[mythtv-users] PVR-250 Model 975 vs. Model 980

Justin Hart justinhart at gmail.com
Wed Sep 8 09:58:39 EDT 2004


I saw the same deal yesterday, how does one know that it is not the
blackbird design?

Justin


On Wed, 08 Sep 2004 00:09:20 -0400, Michael T. Dean
<mtdean at thirdcontact.com> wrote:
> On 09/07/2004 10:07 PM, Christopher Flynn wrote:
> 
> >I am planning on building a mythtv system and I still haven't decided
> >if I should use my 1.2Ghz Athlon with 256 Megs RAM or just build a new
> >system that's super quiet and fits in my entertainment center. For now
> >I have decided to play with existing computer and see how it works.
> >Either way I need a tv capture card. I was going back and forth
> >between the 250 and 350 but since I will probably want to view divX
> >movies and the like I figured I'd just go for the 250.
> >
> Good decision, IMHO, if for no other reason, Goom!
> 
> >Now on amazon I
> >noticed they had 2 models, the 975 and the 980, both described as the
> >PVR-250.
> >
> The Hauppauge PVR-250MCE is model 975.  The PVR-250 is model 980.
> Generally speaking, the PVR-250 has an IR remote/receiver and no FM
> tuner.  The PVR-250MCE has no IR remote/receiver and does have an FM tuner.
> 
> > The 975 is $133.99 and the 980 is $128.94 so not a big deal,
> >980 is a popular choice. (and I haven't really found anything talking
> >about the 975) However they have a new and used section and someone
> >has it for $70.97... it appears it is an actual company. I could
> >essentially buy 2 for almost the same price as one.
> >
> >
> As long as it's not the Blackbird design, it will work.
> 
> >So my question is, what is the difference? Amazon doesn't have much
> >information about the 975 nor could I find much doing a search. I
> >ended up ordering it because if it works it just saved me a lot of
> >money.
> >
> >
> HTH.
> 
> Mike
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