[mythtv-users] Most tuners in a single machine

White Joe joe.white at consultant.volvo.com
Thu Mar 2 20:49:14 UTC 2006

I had the use of a passive backplane about a year ago and tried it out
with 0.17 and 4 pvr250s.  It worked great!  Unfortunately, I had to give
the backplane back and with subsequent investigation decided it was much
cheaper and space efficient to create a secondary backend than to buy a


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[mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of James Minihane
Sent: Thursday, March 02, 2006 3:38 PM
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Subject: [mythtv-users] Most tuners in a single machine

Ultimately I'll have 3-4 front ends, plus want the ability to record at
the same time.
That means at LEAST 6 tuners. Even if I use the PVR-500, that's still 6
PCI slots. The additional input ports for the 2nd encoder on the PVR-500
takes up a PCI slot in the case, even if it doesn't take up a slot on
Has anyone tried a passive backplane case for all of the additional
J. Minihane

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