Forde <ian at duckland.org> wrote:
> 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.
> Sigh...
> 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...
>         -I
> >
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