Win TV 250 PVR or 250 PVR MCE

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Gary J Dikkema, Jan 20, 2005.

  1. Or perhaps get the USB 2 tuner which is the same as the 250 PVR I believe.

    Pros and cons of which one to add to a white box MCE2005 would be
    appreciated.

    I favour the USB 2 tuner as it's portable and could be plugged into a laptop
    plus it has the tuner... which comes with the TV 250 PVR as well but not the
    MCE version.

    Anyone?

    TIA.

    Gary D
     
    Gary J Dikkema, Jan 20, 2005
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    Bob [MVP] Guest

    Bob [MVP], Jan 20, 2005
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  3. Thanks Bob!

    So... the remote will control the TV portion of the card then only.

    I see none of these cards has a an output to a TV... does that mean I have
    to get a video card that has a TV output?

    So... as this is a white box MCE2005, I can purchase a MCE remote and it
    will work OK?

    TIA.

    Gary D
     
    Gary J Dikkema, Jan 20, 2005
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  4. Gary J Dikkema

    Bob [MVP] Guest

    So... the remote will control the TV portion of the card then only.


    I haven't used it myself, but I believe the remote works
    with Happauge's own WinTV software (or whatever its called).
    Correct. The official list of supported cards is here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/mediacenter/partners/dfw/partnerlisting.mspx
    Yes. You need to purchase an MCE remote, IR receiver, and IR emitter.
    Here's an example:
    http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=80-100-202&depa=0

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    Bob [MVP], Jan 20, 2005
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  5. Great info Bob; pity Newegg doesn't ship to Canada though... <VBG>...

    Have found another place that does... surprising how few local outlets are
    carrying this.

    Gary D
     
    Gary J Dikkema, Jan 20, 2005
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