[mythtv-users] "Best" analog tuner card (looking to add another to BE)?

Michael Heironimus mkh01 at earthlink.net
Sat Sep 13 00:21:55 UTC 2008

On Fri, Sep 12, 2008 at 05:32:06PM -0600, Brian Wood wrote:
> Nick Morrott wrote:
> > 
> > Two tuners on one PCI card. Should cost less than two PVR-150s. It
> > really depends on whether you need more than 2 tuners
> There are minor differences between a 500 and a pair of 150s. These
> don't bother most people, but in certain circumstances it can make a
> difference.

One of the other differences is the extra PCI bridge, which is probably
the source of some of the compatibility problems the PVR500 has had. Or
rather it triggers bugs in certain motherboards and chipsets - I've
never seen any indication that the PVR500 is to blame for anybody's
problems, and since some people have reported that BIOS updates fixed
their troubles I think it's probably the motherboards. So before getting
a 500 it's a good idea to do a little research and make sure it won't be
a headache.

Michael Heironimus

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