[mythtv-users] UK Freeview compatible tuner

Stuart Morgan stuart at tase.co.uk
Tue Jul 5 10:12:53 EDT 2005

On Tue 5 July 2005 14:59, Peter Clarke wrote:
> Can anyone recommend a well supported tuner (PCI preferably) that is
> capable of receiving/decoding UK freeview channels (DVB?)?
> I want to avoid having to go through an external digibox type thing if
> possible.

Two immediately come to mind - I have both:

Hauppauge Nova-T
Leadtek LR6550*

The Leadtek LR6650 is very hard to get hold of, most are found second hand 
being ex-OEM models supplied with Packard Bell computers. It is slightly 
better than the Nova-T as it allows for RF passthrough -> You can connect 
other devices (VCR, TV, Digibox) to the same aerial without purchasing a 

Both cards are very well supported albeit with the *latest* kernels.
Stuart Morgan

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