[mythtv-users] PVR 250's OEM on ebay for $88
cedelis at uillinois.edu
Sat Jan 3 01:38:25 EST 2004
On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 02:01:04AM -0500, Scott Pouliot wrote:
> Sorry I worded that wrong....the 350 has the decoder as opposed to no
> decoder in the 250. Is it worth the extra $$$?
Yes, if you are picky about TVOUT quality and can afford it. Don't know
about progressive-scan (HDTV) TVs though; then you might not need it.
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> [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Will Dormann
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> Subject: RE: [mythtv-users] PVR 250's OEM on ebay for $88
> At 01:02 AM 1/3/2004 -0500, you wrote:
> >I thought the 250 had the decoder, but not the encoder like the 350?
> >That's the major difference isn't it? Is the encoder really worth the
> extra $100?
> >I know the 350 sells for a good chunk more than the 250....
> The Freestyle, 250, and 350 have hardware encoding. That's the whole
> point of the cards.
> The Freestyle, 350 and early 250 models have hardware decoding in addition
> to the above. (Though I'm not aware of any driver that takes advantage of
> the decoding in the Freestyle and 250R1 cards) The 350 has TV-out in
> addition to the above.
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