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Old 09-08-2003, 02:05 PM   #1
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I am looking for a linux tv tuner.


I am looking at www.newegg.com for a Linux tv tuner so I can play my ps2/psx games on my pc monitor.

Can someone point me to one that has linux drivers?
And what would I use to get the video on screen?

A millon cookies to whoever helps.
 
Old 09-08-2003, 02:26 PM   #2
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bttv tuners

I hear the Hauppauge WinTV is good.
look here for more info

http://www.linuxlogin.com/linux/wintv.php
 
Old 09-09-2003, 12:48 AM   #3
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Kewl thanks.
I just happen to have a wintv tuner laying around on my desk.
I just took it out after installing XP cause it said it was causing conflicts. And I didn't think it would work on Linux couse it says WINtv.
Now I just hope it isn't so old it isn't supported. >_<

BTW: Anyone know a way to get CS1.6 to work on Linux? If so HELP ME THIS IS THE ONLY REASON I HAVE WINDOWS!!!
 
Old 09-09-2003, 01:14 AM   #4
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you could try running it with wine or winex

transgaming gives it a 4 out of 5 and lists it as officially supported
 
Old 09-09-2003, 05:21 AM   #5
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nah the wintv cards are absolutley fine, mine works better on linux than it ever did on win98...
 
Old 09-09-2003, 07:43 AM   #6
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Bye CS1.6 you did mean Counter Strike, right? Because that's what I was telling you to try wine or winex for.

Thought I might should clear that up.
 
Old 09-09-2003, 02:47 PM   #7
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CS1.6 as in the couter-strike you get using STEAM (www.steampowered.com) I have tried to get it to work but the problem is STEAM it self doesn't work (to my knowledge) with winex.
And when I try to run the CS1.6 exe it starts the STEAM exe which doesn't work ( once more to my knowledge).

I am just hoping someone knows how to get this game to work.

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Old 09-09-2003, 03:48 PM   #8
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what error do you get?
 
Old 09-09-2003, 04:01 PM   #9
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I think Hauppauge "wintv" use BT878 chipset, there are another model that use BT848. (almost all tv card use BT878 so np in compatibility)

I bought a AverTV 203 and it's BT 878 chipset.
- cannot view correctly pal-60hz so I can't use it to play games
- quite bad quality in games
- good quality in DVD source video
- although the software that come with it is ok, only linux tvtime get acceptable video quality

It seems that the difference of different tv cards is the software and encoding things (for record tv).

I heard that BT 8x8 based TV card aren't that good, it would be better to have one that come with philips chipset decoder.

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Old 09-09-2003, 06:37 PM   #10
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WinXP said it had a compatiblity issue with it.
 
  


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