[mythtv-users] About to give up - Avermedia 771 - notsensitiveenough for UK DVB?

Paul Broadwith paul.broadwith at blueivy.co.uk
Fri Nov 2 18:06:24 UTC 2007


I'm currently looking around at cards and found the Hauppauge WinTV Nova-T 500 Dual digital card that apparently has high-sensitivity. Anybody have any experience with these cards?

 

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From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Paul Broadwith
Sent: 02 November 2007 17:52
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] About to give up - Avermedia 771 - notsensitiveenough for UK DVB?

 

I've never seen any mention of a pre-amp for this card!

 

I would also be interested in the model number of the Freecom device.

 

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From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of thannet
Sent: 02 November 2007 16:22
To: Discussion about mythtv
Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] About to give up - Avermedia 771 - not sensitiveenough for UK DVB?

 

Could I ask the model Number of the Freecom USB's you used? I have been working sort of ok with a Nova-T 500 dula, but still get quite a few lockups.

 

On the original thread, I wonder if the card needs the same as the Nova-t where you have to specifically turn on the pre amp in the tuner card?

 

Paul.

 

On 02/11/2007, Tim Phipps < mythtv-users at phipps-hutton.freeserve.co.uk <mailto:mythtv-users at phipps-hutton.freeserve.co.uk> > wrote: 

I've had better results with USB DVB-T than PCI. I've one Nova-T PCI
card and it was OK but the noise it generated upset my TV, even tough 
they were fed independently from a two output amp. I've now got a four
output amp (24 from B&Q) with three Freecom USB tuners (~20 each on
ebay). Works well, and is low power.
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