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    USB TV-Stick to receive Freeview

    Okay ~ a UK question for a UK group. I'm afraid this is a repost of a question I asked in Absolute Beginners... but no one could help me there, and this is a strictly UK issue. So anyway.

    All I want to know is the name of a USB TV-stick that will enable my hardy-running pc to play Freeview channels. Can anyone help me please?
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    Re: USB TV-Stick to receive Freeview

    Have you looked into wintv? Its the only one I've ever used and it was a couple of years ago, on my machine which is now running Ubuntu. I found this guide on the matter;

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=298094

    But I'm not sure how easy it is to set up, only looked through it quickly.

    Get one fairly cheap there here;

    http://computers.pricegrabber.co.uk/...es/m/36602497/

    Sorry I cant be of any more help.

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    Re: USB TV-Stick to receive Freeview

    It's a little late but I use a Hauppauge Nova-TD-USB. The Freeview works plus you have dual tuners and a remote

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    Re: USB TV-Stick to receive Freeview

    I use a Freecom USB DVB-T stick (version 4).

    I gather versions 1-3 work too.

    Version 4 has a driver for Hardy and Intrepid available which is easy to install.

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    Re: USB TV-Stick to receive Freeview

    Thank you very much, all who have answered so far. ugm6hr's answer seems particularly promising. I will get a USB TV stick soon and will report results with both Hardy and Intrepid.
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    Wink Re: USB TV-Stick to receive Freeview

    There's an Ubuntu version out called Mythbuntu and since it can load onto a USB stick, maybe the Mythbuntu version can as well? Best of luck with that! ^_^
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    Re: USB TV-Stick to receive Freeview

    Quote Originally Posted by ugm6hr View Post
    I use a Freecom USB DVB-T stick (version 4).

    I gather versions 1-3 work too.

    Version 4 has a driver for Hardy and Intrepid available which is easy to install.

    I have my usb tv stick, when i give the command with su
    LSUSB
    It don;t give the compant name, but its purchased with ENTER COMPANY USB 220U.
    How I enable the TV on UBUNTU.


    0---AMISH

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    Re: USB TV-Stick to receive Freeview

    amishkumar - just copy & paste the output from lsusb anyway. Can you identify the TV tuner?

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