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Re: NTSC/ATSC device recommendation

On Tue, 8 Sep 2009, Devin Heitmueller wrote:

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 1:56 PM, Ben Swartzlander<ben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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 2 Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-850 USB sticks in my MythTV box (Ubuntu 8.04).
USB is preferable to PCI for all kinds of reasons. I bought mine here:

Note that if you go with this device, you'll need to manually add the
firmware to your /lib/firmware directory. You can get the firmware here:

There are plenty of other supported devices though. When I was doing my
research, this page was an extremely useful resource for Linux ATSC
hardware: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ATSC_Devices


I'm really familiar with the HVR-850, and figured it would be worth
mentioning that the HVR-850 only very recently got analog support in
the Linux driver, and it has some issues with MythTV in particular
(which I haven't had a chance to fix yet).  So if you're planning on
doing analog with MythTV, that may not be a good device to go with
right now.

Thanks, that is the kind of info I was hoping for
There are still low power analog stations in my area
I would like a device that can reliably receive analog and digital


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