[mythtv-users] DVB board advice
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Mon May 23 18:23:35 UTC 2005
Kevin Barsby wrote:
> I am changing my (UK based) setup to DVB, it's a big upgrade of kernel
> (to 2.6), drivers (EPIA / ALSA) Myth (to 18.1), etc etc.
> The DVB board that seems favourite at the moment is the Avermedia DVB-T
> 716. Has anyone got any feedback on quality / ease of configuration?
> It's going into a Hush EPIA-M system, where the Video / audio out is via
> the system board, so all I need is a quality DVB card to get the tv in
I'm also building an EPIA-M system with DVB Cards (plural), but have
encountered the odd problem. Odd being the operative word.
I started with two Twinhan VisionPlus, on a twin PCI riser into the
single slot on the EPIA-M motherboard. This was 50% successful, in that
the top card could be identified and worked fine (which ever particular
card it was) but the drivers could identify the bottom card, but not
fully work out which frontend to use, despite numerous attacks. From
friends experiences and others on this list it seems that many people
have problems with PCI placement and the twinhan card, and this
motherboard rather limits the options on "try another pci slot".
I'm currently trying a Hauppauge Nova-T (connexant chipset, not older
Phillips chipset) with less than ideal results - the card gets
identified, but errors on access, even on the very latest drivers. Not
got to the bottom of that, but there's an ever growing thread on the
topic on the linux-dvb list.
So if you do get an Avermedia going I'd be interested, and if anyone
else has twin DVB cards on an EPIA I'd love to hear about their setup...
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