[mythtv-users] Does it matter which Hauppauge tv-card i buy???

Nemo Inis nemoinis at telus.net
Sat Sep 15 16:16:25 UTC 2007

On Sep 14, 2007, at 7:55 AM, Brian Walter wrote:

> Tim Hartley wrote:
>>> The 500 is a dual tuner unit, good if you are tight for PCI slots.
>> Haven't I read horror stories about one of the 500's two tuners
>> basically being non-functional?  I was scared off of getting a 500
>> because of it, but I'll reconsider if that's not the case.
>> Tim
> It's hit or miss.  I just went through an input rearrangment, where I
> put the the cable on 150 and Directv on the 500.
> The cable captures got a *lot* better (both tuners on the 500 had 
> wavey,
> bad reception - I first thought it was the cable, till all this
> discusion about the 500 tuners), and the svideo from the 500 seems
> pretty good - at least as good as what it was from the 150.
> Brian

You may want to RMA your 500.  Hauppauge told me they had fixed a 
problem with the new Samsung tuners in early 2007.
Mine is just fine now.
FYI, if you go by the old picture at http://tinyurl.com/3e56fj  then my 
old card was a 2006 "Type B" RevE587.  The new card's tuners have the 
"Type A" foot print but with some differences: 1) model # is 23552 LF 
instead of just 23552, 2) Rev E792  3) Copyright 2007  4) no red swoosh 
under "Hauppauge".

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