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Re: NTSC/ATSC device recommendation




On Tue, 2009-09-08 at 13:29 -0500, rray_1@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> 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
> >>>
> >>> Thanks
> >>> Richard
> >>
> >> 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:
> >> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116031
> >>
> >> 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:
> >> http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/
> >>
> >> 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
> >>
> >> -Ben
> >
> > 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

The HVR-1600 can do both analog and digital at the same time: Picture in
Picture in MythTV.  FM radio works too, when you're not watching analog
TV.  PCI bus.  Hardware MPEG encoder.

Regards,
Andy


> Richard
> 
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