[mythtv-users] MythTV+Mageia2+PowerViewTV card(s)

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Sep 30 05:35:32 UTC 2012

On Sun, Sep 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM, Marc Paré <marc at marcpare.com> wrote:
> Hi John,
> Le 2012-09-29 08:32, John Pilkington a écrit :
> On 29/09/12 07:28, Marc Paré wrote:
> Hi Raymond,
> Le 2012-09-28 13:18, Raymond Wagner a écrit :
> On 9/28/2012 10:51, Marc Paré wrote:
> I just joined the list a week ago and have been following the different
> threads. I am having problems getting MythTV to recognize my PowerViewTV
> card. The card is well recognized by TVTime.
> TVTime only functions with framegrabbers, and framegrabbers are a poor
> choice for anything that needs to record. MythTV has to pull data from
> audio and video inputs, and encode it in real time. It's not that hard
> to pull off, but the configuration is clumsy and error prone. It's
> recommended anyone want to do analog use hardware encoder cards, which
> do all that for MythTV, and feed MythTV a simple MPEG stream. Last I
> checked, you could generally pick up used PVR-150s for $20-25, or
> PVR-500s (dual tuners) for about twice that.
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> Thanks! For the info.
> So, what TVCard would you recommend for someone who would like to record
> 2 channels at the same time, and, that work well with MythTV? I am on
> Mageia2 Linux.
> Cheers,
> Marc
> Your first post suggests that you are in Canada and want to receive analog
> TV.  Raymond's post mentions the PVR-500 which would likely be a good
> choice.  If you have access to digital signals via cable or OTA I believe
> you would need something else.  Location, signal source (and price) are
> important things to know when making recommendations.
> John P
> Oops! Yes, of course. Here are the specs:
> Location: Canada
> Signal: digital

I am not sure if you are somewhat confused. You started by saying you
are successfully using tvtime. Now you say your source is digital. I
am not sure that tvtime supports any digital sources, so are you sure?

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