[mythtv-users] Best option for dual tuner with tv-out?
j-hanauer at northwestern.edu
Sat Jun 18 17:45:12 UTC 2005
> However, I'd take it a step further as cost is close to the same (assuming
> PCI's are available for all this) and use 2 PVR-150's and a decent non-
> fann'd Nvidia with DVI and Svid out.
I'm cool with doing this, even thought about it. But I want good quality on
my TV-out plus I want it to stay cheap.
What's a good cheap Nvidia with good TV-out? My goal is to keep my whole
implementation under 600 (cause I figure 80 hour TiVo is 300 plus 300
lifetime subscription). So if you figure in the two PVR-150's (found the
150 for 98 bucks, the 150MCE for 76) that leaves 424 dollars to finish the
whole thing with.
Anyone have good suggestions?
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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Chad
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Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Best option for dual tuner with tv-out?
On 6/17/05, John Hanauer <j-hanauer at northwestern.edu> wrote:
> I'm still trying to decide my setup for the box I'm going to build.
> I know I want to dual tuner this baby, and I'm pretty sure I want
> If the PVR-350 TV-out is coming along as far as DVD, MythVideo, etc, then
> I'd probably use it for my output. Throw in a PVR-150MCE.
> Is this feasible if I want my machine to MythTV, MythGame, MythDVD, and
> MythVideo? Or is a PVR-500MCE better with TV-out from the video card?
> (When I say PVR-500MCE, I assume swapping this for PVR-150 and PVR-150MCE
> same thing, just paying extra to get remote and having to split cable
> signal, but again, the issue is TV-out).
> Does all that make sense?
I've never been a fan of an ALL-IN-ONE solution. So my personal
preference would be to not put all my eggs in one basket. This would
mean that at very least, I'd get a PVR-500 and a seperate videocard.
However, I'd take it a step further as cost is close to the same
(assuming PCI's are available for all this) and use 2 PVR-150's and a
decent non-fann'd Nvidia with DVI and Svid out.
It's all personal preference with your question though. If your
question is, will it work, probably. But I just finished reading a
thread about issues with the 350's TV out that are not completely
resolved, so I'd avoid it if you can.
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