[mythtv-users] About to buy tuner. Will these work?

Matt R. mattr at erols.com
Sat Mar 27 10:25:11 EST 2004

I'm about to buy a pair of tuner cards.  I've been following along here 
(and perusing the archives) for a while now, but the issue of which 
cards are Myth/Linux compatible still confuses me.  According to the 
IVTV site, the cards I'm considering fall into the categories of "should 
work" and "unknown."  However, I have seen discussions here that suggest 
that some folks are getting them to work.  To complicate things even 
more, I understand that there are issues with certain revisions of these 

Long story short, I'd love to see a couple of paragraphs on the MythTV 
site (or anywhere, for that matter) that discusses some of these other 
cards and helps the newcomer identify whether a prospective purchase is 
likely to be compatible.  For the moment, though, I'd be happy just 
knowing whether either of the following cards are good bets or not.


I can't find many of the original 250's... and I'd rather avoid the 
350's hefty pricetag.  I guess the 250 MCE is my best bet, but I'm aware 
that there are some 250's that are of an incompatible revision.  Is this 
the one to avoid or is it known to work?  The low-profile ATI card 
certainly has an attractive pricetag ($75 delivered) and is allegedly a 
member of the 250 family...  but other than IVTV's suggestion that it 
might work, I've no reason to believe it's supported.

Oh...  Another thing.  What about FM support?  I haven't seen a 
MythRadio plugin in KnoppMyth.  I assume there isn't one... and maybe 
never will be (?).

Thanks in advance for your responses.

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