[mythtv-users] Comcast Analog/Digital Future

Frank Merrill fmerrill1 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 21 01:32:34 UTC 2010

On Wed, Jan 20, 2010 at 8:16 PM, Frank Merrill <fmerrill1 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I'm not quite sure of your math there. I just got my "DTA Pod" attached to
>> my PVR-500 so I'm pretty sure about the inputs.
> Well, I don't actually own a PVR-500, but the PDF file I linked to in
> my message shows a PVR-500 with 2 of those headers so I assumed that
> it could handle 2 sets of the add-on adapters, which would give it the
> number I posted since a PVR-500 is just 2 PVR-150's on a single board.
> In any case, for any of those cards, even when adding the additional
> inputs. TTBOMK, you can still only use one input on each at a time
> (except for on the 500, where you can use both RF inputs, or 2 of the
> S-Video/Composite inputs).

Responding to myself as I just realized that the PVR-500 card itself
only has the one physical set of S-Video/Composite inputs anyway, so
even if the card does support 2 of the add-on cable-sets, it would
still only be able to use the correct combination of 2-RF inputs
and/or 3 Svideo/Composite inputs anyway.
So, yes, my math was wrong, it should have been:
PVR-500 inputs:
2-RF (1 physical)
3-Svideo (1 built onto card, 2 available via add-on cable sets)
3-Composite (1 built onto card, 2 available via add-on cable sets)

It's all somewhat difficult anyway, as first, I believe those cable
sets are hard to find, and you can still only use a single input at a
time on the 150/250/350 cards, and 2 at a time (2 RF or 1 RF and 1 S/C
or 2 S/C) on the 500's.

In the end, still useful cards for some situations even if not using
the RF/NTSC tuners anymore.


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