[mythtv-users] Hauppage Quality comparison question

Garry Cook garrycook at gmail.com
Sat Jun 11 18:17:00 UTC 2005

On 6/11/05, Robin Smith <1canuck2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I currently have a MythTV box with a PVR-250. I am happy with its
> quality for capturing SD cable TV.
> Is there any noticeable quality difference between the PVR-250 and the
> newer 150/500 models? Does anyone have a Mythbox that has both a 250
> and a 150 (or 500) in it that can give a direct comparison (since all
> other variables should be identical).
> I am planning on building my second Mythbox and want to know if I
> should spring for a PVR-250 again or is the 150 equivalent in quality.
> I can get PVR250MCE locally for $171 (Canadian) or for $184 I can get
> the 500MCE. $13 for dual tuners is tempting, but not if the quality is
> poo. In fact, two 150MCEs would be $172.
> Are there any issues making two 150s work in the same box? Is there
> any advantage/disadvantage of two 150s over one 500?
> I can't seem find much on the list comparing the quality of each card
> which surprised me.

I run a box with a PVR-250, PVR-250MCE, and a PVR-500MCE. I see no
noticeable difference in the quality of the recordings. Support for
the PVR-500MCE is obtained using the latest ivtv drivers, I have not
tried the old 'stable' 0.2.x drivers with this card.

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