[mythtv-users] PVR-250/350: How to determine tuner type
andreas at sahlbach.com
Sun Feb 15 09:26:27 EST 2004
Am 15.02.2004 12:08 schrieb "Thomas Börkel" unter <thomas at boerkel.de>:
> Adrian Phillips wrote:
>> Thomas> HI! When I look at a PVR-250/350 at a shop: How can I
>> Thomas> determine which tuner type it has? Is the chip labeled?
>> I'm not sure, not without opening the box and check the tuner - just
>> bought one myself, and I checked the box now and it had "model 988"
>> (actually 988 was a label on top of the original 993 !). Whether this
>> means anything I'm not sure.
> I plan to open the box at the shop and look at the card, so it would
> help to know where the chip is located.
The tuner related stuff is shielded within a big metal case on the card. The
good thing is: it's impossible to oversee it, believe me. The bad thing is:
you cannot see the chips directly to check the model. I doubt the shop owner
will allow you to open the metal case with a screw driver or anything.
But: I've bought my card end of last year and I had good luck: I just had to
peel of the Hauppage sticker from the metal case and the original Philips
sticker of the tuner module was visible then. So don't forget to take a look
under the Hauppage sticker of the tuner module.
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