[mythtv-users] PVR-350 versus PVR-500
garrycook at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 20:06:42 UTC 2005
I had to choose between the PVR-250 and the PVR-350 when I built my
box, the PVR-500 was not available then. I chose the PVR-250, because
after lurking on the list for a while, it seemed like it would be
easier to use video out on an nvidia card (from the posts that I read,
the quality would be better as well).
Things might be different with the PVR-350 these days, but I think I
would still make the same choice, especially now that the PVR-500 is
available. My Nvidia FX5200 only cost $50.
On 6/13/05, Nick Rosier <nick.rosier at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> > resources?
> 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.
> > Thanks,
> > Steve
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