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Old 12-23-2003, 10:11 AM   #1
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Thumbs up TV card for Linux.


Which TV card is the best one and low cost for Mandrake9.1 and Redhat9.0?
(with tv tuner)
 
Old 12-23-2003, 03:21 PM   #2
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For gentoo too
I'm looking to buy one myself.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 04:43 PM   #3
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ANYTHING based on the brooktree chipsets shoudld be just fine. there are exceptions, but you generally have to search for the real dregs of manufacturers to find them
 
Old 12-23-2003, 05:15 PM   #4
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I have found Win TV go card for about $60.00- I have no idea which chip is used.
 
Old 12-23-2003, 10:26 PM   #5
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Is the ATI TV wonder pro any good?
The only reviews I've found are too commercial, and I don't really trust them. Thanks
 
Old 12-24-2003, 07:35 AM   #6
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i'd steer clear or ati cards, as they use a different chipset. haupage cards like the wintvgo uses bt878, buy it, i did. the very newest wintvgo cards use a new chip though, which isn't supported in older kernels. http://bytsex.org/bttv for support details
 
Old 12-24-2003, 08:26 AM   #7
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I tend to run the newest or almost newest kernel.

Thanks for the advice, I'll check for those.
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:54 PM   #8
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Talking

Hi, actually came here looking for help - Just installed SuSE Linux and it found ALL my hardware AND set it up - including my Leadtek Winfast 2000 XP deluxe (under 50) and it just worked. I had to try 3 sets of drivers to get it to work without crashing the PC in Windows!! (a Eureka moment perhaps?)

Hope this helps

Now to post my own question
 
Old 12-29-2003, 06:55 PM   #9
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Ooops - forgot to say that is a TV card!!
 
Old 12-29-2003, 10:00 PM   #10
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There was a discussiona couple of days ago on Slashdot about this same question. I have an ATI All-In-Wonder Pro 128 and it's not terrible, but not great either. The TV looks much better in windows 2000

The posters on Slashdot say that either the Hauppauge PVR-250 or PVR-350 are the best choices, but I've never see it in action.

Speck
 
Old 12-30-2003, 02:44 AM   #11
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I really don't know anything about TV card,but I imagine that if I BUY ONE OF CARD,
software for the Windows comes with.
To watch TV and record.What do I use with linux?(xine?)
 
  


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