[mythtv-users] multirec supported tuner cards

Steve Daniels steve.p.daniels at googlemail.com
Sat Nov 17 09:21:58 UTC 2007

Hi John,

A good scouring of the LinuxTV website will hopefully turn up the gems
your looking for.


On the individual pages for a tuner:


You'll hopefully see something to the affect of "dvb-usb: will pass
the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer."

Happy Hunting,

Steve Daniels

On 16/11/2007, John Veness <John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk> wrote:
> jack snodgrass wrote:
> > Is there a list of supported  ( or should work / does work ) tuner
> > cards that work
> > with the multirec stuff?
> I'm also interested in the answer to this question, particularly
> regarding USB DVB-T dongle-type tuners.
> A year ago I tried a Freecom USB DVB-T tuner, but I found out that it
> had a built-in limitation such that it wouldn't send more than one
> stream within a mux to the host PC, meaning that VDR and multirec-myth
> couldn't take advantage of it.
> I also had trouble tuning it - I had to tweak the frequency numbers away
> from the defaults according to the Oxford/Beckley transmitter in the
> dvb_scan stuff, although my PCI-based tuner worked fine on the defaults.
> I think again this was a bug/limitation of the Freecom device. This
> surprised me as I've heard other people praise the Freecoms.
> If anyone knows of a rock-solid, multirec-capable, non-external-PSU
> DVB-T USB tuner then I would be very interested to hear it. I have very
> few accessible internal slots in my small case, so would prefer USB.
> Cheers,
> John
> --
> John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T
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