[mythtv-users] PVR-350 and PVR-500

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Tue Nov 22 07:31:37 EST 2005

Thanks for the responses. Will I be able to use PIP with the 350 and  
the 500 together through the 350's TV-out? I think that will seal the  
deal for me.

On Nov 22, 2005, at 12:29 AM, mrwester wrote:

> On 11/21/05, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> I've currently got everything running VERY nicely (except
> transcoding) on my FC4 box with a PVR-350. I was thinking about
> adding a PVR-500 into the same box. I would continue to use the 350
> for watching Live TV and playing back recordings, but would use the
> 500 for scheduled recordings and maybe a little picture-in-picture
> action. Anyone have experience with this? Plug it in and set it up
> like the 350? Will MythTV see that I have 3 encoders, 1 decoder and
> accommodate properly? Should I keep it simple and get myself a 150
> instead?
> I've got a 350 and 500 in one box and they work great together with  
> ivtv 0.4.0.  Had some issues with earlier versions of the driver  
> 0.2.7? and a via KT400 mobo, but switched to geforce2 mobo and had  
> no issues.  Don't know if the new drivers would be good with the  
> via board or not, I'd be willing to bet they would,(I think my  
> issues were with an immature driver for these cards) but I haven't  
> tried the cards in the old box to find out...  I don't think adding  
> a 150 would be any easier than a 500- as a 500 is essentially 2x150  
> on one card.  So, if you're going to go for it, you might as well  
> do the 500... Once every few weeks, it's nice to have the extra  
> tuner to resolve a recording conflict.   Since you have the 350  
> working already, adding the 500 should be pretty straightforward.
> Mike
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