[mythtv-users] pcHDTV3000 and PVR-150 together?

Greg Woods greg at gregandeva.net
Mon Jul 25 11:24:42 EDT 2005

Here is just a note for the record. I am not at all sure what is really
going on here, but in case anyone else runs into it...

I started with a pcHDTV-3000 card, and after the usual initial Myth
newbie struggles, trials, and tribulations, I got it to work. The
problem was I had the wrong card. Since I don't actually have any HD
content right now, what I really needed was a hardware encoder card (but
I didn't know about any of this stuff when I started, it just seemed
nice to buy from a vendor that supports Linux over Windows). Myth
worked, but recording or watching TV took up a lot of CPU with the
software encoding, and I do want to use this machine for things other
than Myth.

So I got myself a PVR-150, and again went through the trials and
tribulations, this time as an ivtv newbie, and got that to work. So far,
so good.

But I thought, why not have two tuners? I could use the PVR-150 most of
the time, and only use the 3000 when I need a second tuner (PiP,
watching while recording, or recording two shows at once). So I put the
3000 card back in, based on previous posts in this thread saying that
people were able to make the two very different tuner cards work

I never got very far with this, because here is the strange thing: as
soon as I put the pcHDTV-3000 card back in the machine, my Conexant
modem (with Linuxant driver, used primarily for faxing) is no longer
recognized. I have no clue as to why a video capture card would
interfere with a modem card, and this happens even before I enable any
drivers (the 3000 card wasn't being recognized either because there was
no driver set up for it yet). Remove the 3000 card, and the modem works
again. Bizarre. So for now, I am running with just the one PVR-150 card.


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