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Here is a [[Capture Card Matrix]] with some basic information about known cards.
 
Here is a [[Capture Card Matrix]] with some basic information about known cards.
  
View ''The Comprehensive Guide of TV Cards that work with linux Guide'' [http://digitalboy.mythtvtalk.com/files/[[Linux Tv Tuner Guide]].pdf here] or
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View ''The Comprehensive Guide of TV Cards that Work with Linux'' [http://digitalboy.mythtvtalk.com/files/LinuxTvTunerGuide.pdf here] or ''The Comprehensive Guide of TV Cards that Work with MythTV''
[http://digitalboy.mythtvtalk.com/files/[[MythTv Tuner Guide]].pdf mythtv cards only]
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[http://digitalboy.mythtvtalk.com/files/MythTvTunerGuide.pdf here]. (Note: these articles may be out of date. --[[User:TylerDrake|TylerDrake]] 23:55, 24 January 2006 (UTC))
  
 
For extra notes on each device see below: (I'm not hot on the way this is organized, but I guess until I come up with something better, this is what we've got. -- [[John Sturgeon]])
 
For extra notes on each device see below: (I'm not hot on the way this is organized, but I guess until I come up with something better, this is what we've got. -- [[John Sturgeon]])
  
* ATSC (HDTV) Tuners
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* [[ATSC]] (HDTV) cards
** pcHDTV HD-2000 (V4L w/pcHDTV patch -or- dvb driver) (Terrestrial only) (replaced by HD-3000)
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** [[pcHDTV HD-2000]] (V4L w/pcHDTV patch -or- dvb driver) (Terrestrial only) (replaced by HD-3000)
** pcHDTV HD-3000 (V4L w/pcHDTV patch -or- dvb driver) (Terrestrial and clear QAM)
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** [[pcHDTV HD-3000]] (V4L w/pcHDTV patch -or- dvb driver) (Terrestrial and clear QAM)
** Air2PC (dvb drivers) (Terrestrial and clear QAM) (replaced by [[Air Star]] 5000)
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** [[Air2PC]] (dvb drivers) (Terrestrial and clear QAM) (replaced by [[AirStar 5000]])
** [[Air Star]] 5000 (dvb drivers) (Terrestrial and clear QAM)
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** [[AirStar 5000]] (dvb drivers) (Terrestrial and clear QAM)
 
** FusionHDTV 5 Gold or Lite (dvb & v4l cvs, mm kernels) (Terrestrial and clear QAM)
 
** FusionHDTV 5 Gold or Lite (dvb & v4l cvs, mm kernels) (Terrestrial and clear QAM)
* /[[Hardware Encoders]]
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* Hardware Encoder cards
** iTVC15 family of MPEG encoders supported by the [[Iv Tv|IvyTV]] drivers
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** iTVC15 family of MPEG encoders supported by the [[IVTV]] drivers
*** /[[Hauppauge Pvr]]500
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*** [[Hauppauge PVR-500]]
*** /[[Hauppauge Pvr]]350
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*** [[Hauppauge PVR-350]]
*** /[[Hauppauge Pvr]]250
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*** [[Hauppauge PVR-250]]
*** /[[Hauppauge Pvr]]150
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*** [[Hauppauge PVR-150]]
*** /[[Aver Media M]]179
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*** [[AVerMedia M179]]
 
** Matrox Marvel G200/G400 MJPEG encoders
 
** Matrox Marvel G200/G400 MJPEG encoders
* /[[Software Encoders]]
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* Software Encoder cards
** Brook Tree ([[bttv]]) based cards
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** BrookTree ([[bttv]]) based cards
*** BT848 (bt848 is the generic chipset they use)
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*** BT848
**** Hauppauge WinTV Go card
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**** [[Hauppauge WinTV-Go]]
**** AverTV Desktop PVR
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**** [[ATI TV-Wonder]]
**** ATI TV Wonder
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**** [[ATI TV-Wonder VE]]
**** ATI TV Wonder VE
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**** [[Hauppauge WinTV]]
**** ATI TV Wonder Pro
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**** [[Leadtek WinFast]]
**** Hauppauge WinTV Nicam Stereo PCI card NTSC/PAL
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**** [[Leadtek WinView 601]]
**** Leadtek [[Win Fast]] 2000/ [[Win Fast]] 2000 XP
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**** [[Pinnacle PCTV Studio]]
**** Leadtek [[Win View]] 601
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**** [[Pinnacle PCTV Studio Pro]]
**** Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Rave
 
**** Pinnacle PCTV Studio Pro
 
 
**** Lifeview [[Fly Video]] II (Bt848) LR26 / MAXI TV Video PCI2 LR26
 
**** Lifeview [[Fly Video]] II (Bt848) LR26 / MAXI TV Video PCI2 LR26
 
**** Lifeview [[Fly Video]] 98 LR50 / Chronos Video Shuttle II
 
**** Lifeview [[Fly Video]] 98 LR50 / Chronos Video Shuttle II
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**** Prolink PV-BT878P+4E / Lenco MXTV-9578 CP
 
