[mythtv-users] onboard GeForce4 MX / PVR-500

Stephen Bory steviebe at gmail.com
Mon May 22 01:13:57 UTC 2006

I will be using it for just analog television.  Thanks for your help.  I
guess I'm going to go ahead and get a PVR-150 and a PVR-500.  Thanks for
your help.  Also, it's funny how much time I spent trying to find out if my
onboard video card will be enough.  It never occured to me that if it
doesn't ,it won't cost much to upgrade :)  Thanks again,


On 5/21/06, Dewey Smolka <dsmolka at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Ok...so I've been searching through the mailing list archives, and keep
> > coming up with conflicting ideas.  Some people say the PVR-500 is too
> hard
> > to set up.  Some say it works fine.  Some say that the onboard video is
> > great.  Some say they can't get it working.  So...what's the deal.  Is
> my
> > onboard video going to be ok?  Is the PVR-500 worth getting?  Any ideas
> for
> > me would be really appreciated.  Thanks,
> Can't tell you anything about the onboard video other than if it
> doesn't work, an add-on card will only run you about $50.
> As far as the 150/500 question goes, the most important thing is what
> your video source is. If you're using an OTA antenna or analog cable
> that doesn't require a set top box, then the 500 will give you two
> inputs on the same card.
> If you've got digital cable, satellite, or otherwise need an STB to
> tune, then you'll have a bit more trouble setting up the 500 to use
> both tuners, and will require a separate STB for each input. (Note: I
> think though am by no means sure that you can use the coax-in and
> S-video in simultaneously on a 500).
> My advice would be that if you don't need an external tuner, the 500
> is a good way to go. If you do need an external tuner, you're better
> off saving money, time, and trouble with the 150.
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