[oclug] New TV Tuner cards ??
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Sun Jul 27 19:10:34 EDT 2008
If you don't care about HDTV at this point in time, just buy a PVR-250 or
PVR-500 (dual input). Even if you *do* care about HDTV, buy one of the
above, which you can use with SDTV channels anyhow. These are the most
stable (driver wise) of Hauppauge's products under Linux, as they've been
around for many a year.
Hauppauge has a new device:
that will have full support for Linux, and will suffice for capturing
HDTV from any source, but if you don't like to hack with new / untested
hardware, wait a few months / a year to look at it seriously.
By then, needed drivers will be in the kernel likely, and Myth will have
support on board...
On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 18:51:05 -0400
William Case <billlinux at rogers.com> wrote:
> Has anyone recently purchased a TV Tuner card that works successfully
> with Linux and Rogers Cable? I.e. TVTime or MythTV, plus v4l and/or
> bttv drivers?
> I received an ATI Wonder Theater 550 card as a gift a couple of years
> back and no Linux drivers have been developed for it -- although it
> works fine in WindowsXP. If you have recently heard of such a Linux
> driver for it, please let me know.
> Meanwhile I am looking at replacing it with an Hauppage WinTV-HVR-1800.
> I have looked at various "hardware supported" sites, and this particular
> model seems iffy. The Hauppage specs don't give the chip used.
> I am not locked into this card. I just want to get my cable TV onto my
> Linux system. Therefore, all suggestions gratefully received.
> Regards Bill;
> Fedora 9, Gnome 2.22.3
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