[mythtv-users] hvr-1600 vs pvr-500 for capturing

David Lasker dave at altosdesign.com
Wed Dec 1 23:08:41 UTC 2010

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 11:22 AM, mike [at] grounded wrote:
> Thanks for the input on the cards. If they are about the same, then the
> thing I would wonder about would be using just one card vs the 1600 for
> and the pvr-500 for the capture side of things. 

I have an HVR-1600 and I use it for simultaneous digital (QAM-256) and
analog (Channel 3 TV-Out NTSC from my cable box to MPEG2) capture with
MythTV. It's been working great for me for several months, and I am very
happy with the picture quality.

My card worked out-of-the-box with Ubuntu 10.04. There was no need to copy
over any firmware files, although I did notice that there were later
versions of the firmware available from LinuxTV.

Hope that helps...


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