[mythtv-users] Recommendation for digital tuner for new mythtv system, UK freeview.

Mike Dent mcdent at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 13:01:52 UTC 2009


2009/11/17 David Scammell <davescammell at gmail.com>:
> http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=222858
> which is a dual usb stick, now price dropped to £25.
>
> I've had one for about 9 months and bought a second recently (happily
> on a dual core revo SBE). The driver was still in development when I
> got my first one but has been stable for a long time now.
>
> Your distro vendor may have support for them out of the box, my debian
> lenny (2.6.26) did not. They may be included in later kernel releases
> by default, I don't know. But installation was:
>
> Download latest http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/ †package,
> tar xvjf
> make
> make install.
>
> modprobe dvb-usb-af9015
>
> or thereabouts, ymmv.
>
> this works against the current debian kernel release, and will work
> with more recent kernels as the
> well.
>
> It was necessary to have /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-af9015.fw but that was
> trivial to get iirc.
>
> basically its an easy install and they work great. I have my original
> stick setup as tuners 2 & 3 and can record 2 simultanous programs with
> multirec.
> I recommend.
>
> cheers
> dave

Dave, thanks!
That seems a good buy for a dual tuner!
Mike


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