[mythtv-users] Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-500MCE Question

Tim Reynolds razialx at gmail.com
Tue Sep 18 14:47:50 UTC 2007

Thank you everyone for the fast responses!
Well, this settles it I suppose. I have the space for two cards, and really
wish to avoid problems with distortion so I will just buy two 150s or 250s.

On 9/18/07, John Drescher <drescherjm at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 9/18/07, Tim Reynolds <razialx at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello, I am new to MythTV and I have a question about the 500MCE. I am
> > planning on building a PVR for my parents and I want to be sure that I
> pick
> > the right encoding card. This card is a dual-tuner. My question is, can
> the
> > card encode two different shows at once. Everything I have read on the
> card
> > says something to the effect of "Watch a show and record a show at the
> same
> > time", however would like to replicate the features of the DVR I own,
> where
> > I can record two shows and watch a previously recorded show at the same
> > time. I just want to be sure that this card will be able to do this, in
> > conjunction with an nVidia graphics card and an adequately powerful
> > processor. I am worried that this might be a stupid question, but I just
> > want to be sure. Otherwise, I would assume that I should purchase two
> 250s
> > or two 150s.
> >
> Yes, It can record 2 shows at once. But I would stay away from that as
> if you get one with samsung tuners you have to have a perfect signal
> otherwise you can get artifacts (faint diagonal lines) in all of your
> recordings. After fighting this for 6 months I broke down and spent
> $55US for a second PVR150 (to go with my PVR 250) and my PVR500 sits
> on my desk.
> John
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Tim Reynolds
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