[mythtv-users] Questions before my LUG's mythtv buildout
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Feb 5 19:36:41 UTC 2006
On 02/05/2006 01:50 PM, Matt Darnell wrote:
> My LUG, LUAU,
Sweet name! :)
> here in Hawaii is going to have a mythtv build out in a couple of weeks. -
> So far I have purchased two Hauppauge PVR-150's ($49.99 ea) and two
> 200GB Maxtor drives ($39.99 ea).
> A few questions:
> 1.What is the best way to get the video out? Should I get a PVR-350
> and return one of the 150's? Another option might be to get a mobo
> with a composite video out. Is there an inexpensive card I should get
> to handle the video out? Will a 150 & 350 work in the same box? I
> got the two150's b/c want to be able to record two shows and watch
> another one at the same time.
IMHO, you should skip the PVR-350. I only used the PVR-350 TV out for
about a week, then switched to an NVIDIA. The $100+ for that week of TV
out was a big waste. ;) Go with an NVIDIA card like the GF4MX440,
which is great for SDTV, but if you ever may do HDTV, pay $2 extra for
The only reason I would ever use a PVR-350 for TV out is if I had a
backend/frontend combo that didn't have enough slots...
I'll leave the rest for others.
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