[mythtv-users] PVR 500MCE worth the trouble yet?
reith at racores.com
Fri Jul 22 15:12:45 EDT 2005
At 03:03 PM 7/22/2005, you wrote:
>On Fri, 2005-07-22 at 14:57 -0400, Jim Reith wrote:
> > At 02:52 PM 7/22/2005, you wrote:
> > >Hi,
> > >
> > >The PVR 500MCE's price is getting nicer and nicer and I am thinking
> > >about getting one. I currently use 2 PVR 250s without problems. Is it
> > >worth the hassle buying a 500MCE and tossing out one of the 250s?
> > >
> > >Can the 500 be mixed with a 250?
> > Well, the 500s and the 150s need the latest ivtv drivers while the 250s
> > work with the stable ones. If you watch the traffic here you'll see that
> > they're not quite turnkey just yet. it might be a little effort so what's
> > the extra tuner worth in your own time?
>Wow, that's a quick reply ;-)
You got lucky, I had a moment at work and grabbed a chunk from this lists
it can be done but it takes some effort and there isn't a single definitive
HowTo just yet. Took me 3-4 days and I've still got a problem with my
remote going dead after 20-30 minutes YMMV
>I am just looking back in the archives, it seems the 500/150 are still
>troublesome. I was planning on slowly migrating to a single 500, freeing
>one PCI slot...
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