[mythtv-users] Setup Questions (kernel/second tuner
Gregory J. McGee
gjmcgee at cableone.net
Tue Jul 13 02:49:00 EDT 2004
OEM M179s are now $49 at Frys. I bought another one, just because.
They work beautifully under MDK10 with thacs rpms.
Never had a single issue.
Running 3 weeks now.
> Message: 11
> Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2004 11:18:22 -0700
> From: Jarod Wilson <jcw at wilsonet.com>
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Setup Questions (kernel/second tuner
> To: Discussion about mythtv <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Message-ID: <200407121118.25159.jcw at wilsonet.com>
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> On Monday 12 July 2004 01:42, Liquid Gecka wrote:
> > I finally got my MythTV box up and running enough to
> > get past the wife factor. Now with that hurdle past I
> > am looking to change/update a few things. If you have
> > any thoughts and suggestions on any of these steps
> > please let me know:
> > Step 1: I want to move from the Hauppauge PVR 350's TV
> > out to my nvidia card through an adapter to my HDTV.
> > Anybody know of a good YbYrYwhatever converter capable
> > of doing 1080i? Something in the $100 range would be
> > nice.
> I use an Audio Authority 9A60. I got one new for $108, can be had for
> less on
> eBay. You might want to give my little HDTV page a read as well:
> > Step 2: Get the second video input going. I currently
> > have a ATI TV Wonder VE that I can seem to get working
> > for anything. I can get video okay but I can not get
> > it to change channels for anything. Any thoughts?
> I hate bttv cards. :-)
> > (seems to be a tuner problem between ivtv and bttv,
> > but that is a rough guess)
> I've used both in the same system before without a problem, so no clue
> going on there.
> > I am thinking about getting
> > an Avermedia M150. Anybody using a PVR350 and a M150
> > in the same system?
> The M150 doesn't work with ivtv, its listed under the "known NOT to
> section in the ivtv docs. It uses a much different reference design
> Blackbird) than the M179 and PVR-x50, pairing a cx23880/1 chip with
> cx23416. Don't get one if you want it to work anytime soon.
> > Step 3: Switch over to a 2.6 series kernel. Currently
> > I am running 2.4.25 because it is the only one that
> > works with the i2c driver for the hauppauge card. With
> > 2.4 everything works fine, with 2.6 the remote only
> > works %10 of the time if that. Anybody been able to
> > overcome this issue?
> If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Stick to 2.4. Wait for 2.6 and the
> drivers to mature a bit. Unless you're talking HDTV playback or SATA
> support, there's currently no really compelling reason to use a 2.6
> for a Myth box.
> Jarod C. Wilson, RHCE
> jcw at wilsonet.com
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