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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2008, 03:57:53 am »
So what would be a recommended alternative to this Dual DVB-T Card?

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2008, 12:41:43 pm »
So what would be a recommended alternative to this Dual DVB-T Card?

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Well the are not too many options currently. We are testing the Dvico FusionHDTV Dual Digital 4;
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_PCI_Cards#DViCO

This card so far does not seem to suffer any of the usb related problems that the T500 suffers from (even though it also uses an on-board usb hub to connect the tuners).

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« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2008, 02:30:32 pm »
I am finding lots of issues with my Dvico FusionHDTV Dual Digital 4.  The "version 1" cards are OK but version 2 card support is very new. 

Andrew- what are your Dvico cards? Mine show up using "lsusb" as 0fe9:db98

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #18 on: November 03, 2008, 11:48:20 pm »
Thanks for your replies Andrew - you always make sense!

May I say that I think the Nova-T-500 is really good, it's just this one issue that's bugging me.

Hope we see a solution to this problem at some point in the future.
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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2009, 01:50:24 pm »
Would using VDR instead of MythTV get around this USB disconnect problem?

If not, is there anything else I could try? I'm assuming that installing the new alpha version of LMCE would sort it out.... but is that going to give me problems with anything else? At the moment I am only using LMCE for TV (watching and recording) and media playback.
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Re: Dvico FusionHDTV Dual Digital 4
« Reply #20 on: April 11, 2009, 02:05:25 pm »
I am finding lots of issues with my Dvico FusionHDTV Dual Digital 4.  The "version 1" cards are OK but version 2 card support is very new. 

Andrew- what are your Dvico cards? Mine show up using "lsusb" as 0fe9:db98

Hi Indulis,

I cant confirm the Manufacturer:Device ID right now as its a long weekend here for Easter and none of our test Core's have a Dvico installed right now. However I can confirm that our units are Rev2 cards.

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #21 on: April 11, 2009, 02:10:11 pm »
Would using VDR instead of MythTV get around this USB disconnect problem?

If not, is there anything else I could try? I'm assuming that installing the new alpha version of LinuxMCE would sort it out.... but is that going to give me problems with anything else? At the moment I am only using LinuxMCE for TV (watching and recording) and media playback.

We are using the Kworld KW-DVB-T 399U USB twin tuner stick right now with the latest v4l-dvb drivers for the AF9015 etc used in this stick (check on http://www.linuxtv.org for details etc). We dont see any disconnects at all with this stick and the performance seems to be very good indeed. I would suggest getting one if you in the market for a twin tuner DVB-T capability.

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #22 on: April 11, 2009, 05:38:10 pm »
Would using VDR instead of MythTV get around this USB disconnect problem?

If not, is there anything else I could try? I'm assuming that installing the new alpha version of LinuxMCE would sort it out.... but is that going to give me problems with anything else? At the moment I am only using LinuxMCE for TV (watching and recording) and media playback.

We are using the Kworld KW-DVB-T 399U USB twin tuner stick right now with the latest v4l-dvb drivers for the AF9015 etc used in this stick (check on http://www.linuxtv.org for details etc). We dont see any disconnects at all with this stick and the performance seems to be very good indeed. I would suggest getting one if you in the market for a twin tuner DVB-T capability.

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Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I am already in possession of two Hauppauge Nova-T-500s! So would like to make those work if possible. I'm assuming that using VDR (I understand you utilise this instead of Myth, Andrew?) won't solve the problem then?
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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2009, 06:20:38 pm »
Would using VDR instead of MythTV get around this USB disconnect problem?

If not, is there anything else I could try? I'm assuming that installing the new alpha version of LinuxMCE would sort it out.... but is that going to give me problems with anything else? At the moment I am only using LinuxMCE for TV (watching and recording) and media playback.

We are using the Kworld KW-DVB-T 399U USB twin tuner stick right now with the latest v4l-dvb drivers for the AF9015 etc used in this stick (check on http://www.linuxtv.org for details etc). We dont see any disconnects at all with this stick and the performance seems to be very good indeed. I would suggest getting one if you in the market for a twin tuner DVB-T capability.

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Thanks for the reply.

Unfortunately I am already in possession of two Hauppauge Nova-T-500s! So would like to make those work if possible. I'm assuming that using VDR (I understand you utilise this instead of Myth, Andrew?) won't solve the problem then?

Hi again,

Sorry I did not completely answer your earlier post. The problem with the T500 is not specific to MythTV or vdr at all. It appears to be related to i2c and other usb related errors and is specific to the T500 design (or more specifically the usb hub controller used in it). Some people are reporting better experiences with the T500 under Kubuntu 810... but I have to say that we dont see these ourselves in our tests. We have literally dozens of these cards in stock...so we would love to have a fix for this problem too!!

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #24 on: April 12, 2009, 12:40:37 pm »
You're seeing the same USB disconnect problem in 810, or new problems entirely?

Maybe I will take a look at those USB sticks you have recommended then. Are they relatively easy to set up? I am no programmer!

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #25 on: April 12, 2009, 12:46:49 pm »
You're seeing the same USB disconnect problem in 810, or new problems entirely?

Maybe I will take a look at those USB sticks you have recommended then. Are they relatively easy to set up? I am no programmer!

Thanks.

We see the same problems under 0810 for the T500's... mainly i2c errors.

The KW-DVB-T 399U needs the latest v4l-dvb drivers and after that is plug-n-play. I will try and get a wiki article uploaded that covers this ;-)

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #26 on: April 12, 2009, 12:54:50 pm »
That would be absolutely fantastic, thank you.

I was also thinking of going over to VDR instead of using Myth as well - am I biting off more than I can chew here, or is VDR relatively easy to set up as well? (I have looked at the wiki page, but it does look a bit daunting to me). Also, may I ask why you prefer VDR to Myth?

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #27 on: April 12, 2009, 01:07:35 pm »
That would be absolutely fantastic, thank you.

I was also thinking of going over to VDR instead of using Myth as well - am I biting off more than I can chew here, or is VDR relatively easy to set up as well? (I have looked at the wiki page, but it does look a bit daunting to me). Also, may I ask why you prefer VDR to Myth?

Thanks again.

We like vdr for a number of reasons;

- Its a light weight app that is focused on DVB
- It supports the v4l-dvb api so that a single tuner can deliver all channels on a MUX simultaneously (latests MythTV I believe uses v4l-dvb too now)
- Its internal OSD UI is stb like and again light weight

vdr is reasonably easy to setup and should be even more so in 0810. Under 0710 the integration and setup still needs some manual config however.

The good news is that the v4l-dvb driver update will allow the KW twin tuner to work in MythTV or vdr.

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2009, 12:11:04 pm »
You're seeing the same USB disconnect problem in 810, or new problems entirely?

Maybe I will take a look at those USB sticks you have recommended then. Are they relatively easy to set up? I am no programmer!

Thanks.

We see the same problems under 0810 for the T500's... mainly i2c errors.

The KW-DVB-T 399U needs the latest v4l-dvb drivers and after that is plug-n-play. I will try and get a wiki article uploaded that covers this ;-)

Andrew

Hi Andrew, as much as I hate to hassle you, did you manage to upload this wiki article? Apologies if you have already, I just can't find it!

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Re: Happauge Wintv-Nova-T-500
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2009, 12:18:37 pm »
Another question I had about this KW sticks....

Do you supply many systems with two or more of these sticks in the core, ie four or more tuners? And if so, do they work ok?

Regarding this thread http://forum.linuxmce.org/index.php?topic=8000.0, I also wondered whether it is possible to change the directory (preferably to a secondary hard disk) that holds the recordings using VDR in 710?
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