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dlewis

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Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« on: June 12, 2009, 06:57:09 pm »
Hello Community,

The developers are in the process of creating a list of tuner cards that LinuxMCE should support. Please post a tuner card you believe should be supported and why (i.e. capabilities, etc...). Thanks!

-dlewis

**UPDATED** - As an FYI, we might be requesting users to send there cards in for us to support.
« Last Edit: June 13, 2009, 12:57:23 am by dlewis »

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Re: Tuner Card Support
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2009, 07:00:22 pm »
It is worth noting:

LinuxMCE requires tuner cards with analogue inputs MPEG acceleration.

This means cards like the Hauppauge HVR-950 will not work without some additional engineering to create an MPEG encoder sink.

Why?

Because LinuxMCE isn't just MythTV.

There is a legacy AV mode which can be used to display the output of existing AV equipment, such as your cable box, vcr, blu-ray player, etc. And if it is hooked up to a tuner card, it can be streamed around the house. But in order for this to work, our Xine_Player expects a stream it can deal with, either MPEG-2 or MPEG-4 in other words.

Please weigh this into consideration when asking for cards. It is a must.

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2009, 11:07:43 pm »
Hauppauge 1212  (aka Hauppauge HD-PVR)

http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HD-PVR
"The Hauppauge HD-PVR is the first consumer-level analog HD capture device available."  Translation: capture 720p & 1080i through component hook-ups.  User-selectable bit-rate.  Click the link preceding for more, including some interesting HDCP info.

Major development work is on-going at MythTV to get this fully supported.  It does onboard encoding to give MPEG-2 for LMCE.  It's a bit pricey right now (~$200+), but of course that will come down with time.

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2009, 11:14:13 pm »
...H.264, actually.

and while the device is supported by MythTV as of the current SVN, the driver is still _very_ unstable, and Janne over at MythTV is working on getting it debugged and the rest of the features implemented (it's still glitchy when flipping between different resolutions, for example).

If you got an early HD-PVR, firmware upgrades will be needed as well. We'll have to see if we can bundle the firmware with the driver when the driver becomes stable.

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2009, 12:48:30 am »
I have a DViCO FusionHDTV7 Dual Express that I would like to recommend for support.  I believe it meets the criteria, though feel free to strike me down if that is not the case.

It is on my to-do list to add support for this card, but it is behind a few other items on the list.

I have started a wiki for the card here http://wiki.linuxmce.org/index.php/DViCO_FusionHDTV7_Dual_Express

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2009, 03:29:12 pm »
Hey Community,

I can't imagine that we would only have a couple of tuners that users want to support... Let's get a few more on this list...

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2009, 05:25:04 pm »
Hey Community,

I can't imagine that we would only have a couple of tuners that users want to support... Let's get a few more on this list...

This card looks like a good candidate as it does DVB-S2 HDTV, DVB-S, DVB-T, analogue PAL/SECAM cable TV, FM radio reception, plus S-Video, Composite and stereo audio inputs for A/V capture, all in one card!

http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-4000

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2009, 07:43:32 pm »
KWORLD U399 USB would defiantly be good to fully supported.  Nice, small twin tuner DVB-T card that is easy to add in to setups.

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 03:08:21 pm »
I will be closing this thread on Friday. Please give your opinion on which tuners we should support out-of-the-box.

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 03:51:22 pm »
Pvr-500 or some help with it.

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2009, 08:24:29 pm »
I would recommend out of the box support for the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116037).  This seems to be the new gold standard in TV Tuners with dual Digital tuners as well as dual Analog.

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2009, 10:36:39 pm »
I pretty much like the Terratec Cards&Sticks.
I own the Cinergy DT USB XS Diversity which is a Dual Tuner DVB-T stick and a Terratec 1200 DVB-T.
I kind of like the stick as it is a dual tuner, supported in the kernel since 8.10 and starts at 60€ in germany/europe. http://geizhals.at/eu/a192086.html

Let me know if i can help...

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2009, 09:45:04 pm »
I'm sure this isn't helpful but just to cast a vote of sorts.

I will buy ANY tuner that can accept HD from an STB.  I desperately want to watch/record HD On-Demand/PPV/Premium Channels, etc.

Any tuner that you guys like that can accept Component/HDMI from a cable box is good with me.

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2009, 03:55:09 pm »
Is Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 supported in LMCE 0710? If not it should be supported. Thanks.

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Re: Tuner Card Support - Please Weigh-in
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2009, 04:59:44 pm »
dexi, this is for the upcoming 0810 release. We will not be adding support for anything in the 0710 release. We can't.

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