[mythtv-users] Nvidia FX 5200 Personal Cinema and Mythtv

Josh Burks jburks at mktinsights.com
Fri Jul 23 16:29:57 EDT 2004

After some quick research, Video4Linux (v4l) supports the SAA7133/34 
tuner chip (http://linux.bytesex.org/v4l2/drivers.html), and according 
to the site it's built-in the 2.6.x family of kernels.

Found this site, with actual close-ups of the card. Appears that the 
chip is actually a Philips 7174. Similar/same as SAA7133/34??

Also, it appears that eVga carries a nice assortment of the Nvidia 
Personal Cinema. Their specs claim that the chip is a Philips SAA7133/34.

In theory, linux does support this card...

Now, would that RF remote be a problem...?

Josh Burks

Corey Woodworth wrote:
> You shouldn't have any troubles with the video card itself, but AFAIK 
> these cards use a Philips SAA7133 tuner chip which is not supported 
> under linux.  Bear in mind I've  not tested this, I just can't find any 
> mention of Philips SAA7133 drivers anywhere. Its a shame because I'd 
> really like a 2nd video tuner for PIP and a personal cinema card would 
> spare me a PCI slot.
> Corey
> Josh Burks wrote:
>> Hello list,
>> I'm thinking about building another Myth box, and letting some members 
>> of the family try it out. In the process of looking for a video card, 
>> I stumbled across these.
>> MSI nVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Video Card, 128MB DDR, CATV/Breakout Box 
>> Port, 8X AGP, Model "TV5200-VTDF128" w/REMOTE -RETAIL
>> http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-127-122&depa=1 
>> MSI nVIDIA GeForce FX5200 Video Card, 128MB DDR, 128-bit, 
>> CATV/Composite Port, 8X AGP, Model "FX5200 Personal 
>> Cinema(PC5200-VT128)" -RETAIL
>> http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-127-109&depa=1 
>> Has any one got one working in MythTV, or even Linux? I'm not sure of 
>> the chipset the tuner uses. I believe it's made by Nvidia, maybe a 
>> linux driver wouldn't be that hard to get out of them (judging by the 
>> linux driver support they provide for their GPU's)
>> Thanks for reading.
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