[mythtv-users] WinTV-quadHD support in mythtv???

James Abernathy jfabernathy at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 23:26:45 UTC 2019


On 1/19/19 9:20 AM, David Krainess wrote:
>
> >>So I'm looking to move on.  I've seen a Hauppauge model 01609: 
> WinTV-quadHD**that I could use in my production Mythtv-Backend. Does 
> anyone have any experience with this card and Mythtv??  Their >>Linux 
> support page says they have a PPA and support the 18.04 Bionic 4.15 
> kernel. I run my Mythtv 24/7 so it needs to be solid.
>
>
> For around $100 USD, the 1609 is a value and solid card, all 4 tuners 
> show up for me in Myth (Fedora 27) and signal quality for me is great 
> for terrestrial. Only one issue, lirc does not support this card and I 
> don't believe it will ever be supported.  No big deal for me, I'm 
> using a $25 FLIRC, as I value my time and have spent too many hours of 
> my life on lirc.
>
> 1609 Firmware: 
> https://github.com/OpenELEC/dvb-firmware/raw/master/firmware/dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw 
> (put in /lib, or wherever your libraries go, I didn't need to do 
> anything special, the card loaded up fine with just this)
> I highly recommend this card.
>
This is a great card. I just pulled out my HDHR tuners and now I'm just 
using the new WinTV-QuadHD PCIe card. All my tv stations are 100% signal 
strength except one that 83%.  On the HDHR Quatro it was 52%.

Thanks for the recommendations, y'all.

Jim A


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