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Old 07-28-2009, 10:11 AM
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I currently run 2xPVR150's in a WHS/Sage setup. The wife is getting itchy to start recording non-encrypted HD material we get with our standard cable setup. My goal would be to remove both PVR 150's and replace them with a single 2250.

I just want to make sure before I do this that i'll be able to record as 2x analog, 2x digital and 1 analog + 1digital? With this work? Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:05 AM
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If you replaced the 2 PVR 150’s with one 2250 as indicated you would only have 2 tuners. You could record 2 analog, or 2 digital, or 1 analog and 1 digital simultaneously.

Why not keep your PVR 150’s where they are and get 1 HDHR? This will give you 4 tuners. 2 for analog, and 2 for HD/QAM and they all can be recording simultaneously. This way you’re not losing your current capability of the analog tuners you already bought.

The HDHR option gives you more flexibility.
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Old 07-28-2009, 11:17 AM
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If you replaced the 2 PVR 150’s with one 2250 as indicated you would only have 2 tuners. You could record 2 analog, or 2 digital, or 1 analog and 1 digital simultaneously.

Why not keep your PVR 150’s where they are and get 1 HDHR? This will give you 4 tuners. 2 for analog, and 2 for HD/QAM and they all can be recording simultaneously. This way you’re not losing your current capability of the analog tuners you already bought.

The HDHR option gives you more flexibility.
Of course having more gives me more flexiblity. But I don't need 4 total tuners. It is just wasted power in a PC case. I can only count 2x in the past 3 years where another tuner would have been nice.

What is the advantage of the homerun over the 2250? This could interest me since it might be more power efficient than the 2250.
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:08 PM
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HDHR Advantages:
- Does not need to be inside the case free’s PCI slots
- Has 2 individual coax inputs, can have 1 receiving OTA/HD and the other receiving clear QAM
- Can be placed anywhere on your network

Not sure how the HDHR compares to internal tuners as far as energy usage but I just tested my HDHR:
2-3 watts idle/standby bounced back and forth…
4 watts recording 2 simultaneous HD programs

Maybe others have some input about the comparison between the HDHR and the 2250… I am biased since I don’t own a 2250 and really like my HDHR
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