[mythtv-users] Hauppauge Nova-500 Diversity Card - Any Hope ?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Thu Feb 4 01:23:42 UTC 2010

On Thu, Feb 4, 2010 at 2:19 PM, Frank Merrill <fmerrill1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 4:53 PM, Paul <paul at paulhurley.co.uk> wrote:
>> I picked up a used Hauppauge Nova 500 card recently, thinking at the time
>> 'haven't I read something about a model that doesn't work - naah, it'll be
>> fine !'.  Well, obviously, after installing it in my PC, it doesn't work....
>> It's the card with two antenna connectors and is marked 'WinTV-NOVA-TD-500
>> DVB-T 68109'.  I don't get any messages in dmesg about DVB, Hauppauge or
>> V4L.  The only thing that shows up in lspci is a 'Hauppauge Multimedia
>> Adaptor 6800'.
>> Am I doomed ?  Is there any chance of using this card in myth ?  (I assume
>> that Hauppauge won't even think about exchanging a second hand card with no
>> box, manuals or bits).
> Can you say ouch?
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-500#WinTV-NOVA-TD-500

I can't actually follow what that part of the wiki is saying, but
there are reports of the td version working, eg


Remember that the card has a pci to usb bridge and the tuner actually
appears as a usb device, try lsusb.

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