[mythtv-users] I am thinking of going to DISH

Cole Brodine cbrodine at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 13:21:14 UTC 2007

On 6/14/07, Tim Litwiller <timlitw at gmail.com> wrote:
> After checking the channels and prices I ordered Directv with 2
> receivers.  I was thinking I would get a PVR-500 - but when I went looking
> at them it only has 1 tv input on the card the other input is the fm
> reciever. How does that work?
> Or do I need to get 1 pvr-150's or 250's to make this setup work?
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> I have DirecTV and I use it with MythTV.  I use a PVR-150 with 1 receiver
and a serial cable to control the channel changing.  I had to buy a special
adapter to make it connect to the DirecTV box, because my box has a serial
port that looks more like a RJ-45 jack.  I got my adapter from an old Replay
TV that I used to own, but I know you can buy them on the internet

Unless you are dead set on using the FM tuner with your DirecTV, I would go
down to the PVR 150 or 250 model.  The 250 is identical to the 500 for TV
recording, it is only lacking the FM tuner option.

If you want to record from both receivers, I'm pretty sure you will need 2
TV Cards (1 per receiver).

Hope that is helpful.


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