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Thread: How many WinTV PVR 500 cards in one computer

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007

    How many WinTV PVR 500 cards in one computer

    Hello together,
    how many WinTV PVR 500 cards can I used in one computer?
    Ok, actual mainboards limit the count to 3 due their number of normal PCI slots. Is there a limitation in the GBPVR software?

    Sören Hellwig

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Michigan, USA
    I don't believe there is...

    6 tuners at one? How much TV do you want to record?

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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    There used to be a limit of 7 tuners, but I seem to recall sub upped that limit by request from someone.
    I'm not always right
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  4. #4
    I've got one tuner & can barely keep up with what I record.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Boston, MA (Metrowest actually)
    I know tipstr has 4 tuner cards in his machine, but I forget if they are 150s or 500s
    Quote Originally Posted by sub View Post
    Are you trying to make sure I get nothing done today?

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Arizona, USA
    I had a 500 and three 150's in a system at one time and it worked fine.

    But you're right...that's a lot of potential TV.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Fullerton, CA, USA
    As for the issue of "too much television", it's not as if the tuners are necessarily all being used all the time. But since the networks tend to schedule their strongest shows against the competitor's strongest shows, there are a couple of times each week when a person could need three or four simultaneous tuners. Especially now that some shows deliberately start/end a minute before/past the hour -- that screws up consecutive recording across networks.
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    PVR-1: A cast off HP Pavilion 750n (512MB RAM, 1.6GHz Pentium 4); 320GB Seagate; Hauppauge PVR-500; ATI Radeon 9550 (ATI driver 8.391.0.0); WinXP Home SP2; GB-PVR (1.0.16); DScaler MPEG decoder

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