[mythtv-users] UK HDHomeRun+MythTV Success Stories

Gary Dawes gary.dawes at gmail.com
Sun May 16 17:26:08 UTC 2010

On 16 May 2010 17:13, T.J. Crowder <tj at crowder.org> wrote:

> Hi all,
> Would anyone from the UK like to share their success stories using
> HDHomeRun and MythTV?
> Background:
> I'd like to set up a MythTV DVB-T box, but although I know a bit about
> Linux admin, I just do not have the bandwidth to allocate a lot of
> time (upfront and ongoing) to keeping the box happy. It needs to be
> (nearly) an appliance. Probably for that reason, and partially because
> I haven't had a box lying around with a full PCI slot for a
> WinTV-NOVA-T (now apparently no longer in production?), I still
> haven't done it, largely because I don't want to fiddle with capture
> card and remote control issues.

Looks like USB will have to be the way for you to go, as I do not know of
any PCIe tuner cards that work with Linux (not a Mythtv issue, but an OS

Check the V4L wiki, they have a really good set of pages informing of the
driver statuses for just about all the cards available. Hauppauge make a
dual-tuner DVB-T (freeview) usb tuner, which will probably be supported.

I'm not sure if the HDhomerun works in the UK. Be interested if it does

Remote controls are a doddle. Go to your local computer components shop, or
online, and pick up a Microsoft MCE remote control with a USB receiver, and
a couple of blaster modules. It is as close to a standard, and most Myth
distos will include it as an option. Certainly Mythbuntu and Knoppmyth do.
They are the two I have used for several years now, and are both great,
although if you are used to debian/ubuntu stuff, then I'd recommend
Mythbuntu as it is based on ubuntu, and is easy to setup.


> But looking at the HDHomeRun, it seems like one of those (or two; we
> run into the two-tuner limit sometimes) plus an existing box I have
> would come pretty close to Just Working(tm).
> What's your experience, if you have a minute to share?
> Thanks,
> -- T.J.
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