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    Good TV Tuner Card?

    Do TV Tuner Cards actually work on X/Ubuntu? If so, can someone suggest a good one that accepts Digital TV Signals (ATSC), but won't hurt my wallet? (IE: It can't be more than 65 USD).

    I already have a nVidia 1 GB GTS 250 graphics card, so I don't need or want one that is integrated into a graphics card.

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    Re: Good TV Tuner Card?

    I generally have success with Hauppage cards, currently using a usb Nova-T which should be just about inside your budget, and previously used a pci 1100.

    http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge
    http://www.hauppauge.com/Pages/faq/s...faq_linux.html

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    Re: Good TV Tuner Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by howefield View Post
    I generally have success with Hauppage cards, currently using a usb Nova-T which should be just about inside your budget, and previously used a pci 1100.

    http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge
    http://www.hauppauge.com/Pages/faq/s...faq_linux.html
    Tried to make v4l-dvb, and guess what, I can't use the tuner now. Have any help on installing it for Ubuntu specifically? xawtv says v4l doesn't exist. Though, I'd rather be able to watch TV in totem.

    it's a WinTV-HVR 850 (aka: 950)

    Otherwise, I'll have to take it back.
    Last edited by coldReactive; October 4th, 2009 at 07:23 PM.

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    Re: Good TV Tuner Card?

    Please help...

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    Re: Good TV Tuner Card?

    So, I found out dmesg is much more helpful than I thought. For those of you having the same issue as me... download the following file, and copy it (as root) into /lib/firmware and any generic image folders you may have.

    w_scan finally picks up channels now.
    Attached Files Attached Files

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    Re: Good TV Tuner Card?

    Seems I get a lot of jitter all of a sudden, and the tvtime post-proc in gxine won't work at all.

    Also, totem quits whenever I lose TV signal, so I'm forced to use gxine. TVTime itself only gets Analog signals.

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    Re: Good TV Tuner Card?

    Give me-tv a try, it's a nice app for watching tv.
    https://launchpad.net/me-tv
    Work smart, not hard.

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    Re: Good TV Tuner Card?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rhubarb View Post
    Give me-tv a try, it's a nice app for watching tv.
    https://launchpad.net/me-tv
    I need an amd64 deb, and cannot make, I don't have a config.pl

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    Re: Good TV Tuner Card?

    Last edited by howefield; October 7th, 2009 at 12:22 AM.

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    Re: Good TV Tuner Card?

    I'd rather have 1.0.0 in jaunty though.

    Also, after installing Me TV from the repo in jaunty, gxine can no longer get DVB.

    Seems Me TV Closes to tray. Also, Me TV gets the wrong program information.
    Last edited by coldReactive; October 7th, 2009 at 12:30 AM.

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