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

Brian Walter blwalter at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 16:52:16 UTC 2007

Tim Litwiller wrote:
> How do the 2 receivers connect to 1 card? Do I need a joiner cable or 
> something?
> On 6/14/07, *David George* <david at thegeorges.us 
> <mailto:david at thegeorges.us>> wrote:
>     On 06/14/2007 09:01 AM, Tim Litwiller 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?
>     The PVR-500 works fine for two Directv receivers.  It is what I use.
>     The one I bought even included the additional bracket with the other
>     s-video/composite/audio connectors needed for the second input.  I
>     think
>     I got it from pcalchemy.  You mention the TV input, but that will
>     not be
>     used with the Directv receivers.  You will be using the stereo
>     audio RCA
>     connectors (red and white) and the svideo cable.  You could also
>     use the
>     composite video (yellow), but svideo is better.
>     --
>     David
The PVR-500 has two tuners on the card.  The card itself has one set of 
s-video and RCA jacks for input from one tuner.  In the box, there is an 
expansion card to plug onto the main PVR card, that adds a second set of 
s-video/RCA inputs.  Thus giving you two sets of s-video/RCA inputs.


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