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orionsune

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DVB-C HD TV Tuner Cards?
« on: February 19, 2008, 07:50:45 pm »
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Does anyone have a link, or some information about a more definitive list of compatible HD tuner cards under LMCE?  I looked on the Wiki, and most are analog tuners, the 2 digital tuners they mention are beyond the scope of ebay and I refuse to buy anything for this project brand new or special order.  I also saw one guide that mentions as long as the card is supported by the linux kernel.  So I did some searching for compatible HD tuners support by the kernel, and again, the information i'm being presented with just seems unreliable.  All the lists I find are in-consistent to the next one I find.  Some cards are listed on one HCL (hardware compatibility list) while those same cards are missing from the next HCL i find.

Anyways... my question, is there a list of known working HD cards with LMCE other than the list of analog cards in the Wiki?  Or has anyone a working DVB-C card they can vouch is an easy setup?

I am currently using a PVR-150 MCE I purchased from Ebay, but to my dismay, I purchased a LCD HDTV tv shortly after purchasing the  PVR-150 MCE, and my cable company actually broadcasts clear QAM signal (and my generic ass lcd tv doesn't have a built-in QAM tuner, only the airwave HD tuner.) Which wasn't really an issue for me since all my media is coming from the LMCE box and nothing else is connected to the TV.
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Re: DVB-C HD TV Tuner Cards?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 09:14:42 pm »
Cards who work with Linux work with LinuxMCE. See the LinuxTV wiki for a list of compatible cards: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_Devices

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Re: DVB-C HD TV Tuner Cards?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 11:02:55 pm »
Wow man.. did you even read my post?


I have read that Wiki, and I also stated I saw where it claims as long as it works with Linux, it'll work with LMCE... I understand that.  I was simply asking if anyone knew of a more definitive list of compatible cards.  Or people with working DVB-C cards could give me the model they are using.  The reasoning behind asking this, is I have found thousands of HCL lists for compatible hardware with Linux, and none of them are consistent.  I refuse to trust my wallet to a "guess" as which DVB card I should buy.  Why do I feel like i'm repeating myself?
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Re: DVB-C HD TV Tuner Cards?
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 11:06:57 pm »
Hey! You just referred to the "Wiki" how should I know that you ment to that one? And afaik this is one of the most updated lists out there...

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Re: DVB-C HD TV Tuner Cards?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2008, 07:51:54 am »
DVB support in LinuxMCE is something that can be done now, but not unless you manually set it up.

I can not help you in getting HD working on DVB-C, but I can show you the DVB-C card I am using and have working in LinuxMCE. For now, all I have working is FTA, and no HD (They are not FTA).

http://tven.terratec.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=267
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/TerraTehttp://tven.terratec.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=267c_Cinergy_C_DVB-C

Not sure if you can find something this new at ebay, but any HD capable DVB card is new...

It is not easy to install, and it is even more difficult to configure in linuxmce...
I reccomend waiting for 0710 when VDR is "complete"

It you get your card you can try this WIKI for tips:
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/TerraTec_Cinergy_C_DVB-C

I believe all DVB cards that are Linux compatible will work in LinuxMCE. But to configure them in MythTV requires  a lot of work and I have not been able to find a wiki that takes me all the way. Only bits and pieces. VDR not that hard in 0710b3 and it does work great... The problem is that the VDR UI is still in beta and is not complete.

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Re: DVB-C HD TV Tuner Cards?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2008, 07:51:17 pm »
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DVB support in LinuxMCE is something that can be done now, but not unless you manually set it up.

I can not help you in getting HD working on DVB-C, but I can show you the DVB-C card I am using and have working in LinuxMCE. For now, all I have working is FTA, and no HD (They are not FTA).

http://tven.terratec.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=267
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/TerraTehttp://tven.terratec.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=267c_Cinergy_C_DVB-C

Not sure if you can find something this new at ebay, but any HD capable DVB card is new...

It is not easy to install, and it is even more difficult to configure in linuxmce...
I reccomend waiting for 0710 when VDR is "complete"

It you get your card you can try this WIKI for tips:
http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/TerraTec_Cinergy_C_DVB-C

I believe all DVB cards that are Linux compatible will work in LinuxMCE. But to configure them in MythTV requires  a lot of work and I have not been able to find a wiki that takes me all the way. Only bits and pieces. VDR not that hard in 0710b3 and it does work great... The problem is that the VDR UI is still in beta and is not complete.
I am aware it would take some manual configuration, that is no problem for me for I am no amateur.  But I think I came to the same conclusion you are telling me now, just needed to hear it confirmed from someone with first hand experience before I go wasting my money.  I think i'll just have to wait.  I don't want to buy a HD card and it only half ass work, and thats what it sounds like at the moment. Thanks.
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