[mythtv-users] newcomer

David Watkins watkinshome at gmail.com
Mon Mar 26 12:52:59 UTC 2007

On 25/03/07, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> David Watkins wrote:
> > On 24/03/07, alan c <aeclist at candt.waitrose.com> wrote:
> >> I am new to the list and am not sure I have list membership configured
> >> correctly yet - I have not received any posts yet, anyway.
> >>
> >> I would like to find out more about mythTV, for example, in uk what
> >> basic tv card should I be considering please?
> >
> > Well do you subscribe to Sky or Cable?  If so you'll need to connect
> > to the analog output of your STB and the cards of choice seem to he
> > PVR cards by Hauppauge (PVR150 or PVR500) or the older 250 and 350.
> >
> > A better option in many ways though is Freeview via one of several
> > DVB-T cards or USB devices that are available.  Plenty of channels
> > (including radio) and no worries about channel changing on an external
> > device.  It's also easy to add cards to record more that one channel
> > at the same time.
> I would expect to use freeview from roof aerial signals. Our TVs
> mostly each have a set top box.
> The idea of using multiple cards for more simultaneous recording is
> attractive, once I can get going.
> Which DVB-T cards should I be looking at? - (I am using Kubuntu if
> that makes any difference)

Well I've got a couple of Hauppauge PCI Nova-t cards and one Hauppauge
WinTV Nova-t USB module (not the stick).  Both work fine but things
are moving fast and I'm not sure if these devices are still available.

I'd search to see what DVB-T capture devices are available and then
search the mythtv list and wiki to see if anyone appears to be using
them successfully.

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