[mythtv-users] PVR500 Tuning
conrad.montlouis at gmail.com
Wed Apr 2 23:08:45 UTC 2008
.........6. Also a Svideo output
On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 7:00 PM, Conrad <conrad.montlouis at gmail.com> wrote:
> My STB has the following outputs in the back:
> 1. Coaxial output (label : home distribution ch, 21-69 out)
> 2. Composite video (label TV1)
> 3. Composite video (label TV2) currently connected to PVR500
> 4. Component (label Y,Pb, Pr)
> 5. HDMI currently connected to TV
> Just a reminder that I mentioned faulty reasoning...:)
> On Wed, Apr 2, 2008 at 6:41 PM, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com>
> > Conrad wrote:
> > > Just one bit of clarification, my STB is a dual-tuner HD-PVR. So
> > based
> > > on the explanations that I've received so far, is it fair to assume
> > the
> > > following:
> > >
> > > 1. I can use the main PVR500 board to receive signal from either
> > the
> > > composite or the svideo output from the STB
> > yes.
> > > 2. I can use the breakout board for the other ouput mentioned in 1
> > > above (not in use)
> > You mentioned another output?
> > > 3. I should be able to receive two signal sources into the combined
> > > PVR500/breakout_board from my STB.
> > I wouldn't assume that. Your STB has 2 tuners in it, but it probably
> > does not have 2 outputs (I've certainly never seen one that has a
> > separate output for each tuner). It's meant to be hooked to a single
> > device - your TV. Two inputs, 1 output. Unless you can get it to output
> > two different things to two different outputs, you're limited to a
> > single signal from your STB going to a single input on your PVR-500.
> > >
> > > I also own a ATSC/QAM tuner which I have not yet brought into the mix.
> > You mean a PCI card tuner (or some other thing that plugs into your
> > computer)?
> > > And again, based on your explanations and my , so far faulty,
> > reasoning
> > > I should be able to use a (cheap) splitter and receive non-encrypted
> > > digital channels on it.
> > You cannot receive QAM signals from your Dish box. Again, you need the
> > signal to be processed by your dish box to receive Dish content. You can
> > receive over the air digital signals on your ATSC/QAM tuner. That's what
> > I do.
> > I have 2 pvr cards, one each hooked to one each of my DirecTV boxes via
> > s-video. All my satellite is recorded on those. I have serial cables to
> > each DirecTV box to change the channels. I also have 3 HD tuners - all
> > receiving over the air signals (antenna into ATSC tuner). I'm not using
> > QAM because I don't have cable.
> > -Brad
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