[mythtv-users] Winfast DTV2000H ver J
homer39 at bigpond.com
Tue Oct 21 08:49:52 UTC 2008
Long time linux user, first time MythTV user.
After my 3rd dvd recorder died on me, I decided to build my own myth
box. Did a bit of research and found that although the Winfast DTV2000H
had 2 versions and that only version I was supported by linux, I figured
since all reports on this were atleast 12 months old that someone
(somewhere) would have found a way to get this card working.
I have successfully got it working under Suse 10.3 with the remote
control and quite pleased with the results. However...
Outside MythTV (eg tvtime, etc)+
* Analogue video/sound works perfectly
* Remote works but needs tweeking
* Digital TV sometimes works but depends on whether I have it
installed as a Connexant or Winfast card.
* Able to change between tv/analogue/radio
* Digital TV works perfectly, both sound and video.
* Analogue video works but sound very crackly and distorted.
* Remote works perfectly but some buttons need to be reconfigured.
* Cant seem to switch between analogue/tv/radio
As much as I hated doing it, I put XP on to test that the card was
functioning the way it should. Now I know why I prefer linux.
After about 12 reboots just to get windows and the associated software
installed I finially got to watch The Simpsons through my computer.
The video/sound work perfectly and I can switch between inputs (albeit
only through the keyboard)
The remote has limited function and is actually much easier through the
keyboard/mouse. (not really ideal though)
I invite anyone who has got this type of card to reply back with their
experiences and what they have done to get it fully functional.
I am still working on finding the dream state where I can ditch the
windows partition and run 100% linux.
I am running the following hardware:
ASRock P4i65G motherboard (onboard sound/video/lan)
D-Link wireless network card
DTV2000H tuner/capture card
120GB WD HDD (with access to 750GB on network)
I have only tried it on Suse 10.3 but once I have finished this letter
will be giving 11.0 a go.
Thanks in advance.
PS: LINUX RULES!!!
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