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TV Card
« on: July 14, 2007, 10:21:54 pm »
Is it required to have a TV Card in the computer hosting LinuxMCE.

I got an awesome price on a brand new computer only 170 GBP, 2000 NOK.

So i think im going to buy one, but i wonder if i need a tv card in the box?.

Hauppauge WinTV Primio TV+FM - Is the card im thiniking about. Its PCI Express.

But would this work with LinuxMCE?. I think i read that LinuxMCE could  record tv if it was a videocard, but is it required from the bottom of?.

My setup would be like this.

Antenna > LinuxMCE > Video output (VGA) no S-Video > My 32" inch tv.

Anoyone think if this could work out just fine? Thanks for answers.

 Best regards, Kent.


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Re: TV Card
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2007, 05:24:22 am »
No its not required. But if you wish you could get the computer install linux MCE and just get the card later, but I wouldn't suggest getting an x16 card right off as you might need a higher end graphics card.


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Re: TV Card
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007, 10:01:35 am »
No need for the TV card, just make sure and spend 400,- NOK on an Nvidia Gf 6x00 or better.
2000,- Nok, that is very good.
I bought my current test rig on a "loppemarked" for 300,- and it works like a charm, of course adding the wanted hardware did triple that price ;)