[mythtv-users] About to buy a tuner card that isn't well discussed, thoughts?

Nick knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Fri Aug 11 00:41:14 UTC 2006

On 09/08/06, Chad <masterclc at gmail.com> wrote:

> PowerColor T55E-P03 PCI-x (x1) card.  It claims hardware encoding (and
> from it's system req's I'd guess it actually does) but I don't know
> how well linux support is for the chipset on this card.  The chipset
> is an: ATI THEATER 550 PRO according to the website.  I assume I
> should be googling the chipset rather than the card, but there still
> doesn't seem to be a lot of info on the chipset and linux...
> If nobody has any info, no problem, I'll be the guinee (sp?) pig.
> However, if someone has some info on this card and linux, I'd like to
> hear about it!

Currently unsupported.

In Anandtech's review of the newer ATI Theater 650 chip, they compare
the older Theater 550 to a Haupppauge 250/350/500 in terms of quality,
so unless you want to wait for Linux support for the ATI Theater 550,
I'd suggest looking at a Hauppauge PVR-150/250/500 card which all have
hardware MPEG2 encoding and have maturing Linux drivers by way of the
IVTV project.


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