[mythtv-users] Dvico Fusion HDTV DVB-T USB or something else?

sonofzev at iinet.net.au sonofzev at iinet.net.au
Wed Jul 22 04:59:07 UTC 2009

On Wed Jul 22 14:40 , Iain Buchanan  sent:

>Hi all,
>I've just set up MythTV on an old 3GHz P4 laptop.  So far I have no
>tuner for the laptop (PCI card in my desktop).  I'm using the laptop
>initially as a frontend and backend, to sit in my entertainment cabinet,
>as it has a built-in IR receiver.  So far so good. 
>Now I've been reading about lots of hardware on linuxtv.org, and I want
>something around the $AU 100 mark.  There is a plethora of devices
>listed at http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices so
>it's hard to research them all...  I've been comparing prices online,
>and this one looks pretty reasonable:
>Dvico Fusion HDTV DVB-T USB for $99
>So does anyone have experience with this unit? It states "HD(MPEG2) to
>DVD/ MPEG4(Divx) conversion" - does this mean hardware MPEG4 or is that
>just "in software"?  can you get a hardware MPEG4 usb DVB-T device?
>And as a final thought the laptop also has firewire and PCMCIA - any
>comments on better idea's than the USB DVB-T device?  Their respective
>wiki pages look fairly empty!
>Thanks for any help!
>Iain Buchanan iaindb at netspace.net.au>
>mythtv-users mailing list
>mythtv-users at mythtv.org

Hi Iain, 

I don't know about this specific device, but I have a Fusion Lite (PCI) and
Fusion Dual Express (PCIe).. and have had generally good experience with these

I had some teething problems and issues with the express initially, but these
seem to have been cleaned up with more recent versions of the driver.... 

The site is stating that support has been around since about 2006 for the USB
devices.. I'd take that as a good omen.. 

You may get better bandwidth with an express card device..that would be my only
thought.. anyway ..I'll leave it to people who have used the device.. 

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