[mythtv-users] Where to start?

Damian Surr damian at gingermagic.com
Tue Jan 9 13:07:36 UTC 2007

> On 09/01/07, Robin Hill <myth at robinhill.me.uk> wrote:
>> On Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 12:03:42PM +0000, Damian Surr wrote:
>>> Can anyone offer advice on TV tuners for Freeview in the UK? Someone
>>> posted on another tread that I'd need a satellite dish. Is that right? I
>>> thought it came though a normal aerial.
>> There's a couple of ways to get the Freeview channels - via satellite
>> (with a one-off installation fee) or via a normal aerial (though it
>> might need replacing as the optimal aerial design is different for
>> the frequencies used by digital and analogue).  If you're wanting to use
>> a normal aerial then you need a DVB-T card, and for satellite you'll
>> need a DVB-S card (which I can't help you with).
>> For DVB-T, I've used both the Nova-T and the Nova-T-500.  The Nova-T is
>> very well supported and has given me absolutely no issues.  The
>> Nova-T-500 is a dual tuner card (it's basically two USB tuners and a USB
>> bridge) and is very compact.  It's not quite as stable (especially if
>> you're trying to use EIT) though someone posted a suggested patch on the
>> DVB list a few days ago (I've not had chance to test it myself yet).
>> The remote is also not currently supported with the Nova-T-500.
> I've found the Nova-T-500 very stable, although I don't use EIT. I
> needed to build a 2.6.19 kernel to get the card support, but 2.6.20
> should be generally available Real Soon Now, and I guess the major
> distributions will turn it round pretty quickly.
> The remote is not an issue for me as I have a split BE/FE.
> My BE runs FC5 with Myth 0.20 from ATrpms (thanks, Axel).
> Peter
Right, the Nota-T-500 sounds like a good card, but a bit beyond my Linux 
capabilities at the moment. I think I'd be wanting to use EIT too. Is 
there any reason that you don't Peter?


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