View Full Version : [ubuntu] Help needed installing WinTV-HVR 950Q on my laptop

January 13th, 2010, 02:34 AM
New guy here with some struggles.

I have Ubuntu running at home on an old Sony box with mythtv and it's working great. I would like to do the same on my laptop however the USB tuner card is not working out for me. If anyone has installed the Wintv-HVR 950Q I would love an assist. I have search and tried multiple install tips but I am fairly new to linux and not sure if I am the problem or if it's the hardware....who am I kidding I am likely the problem

Danny :popcorn:

March 16th, 2010, 03:01 PM
Is your 950Q working on the old Sony box with MythTV?

I've had no success with the 950Q on 9.10 other than using the Composite and S-video inputs which are too sensitive to video input level to be very useful in general.

On my Win7 box I found it to be flaky, only one of the three front panel USB ports would work with it. Perhaps a power issue since the thing gets pretty warm during use, many notebook USB ports don't meet the USB max power output spec. I found the ATSC capture quality to be very good in Win7 but it needs a much better antenna than what came with it.