[mythtv-users] PVR-250 MCE
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sun Sep 5 18:24:42 EDT 2004
On 09/05/2004 05:49 PM, Justin Hart wrote:
>Does the PVR-250 MCE work with MythTV?
Yes, however, you will need to have a version of IvyTV (the drivers for
the PVR-x50's) that supports your card. You might be able to get
version 0.1.9 (the stable version) to work by specifying a cardtype, but
0.1.10-pre2 with Chris Kennedy's patches (
http://188.8.131.52/~ckennedy/ivtv ) will autodetect an MCE. (And, if
you're extremely lucky, your tuner. See my post at
> It looks to be about $40
>cheaper. What is different about it
I does not come with an IR remote, but it does have an FM radio tuner.
The PVR-250 has an IR remote, but no FM radio tuner (actually, a few
PVR-250's have radio, but I wouldn't count on yours having it).
> that makes it less expensive?
In my opinion, the IR remote isn't worth $40, so I figure it's some
marketing thing to get the Microsoft Windows Media Center Edition PC's
to use it. They reduce the price, but increase the volume... (Sell
every one at a loss, but make up for it in volume. :)
>it worth saving the money for this, or should I go with the PVR-250?
Yes. But then again, I wanted an RF remote (instead of IR), so all my
Hauppauge remotes are sitting in a corner.
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