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STB input
« on: January 02, 2009, 01:51:33 am »
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I'm totaly new to LinuxMCE, so this may be a stupid question; I want to connect my digital tv-tuner (STB) to the MD as described in the video (with s-video or other formats), but how do i connect the sound from the STB to the MD so i can record with sound (coax s/pdif)? Does anyone know about a good capture card that can do both s-video (or other formats) and sound.
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Re: STB input
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2009, 05:20:56 am »
You need a pvr150, pvr250, pvr350 or pvr500 from hauppauge





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Re: STB input
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2009, 01:02:11 pm »
but can the this cards also record sound?

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Re: STB input
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2009, 02:44:24 pm »
but can the this cards also record sound?

Yes they can... see the Wiki http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-PVR-150_MCE

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Re: STB input
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2009, 04:53:00 pm »
okey... but thats only in stereo? is it posible to record the original digital sound (in norway all tv channels are sent in mpeg4 with ac3 sound) with a s/pdif cable (optical or coax)?

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Re: STB input
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009, 08:54:42 pm »
okey... but thats only in stereo? is it posible to record the original digital sound (in norway all tv channels are sent in mpeg4 with ac3 sound) with a s/pdif cable (optical or coax)?

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As far as I know there is no way to use the pvr-150, 250, 350 or 500 card to capture s/pdif as they do not have any s/pdif inputs, Why not look at receiving the DVB signal directly instead of digitising it? Are these channels encrypted? Are they DVB-T, DVB-C or DVB-S?

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Re: STB input
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2009, 09:53:23 pm »
almost all the channels are encrypted. It is DVB-T, and the provider do not support any methods fore decrypting on a computer.

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Re: STB input
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2009, 10:24:44 am »
almost all the channels are encrypted. It is DVB-T, and the provider do not support any methods fore decrypting on a computer.

Well one way around this may be to look at the Hauppauge HD-PVR. See here for info; http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_HD-PVR

However there is no support in LinuxMCE for this device yet and you will have to build the drivers etc yourself. But potentially this product does all you need I think.

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Re: STB input
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2009, 12:27:39 pm »
With any luck i will be get the HDPVR tested with 0810 lmce this weekend.




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Re: STB input
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2009, 12:47:39 am »
thanks :) i have seen the hdpvr card, but as you say, it's not supported (yet?). But thanks :)

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Re: STB input
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2009, 02:02:41 pm »
With any luck i will be get the HDPVR tested with 0810 LinuxMCE this weekend.

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Cool! Cant wait for your feedback on how you get on :-)

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