HVR-1250 vs HVR-950Q
I just picked up a couple of HVR-950Q at a good price...Wow! neat piece of gadget that has shinny LEDs showing the status of the tuner and signal plus automatic power saving features.
I finally get around to compare how the tuners pick up the channels. Well, the winner is......................
Both tuners got the distance channels well including WNYO 49.1. To my surprise, the HVR-950Q had big time trouble with 57.1 CityHD whilst the HVR-1250 picked it up ok...off same splitter to same HTPC. My other 950Q in another computer also did not pick up CityHD good.
Unless you have specific need for a USB tuner, the HVR-1250 looks to be a better performer for ATSC PVRing. The other issue is from the SLEEP state, it took 5 seconds for the 950Q to initialize and be ready. It changes channels fast after it has been ON.