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    Looking for a mini PCI-e TV tuner

    Hello guys,

    I have a Dell XPS 17 L702x laptop, it's came with a built-in TV tuner (AverMedia A338 Hybrid Analog/ATSC) which doesn't have Ubuntu/Linux support and I'm really tiered of seeking for solution to get it to work.
    Now, would you kindly suggest me a good mini PCI-e TV tuner that would work in Ubuntu/Linux out-of-the box or at-least there is solution for it to get it to work.

    Thanks in advance,

    Mehrdad

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    Re: Looking for a mini PCI-e TV tuner

    Hi....
    No one has any idea ?!

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    Re: Looking for a mini PCI-e TV tuner

    I bought the BlackGold BGT3620, but had to return it due to lack of sensible driver support. Keep an eye out though, as their support people told me that new drivers would be released mid-April.

    If you search for "TBS PCI-E DVB-T2 Dual TV Tuner Card High Definition Digital Free to Air Tuner (DVB-T/DVB-T2) Receiver - TBS6280" you'll see the replacement I bought. Still trying to optimise it, but it's getting a picture using Mythbuntu at least.

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    Re: Looking for a mini PCI-e TV tuner

    Argh, sorry, didn't read Laptop.. forget I said anything...

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    Re: Looking for a mini PCI-e TV tuner

    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    Argh, sorry, didn't read Laptop.. forget I said anything...
    No problem mate, thank you for your reply anyway

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    Re: Looking for a mini PCI-e TV tuner

    It got me thinking though, TBS seem pretty linux friendly.

    http://www.tbsdtv.com/products/tbs76...mini-card.html

    "Windows BDA driver are provided and Linux driver will be released in the near future. "

    One to watch out for.

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    Re: Looking for a mini PCI-e TV tuner

    Quote Originally Posted by Fynn View Post
    "Windows BDA driver are provided and Linux driver will be released in the near future. "
    Thank you for taking time and sending me these information, but what you basically say is that there is no mini pci-e TV tuner that would have worked out-of-the box with Linux at the moment?!

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    Re: Looking for a mini PCI-e TV tuner

    There doesn't look to be much, that's for sure. I did find this, but not sure how up to date the info is.

    http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...CIe_Mini_Cards

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    Re: Looking for a mini PCI-e TV tuner

    Thank you for the link, I've visited linuxtv hundreds of times and I don't know how I've missed this page!!
    Sundtek seems pretty Linux friendly, I've just had a conversation with their support team and they confirmed that 'Sundtek MediaTV MiniPCIe' will work. Now I have to wait to get the card and see it in action.

    Again, thank you for your help.

    Mehrdad

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