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Old 01-16-2011, 02:18 PM   #1
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WinTV GO Analog TV Card (10 yrs old)


Hello.

I have a Hauppauge WinTV Go Analog TV Tuner which I bought 10-11 years ago. I rarely used that card and I really regret it. It is installed on my very old PC which struggles with Windows XP but I'm going to install an older Linux distribution and hopefully it will be faster.
So, my question is, how can I make the card work under Linux. I found some drivers on a site but I don't know how to use them. Does anyone use any similar hardware and knows how to make it work? Will I need a driver and an application for viewing the channels?

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Old 01-16-2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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To be honest, I tried last year with that same TVCard "btt-848,878" in Myth-TV. It was such a hassle, mostly if I remember correctly it was because it was a software decoder and not a hardware. Plus issues with getting the sound to sync up with the Display. The only way I really ever got it to work 80% correct was using it with the software it came with for XP. And that was horrible software. IMO I would invest in a newer card, generally around $60...


Some useful links:
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...ce_Information
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MythTV#...ed_tuner_cards
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...20Tuner%20Card

Good Luck! =)
 
Old 01-16-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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I might suggest also a homerun networked tuner. If you have the cash or get it on special get the dual tuner. The homerun has pretty good reception, I only loose one channel and I am really on the fringe.
 
Old 01-17-2011, 07:42 AM   #4
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Thanks for your replies.

The reason I want to make it work isn't because I actually need it, it's because it just sits there so if it could work then I might use it.

@zer0signal Indeed that software was crap. I remember it was crashing all the time. And anyway the card was pretty lame. I remember connecting a TV to the same socket and getting an amazing quality of image and connecting that card and getting very bad quality. Such a waste of money...
 
Old 01-17-2011, 08:48 AM   #5
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Yeah, it was expensive then - but utter garbage in software and quality on a Wintel box. Now I was able to get it to work 60% of the time in linux, but after you changed channels a few times. Voice and Picture would not sync. My buddies one he got last year, works wonders on a Wintel box. Have not tried it under linux, but it is a hardware decoder and hdtv tuner built in and not very expensive. Plus the PVR software is pretty nice. If you are going to do it, just make sure you go through that Hardware Compatibility list before you buy anything.
 
  


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