[mythtv-users] PVR-350 + PVR-350 or PVR-350 + PVR-250
jclowser at unitedmessaging.com
Wed Jan 14 12:46:56 EST 2004
The PVR-350 does encoding (i.e. to record) and decoding+tv out (i.e. for
watching TV). Unless you want to watch multiple channels at the same
time (i.e. 2 tv's, PIP, etc) you probably only need multiple encoders
and only one decoder/tv out. So, for second and additional cards, the
PVR-250 (encoder only) is probably the way for you to go.
John F DeLuca wrote:
> Thanks to the hardwork and efforts of Issac, Jarod, Axel, the
> developers and the posters, I have a working MythTV system. It
> currently has a PVR-350 in it and I am contemplating another video
> capture / tuner card. I am still a newbie at all this so it may be a
> dumb question but is there any benefit to getting another PVR-350 or
> is that redundant....
> If PVR350 #1 is recoding a show and I want to watch live TV, then I'd
> benefit from another PVR350, right? Cause if I understand, livetv is
> simultaneous encoding and decoding, right? And am I correct, only the
> PVR-350 does both? I have an old BT8x8 card as well but watching live
> TV with that is very choppy (although watching a recording which has
> been recorded with the bt8x8 plays just fine). So I assume I need the
> benefits of the PVR-350.
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