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PostLink    Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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Wait...why don't you like the 2250? Are you saying that it can't record one analog and one digital at the same time? I guess I haven't tried that yet but I also have an HDHomerun so I can never tell which HD tuner I am watching in 7MC.

I still have some PVR 150's sitting around here somewhere...those bring back memories.

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes that's exactly what I am saying about the 2250. It only has ONE co-axial input. So if you plug in the ATSC antenna you can only do 2x digital.

Although it would do analog/digital if you cable system broadcasts QAM in the clear digital channels, because you would only require one co-axial cable

I actually didn't mean to post that picture of the 150's BTW wrong file number Laughing

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PostLink    Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 8:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Currently running 2 hauppauge cards. A 1600 PCI and an 1850 PCIe 1x. 4 tuners, dead reliable. I like it!
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PostLink    Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow it sure doesn't take long to fill 1.8TB (So called 2TB lies) hard drives with this machine. Gone through 2 and need another. Also addded a Bluray burner. Very handy.
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PostLink    Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On 1.8TB Drive number 3, also miss placed my 500gb drive. Damn, it has the last season of Chuck on it too.

This box just keeps hummin' along.

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On 1.8TB drive #5, the analog channels are going away slowly here so i may have to get two of those useless cable TV boxes by Cisco just to get back to where I was 7 years ago. Yeah, digital cable really great Thumbs Down
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PostLink    Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On 1.8TB drive number 8, tried hooking up the cable box using the IR blaster that's plugged into the Hauppauge 1800 card. Won't work in a system with two capture cards! PITA!

For now, just recording ATSC.

Also added the Homerun HD tuner v.1 that Greg was talking about above, -the actual- tuner that was Greg's. I bought it off him and didn't even realize his post was here Laughing
Won't work in Win7 but works great in Mythuntu linux. Mythuntu actually found it and launched the tuner application. Can't tune the sub channels though. No matter. Just bought it to play with.

My point is this HTPC is still humming along.
...and I needed to bump this post so I could find it. Wink

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PostLink    Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also will be playing with blending using the spare parts from this build and a Quadro card. See here: http://www.curtpalme.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=37855

I'm also looking for one of the ATi AIW-3650-HD cards should be around $30 now. Also looking for the ATI All-In-Wonder HD Accessory Kit with the Composite/S-video/Component input to go with it. Should be fun to play with.

Resurrect the old PC's and put them to use.

EDIT: Composite/S-video in Component OUT Sad

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PostLink    Posted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trouble- the system is down! No boot! Stay tuned!
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