[mythtv-users] Does it matter which Hauppauge tv-card i buy???
nemoinis at telus.net
Sat Sep 15 16:16:25 UTC 2007
On Sep 14, 2007, at 7:55 AM, Brian Walter wrote:
> Tim Hartley wrote:
>>> The 500 is a dual tuner unit, good if you are tight for PCI slots.
>> Haven't I read horror stories about one of the 500's two tuners
>> basically being non-functional? I was scared off of getting a 500
>> because of it, but I'll reconsider if that's not the case.
> It's hit or miss. I just went through an input rearrangment, where I
> put the the cable on 150 and Directv on the 500.
> The cable captures got a *lot* better (both tuners on the 500 had
> bad reception - I first thought it was the cable, till all this
> discusion about the 500 tuners), and the svideo from the 500 seems
> pretty good - at least as good as what it was from the 150.
You may want to RMA your 500. Hauppauge told me they had fixed a
problem with the new Samsung tuners in early 2007.
Mine is just fine now.
FYI, if you go by the old picture at http://tinyurl.com/3e56fj then my
old card was a 2006 "Type B" RevE587. The new card's tuners have the
"Type A" foot print but with some differences: 1) model # is 23552 LF
instead of just 23552, 2) Rev E792 3) Copyright 2007 4) no red swoosh
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