Re: NTSC/ATSC device recommendation
- Date: Tue, 08 Sep 2009 14:28:05 -0400
- From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: NTSC/ATSC device recommendation
On Tuesday 08 September 2009, rray_1@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
>I would like to purchase a NTSC/ATSC device that is functional under Linux
>MY only requirement is receiving FTA broadcast
>Would y'all recommend a USB device or better to stick with a pci device
>I have followed this list and have only become more confused
I have been using a 'pcHDTV-3000' card for 3 or so years, works most of the
time here, and I'm definitely 'fringe' area for some of the stations I get.
One (PBS, my fav) is nearly 70 air miles.
This has been replaced by the 'pcHDTV-5500' card I believe, google for it.
Mine is regular pci, the newer one may be pci-e.
Mine also doesn't recognize the broadcast flag, I can't say for the newer
Software in linux to support tv in general sucks. You must build the latest
kaffeine to get it to sort of work with digital. Because I have more than
one sound system here, mythtv has great video but no sound, and as near as I
can tell, no facility to make sure its using the right mixer.
tvtime, for NTSC, Just Works(TM) but the author has not to my knowledge, made
any motions toward ATSC support. Unforch, here in the states, NTSC is
deprecated by FCC edict.
If you get the card, be sure and get the firmware that goes with it,
available freely on their site.
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