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Old 11-29-2005, 01:43 AM   #1
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USB TV Tuner Recommendations


Hey,

I'm looking into getting a TV Tuner for my laptop, preferably something with a hardware encoder. I wanted to know if anyone has had any good experiences in linux with any particular product. My goal is to use it as a PVR using MythTV. I've searched around and can't say I've found anything that screams "great linux support!"

Your input is much appreciated!

Cheers!
 
Old 11-29-2005, 01:45 AM   #2
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Oh and come to think of it, if anyone could reccommend a good remote too that'd be just great! I've had no luck getting my firefly to work, so any IR solutions would be welcome!
 
Old 11-29-2005, 02:02 AM   #3
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Hauppauge WinTV USB WITH RADIO!
This one works fine with the usbvision kernel module (not in the vanilla kernel, used to be here http://www.emuit.com/webcam.html, but the domain seems dead...).
I had one with my laptop but it worked like a charm.

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Hauppauge! Computer Works Inc.
PAL-B/G
Model 40214 Rev B447

Greetings,
Benjamin
 
Old 11-29-2005, 10:46 AM   #4
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Hey,

Yeah I was looking at those on eBay. Have you had any experience using it as a PVR though? I know it doesn't have a hardware encoder, so the computer ends up doing the work, are their any performance concerns? (I'm on a laptop w/ a 1.5GHz centrino and 512 megs of ram) Also, was is easy to configure the included remote control?

Thanks for your suggestion!
 
Old 11-29-2005, 11:15 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by batorma
Yeah I was looking at those on eBay. Have you had any experience using it as a PVR though? I know it doesn't have a hardware encoder, so the computer ends up doing the work, are their any performance concerns? (I'm on a laptop w/ a 1.5GHz centrino and 512 megs of ram) Also, was is easy to configure the included remote control?
I'm also on a 1.5 GHz/512MB Laptop. No performance concerns. I've been working as usual while using it.
RC? There was no RC in my package. I'VE BEEN CHEATED!

Greetings,
Benjamin
 
Old 11-29-2005, 11:30 AM   #6
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Even when recording? That's great news! What do you use for software? I really like the looks of MythTV
 
Old 11-29-2005, 05:06 PM   #7
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So I just bought the WinTV USB2 on eBay.. I know I'm getting ahead of myself, but do you think you could give me a rundown of what you did to set it up? From what I've read it has something to do with v4l
 
  


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