[mythtv-users] One machine for it all or Xbox frontend, andProgram
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t.tait at comcast.net
Fri Jun 18 14:40:53 EDT 2004
Ron Pool wrote:
>On Fri, 18 Jun 2004, Scott Nicholson wrote:
>>>OK. I've been looking at the Hauppage cards (the 250 and the 350), and it
>>>seems like one of the main differences is that the 350 has TV and svideo
>>>outputs as well, correct? So, I assume that if I'm going to use an xbox
>>>for the frontend, I have no reason to go for the 350 instead of the 250,
>>Correct. The only difference between the two cards is that the 350 has an
>>MPEG _Decoder_ in addition to the _Encoder_, so it can be used to playback
>>the recorded video files with minimal CPU usage. If you won't be playing
>>video on the backend there's absolutely no reason to spend the extra money
>>on the 350.
>The PVR-350 also has an FM tuner, but the FM tuner isn't supported by any
>MythTV modules, at least not yet.
It's worth noting the tha PVR-250MCE has an FM tuner as well, and has
RCA jacks for the composite and audio... I hate those breakout adapter
and mini-phone plugs, they break too easy. It can also be had a bit
cheaper. But you will need the "cardtype" patch for the ivtv driver to work.
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