[mythtv-users] Re: Hauppage Quality comparison question

Robin Smith 1canuck2 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 23:35:43 UTC 2005

So I just got a deal on the PVR500MCE and snatched it up. Hopefully
I'll be happy quality wise. Now I just need an IR port solution for my
All For One remote.

On 6/11/05, Robin Smith <1canuck2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks for the replies
> > The Amity2 family (PVR-150/500) are considered better (with comb
> > filtering among other), but the PVR-350/250 were already doing a great
> > job, so you won't be able to really see the difference.
> Is the comb filtering a tweakable option or its just there in the
> 150/500 and not in the 250/350.
> > > Are there any issues making two 150s work in the same box? Is there
> > > any advantage/disadvantage of two 150s over one 500?
> > One PCI slot less? But you have less external (parallel) inputs.
> This is not an issue, in fact one of the reasons I am building the
> second Mythbox is to have one with a full ATX board (instead of the
> microatx in my current one).
> Plus, this time I am going to go "homegrown" w/ CVS as my current
> Mythbox is built on FC2 using Jarod's guide and I want to play with a
> new leaner distro and CVS based Myth/drivers/etc without having to
> kill my current spousally-adored box.
> > The difference are more in price and Linux support. As a new product
> > the PVR-150 had no drivers initially, but the ivtv project was
> > amazingly fast in picking up support (considering that the
> > card is very different, only the mpeg encoder is the same).
> Is there a way to buy a 150 with the ir port and ir receiver but no
> remote? I want to use a third party remote but I'd like the IR port
> with the 150. The 150MCE's have no IR port, correct?

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