[mythtv-users] HDTV tuner
rbsteffes at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 17:52:42 UTC 2007
On 9/26/07, Jason Kraftcheck <jkraftch at facstaff.wisc.edu> wrote:
> The three HDTV tuner cards I could find online are:
> pcHDTV HD-5500 $130
> ATI TV Wonder 650 $120
> AVerMedia MCE A180 $ 80
> Are there working linux drivers for the ATI card?
> The AVerMedia card seems to be the obvious choice given the price. Is
> there some less-than-obvious reason not to go with that card?
> thanks much,
> - jason
Only thing I'm aware of with the A180 is that apparently the analog
capture isn't so great. I don't know though, I just got mine and
didn't try the analog portion. I needed upgrade my kernel to get the
dvb drivers, but it was a painfree installation.
At least, the card itself was. I upgraded my version of Mandriva
linux after upgrading the kernel and that borked my whole system until
I tracked down every setting I forgot to perserve, but the card itself
worked great with just the new kernel. I was at 2.6.11 and upgraded
to 2.6.17. I assume this kernel requirement for the dvb drivers will
be the same for all the cards though.
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