WinTV-PVR 150 versus WinTV-PVR 150 MCE What's the difference ????

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by Patrick Wellink, Nov 19, 2004.

  1. Does anybody know........

    What is the difference ???? Wil a WinTV-PVR 150 work in a media center as
    well or are they not compatible ?
    Patrick Wellink, Nov 19, 2004
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  2. The PVR-150 will work with MCE. The PVR-150 comes with a separate IP remote
    (which doesn't work with MCE, which is why it is not included in the
    PVR-150MCE edition). The PVR-150 comes with additional TV tuning and
    editing software.

    The PVR-150 does not have a FM tuner as the PVR-150MCE does.
    Jason Hoekstra, Nov 19, 2004
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  3. The detailed answers to this are not clear, but the cards are definitely
    different. The MCE version does not have remote control, and I have not
    been able to get it to work in 98SE. The software CDs are totally
    different, and each prevents use of the other product in an environment
    for which it wasn't intended.
    Barry Watzman, Nov 19, 2004
  4. Patrick Wellink

    GaryD_43 Guest


    I also have just built my own MCE box and have a WinTV-PVR-150 (not MCE),
    but it indicates that it is compatible with MCE.

    Everything is working well except the TV. When I choose TV it gives me an

    “Decoder Error

    The video decoder has either malfunctioned or is not installed. Please
    restart Media Center and/or the computer.“

    I have searched for a video decoder but not much luck. Any hints on where
    to look?

    GaryD_43, Oct 1, 2005
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    JW Guest

    If you didn't install a Decoder then you don't have one.
    I suggest that you to the NVIDIA WEbSite and purchase or downloace the 30day
    trial version.
    JW, Oct 1, 2005
  6. Patrick Wellink

    Zookeeper Guest

    I recently bought the MCE version, it comes with an external tuner AND a
    Media Center remote, LOVELY product!!
    Zookeeper, Nov 25, 2006
  7. Patrick Wellink

    JW Guest

    The MCE version comes with a MCE compatible remote and the MCE driver is the
    default driver. The non MCE version comes with a standard Windows driver
    and the Hauppauge TV application and a remote that only works with it.
    Their is no difference in the actual tuner card in the 2 different package
    JW, Nov 25, 2006
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    S.Sengupta Guest

    S.Sengupta, Nov 26, 2006
  9. Patrick Wellink

    SoCalFred Guest

    Isn't that exactly what JW said? Maybe you are just trying to get brownie
    points as many of yr responses do so that your MVP status gets renewed but
    your repeating the already posted answers will most likely be seen by the
    MVP evaluation team and you hoefully will be terminated as an MVP.
    SoCalFred, Nov 26, 2006
  10. Patrick Wellink

    Jason Tsang Guest

    For products sold in North America, according to the Hauppauge USA page...

    The PVR150 doesn't have FM

    The PVR150-MCE has FM

    There are also differences in the remote and remote receiver depending on
    the one you get...

    That said, I've seen some of the former product with FM and some of the
    latter product without FM due to the different variations of the product
    that are out there (unfortunately, there are many different variants of the
    PVR150/PVR150MCE according to the region that you are buying it in). It is
    easy enough to check to see what you are getting (if there is only 1
    coax-type input, then it doesn't have FM, if it has 2 coax-type inputs, then
    it does have FM)

    Alternatively, you can check the exact model numbers listed on any of the
    Hauppauge servers...

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    Jason Tsang, Nov 26, 2006
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    Anando [MVP] Guest

    Anando [MVP], Nov 27, 2006
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