[mythtv-users] PVR-500

John P Poet jppoet at gmail.com
Sat Dec 23 22:04:48 UTC 2006

On 12/23/06, Rich West <Rich.West at wesmo.com> wrote:
> I was just checking out the PVR-500 (yes, I've seen the various threads
> regarding the Samsung vs. Phillips tuners), and, am I right in that
> there is really only one coax video input?  In looking at the pictures
> on Newegg, I'm a bit confused with regard to the application I am
> looking to use it in.
> I've got DirecTV, which means that I need a STB (Set top box) per
> television, or, in this case, per MythTV tuner card.
> I've got a Myth BackEnd on a MicroATX motherboard with three PCI slots.
> I already have one slot occupied with the PVR-150 which is working out
> great.  In the long run, I think I am going to need 4 tuners, so I
> figured getting a PVR-500 with its dual tuners would do the trick.  But,
> now that I look at the PVR-500, I'm having trouble figuring out how it
> would work (I'd rather not buy it first without having a plan on how to
> proceed).
> Combine that with the fact that my dual-tuner DirecTivo is dying, I've
> got to come up with some solution soon before my wife loses her DirecTivo.

So, you want to hook up to it via s-video?  The PVR-500 has one
s-video input on it's backplane.  To hook up to it's second encoder
with s-video, you would need the a/v cable for it:



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