[mythtv-users] DVB card support/features?

Ciaran ciaranj at gmail.com
Wed Oct 6 13:09:55 UTC 2004


No idea ;) My card has an RF - pass through on it? But I don't think
it can do much in the way of particular cleverness in relation to
others, perhaps digital teletext (which isn't currently supported by
myth? )
- ciaran


On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 13:46:59 +0100, James Hansen <mythtv at f0rmula.com> wrote:
> > Someone will correct me here, but my feeling is that since
> > MythTV can't do a lot with the extra features some of the newer cards have,
> > there is little point in getting one.
> 
> ahh..  thanks again..
> 
> just curious, but what are these extra features?
> 
> james
> 
> 
> 
> 
> On Tue, 2004-10-05 at 13:05, Rob Willett wrote:
> > James,
> >
> > Choose carefully as many of the cards look the same and are branded the same but
> > have a different chipset. e.g. Avermedia DVB-T as both the M179 (supported) and
> > the 771 (not really supported) versions. I'm told that there are at least three
> > different versions of the Hauppauge Nova-T card as well. This is the sort of
> > utter bollocks (English slang word meaning testicles to our American friends)
> > that gives computers a bad name.
> >
> > I have a Nebula DVB card but can't say that I'm really that enamoured with it.
> > In hindsight I would have got an AverMedia M179 card or the Hauppauge card.
> >
> > Overall support seems to be much the same for cards that work.
> >
> > Basically go for the older cards and they are more likely to be supported than
> > the newer cards. Someone will correct me here, but my feeling is that since
> > MythTV can't do a lot with the extra features some of the newer cards have,
> > there is little point in getting one. Definitely a case of cheaper is better.
> >
> > Rob.
> >
> > Quoting James Hansen <mythtv at f0rmula.com>:
> >
> > > Are there any differences between the mainstream DVB-T cards or their
> > > support or functionality within myth?
> > >
> > > I'm referring to the cards listed in the link below:
> > >
> > > http://www.linuxtv.org/download/dvb/CARDS
> > >
> > > Are cards based on a similar chip all similar cards, and does the chip a
> > > card is based around make a great deal of difference?
> > >
> > > Oh, and do people generally have a preference at all over brand?  I'd
> > > probably be looking at getting a hauppauge nova, if all other things are
> > > equal..
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > James
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
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