[mythtv-users] Secondary capture card

David Fishburn fishburn at ianywhere.com
Sat Oct 7 02:23:30 UTC 2006


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> >
> > I am just putting together a system and plan on purchasing a Hauppauge
> > PVR-350.
> >
> > What do people recommend for a secondary capture card?  I will only need
> > it for those occasions when two shows are on at the same time.
> Consider getting a PVR-500 card instead, which has 2 hardware MPEG2
> and tuners. It doesn't have a hardware MPEG2 decoder like the -350, but
> support for the -350 is waning as many messages on this list will attest.
> Many former PVR-350 output users are now using their video card for
> as it gives much more flexibility with other media and the new
> menus, which the PVR-350 output does not support.

Ok, scratch the 350, I am glad I asked.
If I get a 500, then two other issues rear up.
I won't be using the 350's tv-out, which means I have to have a nvidia card
to do that.

I found another good post recommending:
MSI FX5200-TD128LF Geforce FX5200 128MB 64-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Low Profile
Video Card - Retail

The bonus of the 350 is it includes a remote.  The 500 doesn't, what did you
use instead?

I was thinking about getting a 150 with the MCE kit and a 150 with no

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