[mythtv-users] USB tuner advice for UK DVB-T
gordon.mccrae at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 08:24:40 UTC 2012
On 21/09/12 10:37, Damian wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have only used internal DVB-T cards previously for TV tuners. I have
> just bought a backend system with very little room inside, so want to
> get USB tuners this time (if they will work ok).
> I currently only have a 480p projector, so SD input is fine. I'll
> probably not be going to HD until this projector actually dies.
> There was a dual input Hauppauge device that I saw last night, but the
> last comment on it was in 2009 and it said it had problems
> Ideally, I'd really like something that I can expect to plug in and
> just work. I'll be using a headless server for the first time and the
> idea of having to manually set up drivers etc sends a shudder down my
> What are you all using and what can you recommend?
To get this device working you need to either have just the right signal
strength from your aerial (a low one), or buy an RF filter to knock a
couple of DB off the signal. This is due to the internal amplifier built
into the device which sometimes over-amps that signal to the point where
you can't pick up the channels.
I have one of these that I use, but only for my test rig, as it's less
reliable than the single tuner version
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-Stick which I
have loads of. The single tuner version is rock solid reliable and I
really can't say anything bad about them. I have them running with 4
virtual tuners and to be honest never utilize more than the first three
As for HD, well I can't get a decent Freeview-HD signal so far, so it's
a moot point from my perspective.
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