Re: TV Tuner
- From: Robert Komar <robk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 08 Dec 2009 04:05:35 GMT
felmon <nemo@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Sat, 05 Dec 2009 06:50:21 +0000, Robert Komar wrote:
The Hauppauge site says that currently only ATSC mode works under Linux
on this card. So, over-the-air digital TV, but not cable.
thanks, I had either overlooked that or (more likely) didn't understand.
try hooking up an antenna and scanning for digital OTA channels (using
w_scan or dvbscan). The device should show up as something like
/dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0, _not_ as /dev/video0 (which is what you want for
bitter experience has taught me this.
See http://www.linuxtv.org/ for lots of good info in the Wiki.
P.S. I just bought a HVR-1850 card, and am having similar problems.
These models just may be too new for good driver support under linux.
yes, I am drawing this conclusion.
in an earlier post today I explained how I got the hvr 950q running but
it is very, very ugly.
my dilemma is, I have a functioning hauppauge card for pci. I want a new
computer so it looks like I have to be careful to get one with a pci
socket or struggle with the usb kludge (for a while).
however, I may not have set up the OpenSUSE drivers and firmware
Damn! I removed the group I was reading from the cross-posting list
when I responded, and only came upon this message when googling for
HVR-1850 related stuff. Anyway...
I recently bought a new computer with only one pci slot, so I started
looking for a pcie card for the same reason as you. I now remember
looking at the HVR-1250, but rejecting it because it doesn't have
the mpeg encoder used on most Hauppauge cards for viewing analog
channels (which show up in /dev/video*). It looks like they have
some Windows-only application for viewing the analog channels instead.
I don't know for sure, but I seriously doubt that you will get us-cable
working on this card under linux anytime soon, if ever. And it doesn't
matter what brand your computer is, or which linux distribution you're
using. The card may work for you for ATSC (digital OTA) in linux, or
I suppose you could use it in windows for both NTSC (us-bcast, us-cable)
and ATSC signals.
The following page also says that your card doesn't use firmware
under linux, so that's another thing that isn't your problem:
Finally, based on my current troubles, I doubt that trading in
the HVR-1250 for an HVR-1850 (which has the mpeg encoder) would
solve your problems in the near future :P. The HVR-1800 model
seems to have much better linux support, but it looks like
Hauppauge have phased it out for the HVR-1850 (in fact, I ordered
an 1800, but got the 1850 instead). Still, maybe you can find
an 1800 somewhere.
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