[mythtv-users] Need a Dual turner Capture card for myCable, WinTV-PVR 500 is discontinued so what do you recommend ?

David Brieck Jr. dbrieck at gmail.com
Sun Jul 27 03:23:59 UTC 2008

On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 9:15 AM, Roberto Salvatierra
<robertosalvatierra at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Well I live In Costa Rica, Our Standars are basically the same as in USA,
> NTSC, analog transmision over the cable
> ( well there's also digital, but there are no QAM channels, so everything is
> encrypted ) as I said there's one channel with ASTC,
> I was looking yesterday at the support for linux for the "Hauppauge
> HVR-1600" and it seems promising but I would like to know some hands on user
> experiences.
> Interesting enough yesterday I searched for the PVR-500 on that same page
> you wrote and it returned no results, and I did a lot of different searches,
> ^^;
> On other stores where they had it "listed" they all showed discontinued, or
> out of stock.
> Also there's a note on the mythtv wiki that it says that in holland it is
> discontinued, so I wonder.

They are probably getting a lot of heat from the FCC for selling
analog only tuners. I bet that's why all of their new cards can do
both. I'm not sure about linux support for the hvr-2250, but that one
looks like it's replacing the pvr-500.

More information about the mythtv-users mailing list