[mythtv-users] Always use the HD PVR and retire my PVR 250, or continue to use both in same recording group

James Orr james.orr7 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 25 15:36:54 UTC 2010

On Thu, Jun 24, 2010 at 7:02 PM, James Maclaren <maclaren at tulane.edu> wrote:

> I have just recently bought an HDPVR - wished I had known they would be on
> sale - everything is working fine. I have a PVR 250 as well currently on the
> same feed for SD shows from directv.  Both the hdpvr and pvr 250 are in the
> same recording group.  My question is, should I just record everything on
> component to the hdpvr or keep the current configuration.  What are other
> users doing? How will the quality/size be of sd recordings compare to that
> of the pvr 250 recorded in 480i through s-video?  I have my directv box set
> to ouput 720p which is the resolution of my hdtv.
> Thanks for any advice.
> James
> I just setup my HD-PVR yesterday and in a similar situation.

Will the directv box output s-video and component at the same time?

My PVR-250 recordings were about 2.2GB/hour while my HD-PVR 480i recordings
are coming in at about 0.8 GB/hour so that's significantly smaller.  The
quality is perhaps not quite as good but I think it's good enough.  I only
have two channels I watch that aren't available in HD (comedy central and
BBC America).
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