[mythtv-users] multirec supported tuner cards

John Veness John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk
Tue Nov 20 22:48:20 UTC 2007

Steve Daniels wrote:
 > On 16/11/2007, John Veness <John.Veness.myth at pelago.org.uk> wrote:
 >> 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
> Hi John,
> A good scouring of the LinuxTV website will hopefully turn up the gems
> your looking for.
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the link. I've looked at that page before, but I've found it 
rather cluttered and almost too techy. I was hoping to find more 
anecdotal evidence/recommendations by people here.



John Veness, MythTV user, UK, DVB-T

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