[mythtv-users] PVR-350 versus PVR-500
nick.rosier at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 19:25:54 UTC 2005
On 6/13/05, Steve Nuffer <nuffersp at yahoo.com> wrote:
> First, I haven't tried to build MythTV yet. I need to purchase a capture
> card. My proof of concent system isn't the greatest but I'm willing to
> spend some $$ on a card.
> The PVR 500 is currently $40 cheaper then the PVR 350 at Amazon. The
> manufacture's web site doesn't compare them all that well. For those with
> more experience, which would you buy?
PVR-500: dual-tuner so you can record 2 programs at the same time. no
mpeg2-decoding. driver-support is still in full development
PVR-350: single tuner so only 1 program at the time. hardware mpeg2
decoding. haven't seen anything so far that can compare to this
quality. proven card, been around for a while, drivers are (pretty)
> Do they both have the same hardware decoding for the PCs that lack the
The 500 doesn't have hardware decoding so... you'll need a videocard
with a pretty descent tv-out.
> Remote on the 350
> Dual capture on the 500.
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