[mythtv-users] PVR-500

Rich West Rich.West at wesmo.com
Sun Dec 24 02:14:30 UTC 2006

John P Poet wrote:
> 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:
> http://www.pcalchemy.com/product_info.php/pName/hauppauge-av-cable-set-for-pvr150-250-350-500/cName/pvr-cardstv-tuners?osCsid=f8957ae61638af9d6ab9964b0a662478
Ahh.. so that is what that cable is for..

I was looking at the one at Newegg and it wasn't clear what that extra 
cable is for.

Thanks for the help!


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