As there was only one old thread about this card, I thought I would post about my success in getting Freeview (over an aerial) HD tv working in MythTV using the PCTV nanoStick T2.
Before you bother/invest money make sure your nearest transmitter is broadcasting DVB-T2
So, the hardware: http://www.pctvsystems.com/Products/...B/Default.aspx
The PCTV nanoStick T2 290e is the first PC TV tuner that supports DVB-T2. DVB-T2 is needed to receive HD channels via Freeview in the UK.
Next, The drivers. The Linux drivers for this device can be found via http://stevekerrison.com/290e/index.html
I would like to thank Steve Kerrison for writing these drivers and getting the 290e talking to Linux. Great work!
The drivers can be installed using the LinuxTV projects V4L-DVB framework. Relevant links are http://linuxtv.org/ and the wiki at http://linuxtv.org/wiki/
So, to get this this working with Myth just follow the install instructions at http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Ho...Device_Drivers
I ran through the "Basic" Approach, rebooted and the 290e was recorgnised. From there it was just a case of running the Myth-backend setup and adding the video source & rescanning etc. As well as the usual Freeview channels I now get BBC One HD, ITV1 HD, Channel4 HD and BBC HD. The quality is stunning.
That's all there is to it. So, if you are looking to watch HD content over Freeview this is one way to do it that works.