[mythtv-users] WinTV-NOVA-T-500 - buying in the UK
ian at codex.org.uk
Wed Feb 14 10:19:42 UTC 2007
Peter Bowyer wrote:
> On 14/02/07, David Campbell <dave at cpfc.org> wrote:
>> Peter Bowyer wrote:
>>> On 14/02/07, dave at theansells.com <dave at theansells.com> wrote:
>>>> I've read on this list that the dual Nova-T card is not fully stable.
>>>> Cant verify myself as I have 3 single channel Nova-T cards which were
>>>> picked up from eBay. (They are certainly rock solid.)
>>> The Nova-T-500 is stable apart from EIT, which occasionally causes a
>>> backend crash. (once every few weeks for me). A friend and I bought
>>> one each, and have had good success with them. If you don't use EIT
>>> you don't get the problem.
>> Sorry, what is EIT?
> Off-air programme guide. Not needed in the UK for Freeview, becuase
> mythfilldatabase will grab (most) listings from radiotimes.com.
>>> There's no support for the built-in IR receiver, unfortunately. It's
>>> not the same as either the Nova-T PCI or the USB model.
>> No problems there - I use a wireless keyboard. As an aside is the USB
>> Nova supported natively in the Kernel? I had assumed it wasn't - I
>> quite like the idea of multiple USB DVB's haning out the back of my myth
> The Nova-T-500 is actually a USB hub with 2 x USB DVB-T adapters on
> board. And yes, you can use the ordinary USB ones as well.
>>> You do need a 2.6.19 kernel, though - and now 2.6.20 is released, that
>>> probably works too, although I haven't tried it yet.
>> Ubuntu Edgy hasn't gotten to 2.6.19 - still on 2.6.17 - really don't
>> want to manage my kernel outside of apt :(
> That will be a showstopper for you with the Nova-T-500, then. Stick
> with the single-tuner Nova-Ts.
You can use the Nova-T 500 with the 2.6.17 kernal, but you have to
compile the driver for it. I'm using it.
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