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2004-09-19, 01:17 PM
Do you guys think the pvr 350 is worth the extra money over the pvr 250? What does the 350 get you the 250 doesnt?
2004-09-26, 01:35 PM
the 350 has a hardware mpeg-decoder and a tv-out. also a fm-stereo radio. with the 350 you can watch a recording with very little cpu-usage and work on your normal screen at full speed.
2004-09-26, 08:21 PM
In addition, this wont add anything you if you plan to only use MVP's. The 250's will work if you do not plan to hook-up your PVR PC to a TV.
Quote[/b] ]In addition, this wont add anything you if you plan to only use MVP's.
With the PVR350 you can listen to FM radio on your MVP.
2004-09-26, 09:08 PM
Thanks for the update.
2004-09-28, 09:20 AM
Quote[/b] (jquinlan @ Sep. 26 2004,16:21)]In addition, this wont add anything you if you plan to only use MVP's. The 250's will work if you do not plan to hook-up your PVR PC to a TV.
If you are running PVR250's you can still hook your PVR PC to a TV using your video card's TV-OUT. The downsides to that are a) MPEG decoding consumes CPU (not a problem on anything >1GHz) and b) the TV Out picture is not as good as what the PVR350 or MVP does (mainly when looking at fast changing scenes such as sports events)
2004-09-28, 11:53 AM
how bad is a normal gfx card tvoutput compared to the pvr-350, normal card being a brand new one like the radeon 9600? considering its only got s-video or composite, like is it normal tv quality or less? or just not up to par with hdtv?
2004-09-29, 03:07 AM
Does GB-PVR do overlay/full PVR functionality on the Hauppage PVR 350's TV out? *I'd like to make a PVR by only adding one card, so this would be too good to be true!
- Otherwise, I guess I have to buy a new Video card for the PC that has a TV out. *Any recommendations on a cheap but good card? *No gaming... just PVR.
Also - anyone use GB-PVR to schedule FM recording on the PVR 350? *How do you schedule such a recording? *Since it's a separate tuner, can I record TV and FM at the same time?
BTW, GB-PVR rocks!
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