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Old 10-09-2006, 07:05 PM   #1
IndyGunFreak
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Recommend a TV Tuner for Ubuntu 6.06


Subject says it all. My needs are pretty minimal. My PC room is kinda small, and don't want a TV taking up space, so I've always put Tuner cards in the PC's I build. I can't get my Pixelview card to work, and I've had it.

Ease of setup would be my main concern. I'd prefer PCI interface, but if there's one that works better, thats fine to. I'd like to keep the price between 50-80, but will go up to 100 if necessary.

Thanks all.

IGF
 
Old 10-09-2006, 09:30 PM   #2
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I'd recommend the WinTV-GO. Since it uses the bttv driver its almost automatically recognized and the driver activate. The WinTV PVR series are highly recommended but installation is very difficult for devices like this that use the ivtv driver. Many popular TV viewing applications won't work with ivtv and you'll end up having to install mythtv which is also no walk in the park. For my taste tvtime is the best TV viewing application.
 
Old 10-09-2006, 10:50 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by IndyGunFreak
Subject says it all. My needs are pretty minimal. My PC room is kinda small, and don't want a TV taking up space, so I've always put Tuner cards in the PC's I build. I can't get my Pixelview card to work, and I've had it.

Ease of setup would be my main concern. I'd prefer PCI interface, but if there's one that works better, thats fine to. I'd like to keep the price between 50-80, but will go up to 100 if necessary.

Thanks all.

IGF
I've got a MSI TV@nywhere in mine right now it works well and should be able to be found fairly cheap before that I had a Leadtek TV2000XP Deluxe. The only problems with them is they seem to default to the PAL tuner so you need to make sure the module for each of them gets loaded with the proper tuner= option for the NTSC (US/Canada) TV standard to be used.
 
Old 10-10-2006, 08:31 AM   #4
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I have a Dvico Fusion HDTV DVB-T Lite, and it works perfectly with Linux. It uses the bttv driver, which is really easy to install.

I have instructions on getting it set up on Ubuntu Dapper (including Mythtv) Here. Obviously, your channel settings will be different, but the rest should be the same.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
  


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