**** Prolink PV-BT878P+4E / Lenco MXTV-9578 CP
 
**** Prolink [[Pixel View]] PlayTV pro / [[Pixel View]] PlayTV PAK
 
**** Prolink [[Pixel View]] PlayTV pro / [[Pixel View]] PlayTV PAK
**** [[A Ver Media]] TVCapture 98
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**** [[AVerMedia TVCapture 98]]
 
**** STB TV PCI FM, Gateway P/N 6000704 (bt878)
 
**** STB TV PCI FM, Gateway P/N 6000704 (bt878)
 
**** 3Dfx VoodooTV 100, Gateway P/N 6000699 (btt878)
 
**** 3Dfx VoodooTV 100, Gateway P/N 6000699 (btt878)
 
**** Sigma TVII-FM
 
**** Sigma TVII-FM
 
**** Zoltrix Genie TV/FM / TV-Max (people reported having Audio Issues with card)
 
**** Zoltrix Genie TV/FM / TV-Max (people reported having Audio Issues with card)
**** Sabrent [[Tv Tuner]] (bt878)
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**** Sabrent TVTuner (bt878)
 
*** BT878 (Takes an MPEG2 HDTV(?) stream)
 
*** BT878 (Takes an MPEG2 HDTV(?) stream)
 
**** [[ATSC]] - pcHDTV / HD-2000
 
**** [[ATSC]] - pcHDTV / HD-2000
** Philips SAA7134
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** Philips SAA7134-based cards
 
*** Terratec Cinergy 400
 
*** Terratec Cinergy 400
 
*** Terratec Cinergy 600
 
*** Terratec Cinergy 600
* [[/DVBCards]]
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* [[DVB Cards]]
 
*** Hauppauge WinTV-Nova-T PCI Cards  
 
*** Hauppauge WinTV-Nova-T PCI Cards  
 
*** Avermedia DVB-T (Bt8xx)
 
*** Avermedia DVB-T (Bt8xx)
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*** DNTV Live! DVB-T Pro ([http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~chrisp/Linux-DVB/DNTV/ More Info])
 
*** DNTV Live! DVB-T Pro ([http://www.itee.uq.edu.au/~chrisp/Linux-DVB/DNTV/ More Info])
 
*** Leadtek LR6650 DVB-T and other cards based on the Conexant 'reference' DVB-T design.
 
*** Leadtek LR6650 DVB-T and other cards based on the Conexant 'reference' DVB-T design.
 
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* USB Capture Cards
* [[/USBBoxes]]
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*** [[Hauppauge DEC2000-T]]
*** Hauppauge [[DEC2000-T]]
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*** [[Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T-USB-2]]
*** Hauppauge [[WinTV-NOVA-T-USB-2]]
 
  
  
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* Cards based on the Conexant cx23416 MPEG encoder chip not already supported under ivtv (e.g. PVR2000).. development work has been done but cannot be considered a good solution for mythtv (yet).
 
* Cards based on the Conexant cx23416 MPEG encoder chip not already supported under ivtv (e.g. PVR2000).. development work has been done but cannot be considered a good solution for mythtv (yet).
  
[[Category Hardware]] [[Category Hardware]]
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[[Category: Hardware]]

Revision as of 23:55, 24 January 2006

Video Capture Cards

These are what get the picture from the cable/aerial/satelle into your PC. See MythTV.org FAQ/Video Capture Device for more info.

Here is a Capture Card Matrix with some basic information about known cards.

View The Comprehensive Guide of TV Cards that Work with Linux here or The Comprehensive Guide of TV Cards that Work with MythTV here. (Note: these articles may be out of date. --TylerDrake 23:55, 24 January 2006 (UTC))

For extra notes on each device see below: (I'm not hot on the way this is organized, but I guess until I come up with something better, this is what we've got. -- John Sturgeon)


Also these cards WON'T WORK:

  • ATI All-in-Wonder cards
  The ATI drivers provide a kernel module for basic V4L support which allows for capturing video from the device as it is playing. They do not, however, provide the tuner functions necessary for MythTV to select channels. Instead, they implement their channel tuning using the Xv extensions of X-Windows. A solution might be to patch the MythTV source code to recognize the ATI hardware and use Xv frequency changing to change the channel rather than solely relying on the V4L tuning functions. Then it would depend on whether the V4L support for capture is adequate enough in the ATI drivers for MythTV to work. It also might be possible to use an externally called Xv channel changing utility to change the channels.
  The ATI All-in-Wonder card cannot (it is said elsewhere on the internet) send video across the PCI bus. It can only show video on the VGA output on the card. It is on this basis that neither the card nor drivers are appropriate for use with mythtv. 
  • Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-Roslyn (P/N: 28552 on the TV Tuner).
  • Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-USB2 (MPEG2 encoder box with USB2.0)
  • Cards based on the Conexant cx23416 MPEG encoder chip not already supported under ivtv (e.g. PVR2000).. development work has been done but cannot be considered a good solution for mythtv (yet).