[mythtv-users] Has anyone seen a USB DVB-T adapter work with MythTV with their own eyes?

George Styles ripnetuk at gmail.com
Wed Mar 21 13:40:00 UTC 2007


Thanks for all the answers...

I bought a pair of Freecom DVB sticks.

I got it working on my Mac Mini using FC6 (i had to download the firmware,
but updating the kernel to the latest official release got the kernel
modules loading OK)

I got myth installed, and it saw the cards, but I had to manually round off
the frequencies in the dvb_multiplex table to the nearest MHz to get it to
tune successfully (which was not nescesary on my old Nova PCI card).

It was all working lovely, and it recorded a lot of stuff yesterday but now
the box has crashed during the night last night, and I cant see it (Im not
at home, so I cannot check what crashed it...). I hope its not one of those
'crashes randomly' things :(


On 3/19/07, Tim Phipps <mythtv-users at phipps-hutton.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> On Friday 16 March 2007 4:18 pm, George Styles wrote:
> > My question is - does anyone on this list have practical experience of a
> > USB dvb-t adapter working with Myth? anyone got a pair of them working?
> > what distro?
> >
> I have a Freecom I got used from Amazon at 25 inc postage. Works nicely
> on
> Debian (Etch, soon to be stable ;-) with MythTV from
> www.debian-multimedia.org,  but you have to get the firmware from
> somewhere.
> Plug the thing in and look at dmesg. It will tell you what firmware file
> it
> can't find and then hit Google. After that it appears in mythtv-setup as a
> normal DVB-T adapter.
> I did have a few problems when it was plugged into the front of the PC
> that I
> put down to it getting unplugged. The coax is quite stiff and it was
> straining the adapter in the USB socket. I've now got a cheapo unpowered
> hub (10 from PCWorld) so the USB connection is no longer under strain,
> and
> it's working fine.
> Cheers,
> Tim.
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