Just downloaded GBPVR, and I am truly excited about getting this up and running. The time has come for me to invest in the tuner cards. It seems as though the Hauppauge PVR-250 is the more popular model, however the Avermedia M179 is about half the price. Since I am running on somewhat of a budget, this model is really attractive to me, however, I need to get some input from the experts!! Thanks for everyone's input and time!
The Avermedia M179 is a "fringe" card, that doesn't enjoy the mainstream support you get from PVR-250. I doesnt personally have access to one of these devices, so if you encounter problems using it with GB-PVR, there might not be too much I can do to help.
I just picked an M179 up from Fry's for $30. I couldn't pass it up. As far as the quality goes, it's ok... that is to say that the Hauppauge 250/350 is better. The drivers are a bit old (8/2003) but it will do as a 'secondary' or 'backup' card.
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In addition, Avermedia is not supporting these any more.
I've been happy with it so far, at least as far as $30 goes...