[mythtv-users] Building a new MythTV box for the living room

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Thu Aug 16 00:00:42 UTC 2007

On 15/08/07, Joacim J <jocke4news at gmail.com> wrote:

> From the discussion so far I think the following setup-steps
> Step 1 - Configure the server (AMD X2 3800+, 2 GB)
> - Throw my existing Kworld DVB-T card in the server
> - Purchase a new dual DVB-T ( HAUPPAUGE WINTV NOVA-T 500) card for the
> server (in total 3 receivers)
> - Get those capture cards working on Kubuntu Feisty

Be _very_ careful if buying a Nova-T 500 card. Current stock is not
the now-supported Nova-T 500 (only 1 RF-input) but rather the
never-to-be-supported Nova-TD 500 card (has 2 RF-inputs). The picture
on the box is still the Nova-T 500. I've already sent one back to
Amazon in the UK because of the switch. Boxes are marked with a
"Diversity" sticker and apparently only work on Intel-based systems.

After all the recent excitement over finally getting the Nova-T 500
stable on Linux, Hauppauge go and swap the cards for an incompatible
version. No signs yet whether the old supported card will return. I
would steer clear for now, unless you are 100% sure you are getting a
real Nova-T 500 card.


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