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Author Topic: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?  (Read 4635 times)

Locator

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Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« on: December 12, 2012, 05:16:33 pm »

Can anyone recommend a TV tuner that will work with Vector Linux 7.0? What I want to do is connect a TV antenna and a VCR into it so that I can watch/record TV stations and/or videotapes.

Thanks in advance.
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hata_ph

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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 05:20:29 pm »

Sorry...no idea
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sledgehammer

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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 07:22:37 pm »

mythtv, in the repositories, might be what you are looking for.  I understand its not easy to install. 
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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 09:08:29 pm »

I was asking about TV tuner cards...NOT TV tuner software.
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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 10:04:02 pm »

I think that hauppauge or wintv cards have good linux support and perhaps the all in wonder card is worth looking at, here are a couple of links that may help.

http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/linux.html

http://www.linuxtv.org/

http://www.reades.com/radeon.html
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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2012, 08:30:21 pm »

Sorry, but the links you gave are either not very up to date, or they don't give enough information to allow me to do what I want (I am looking for a tuner that will allow me to connect both a TV antenna AND a VCR into it).
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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2012, 11:56:47 pm »

sorry...my wintv card only has coaxil (antenna) and rca input (vcr) plus sound input used for recording video tape to dvd and watching tv.and would require software such as mythtv noted above. this technology is rather dated,thus the dated links. best of luck.
cheers
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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2012, 04:56:42 am »

Is there anyone out there that DOES have any up to date information about the type of tuner that I'm looking for?
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bigpaws

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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2012, 07:59:22 am »

I see that you have asked this question in at least 8
different posts.

Using a different post is not going to change the answers.

So here is the answer again.

Here is one resource:
http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/faq/support_faq_linux.html'

I have a Hauppage 1600 running fine for me.

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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2012, 11:35:36 am »

Thank you! I'll give it a try. But I wasn't really hoping to "change" the answer, I was just hoping to get accurate and up-to-date information on something that I could actually use. UNFORTUNATELY, however, the sub link for the driver file in the link that you shared (=http://=http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/~hverkuil/cx18) leads to what I found out are corrupted files (I found that out when I tried to extract them), and the firmware link (http://hauppauge.lightpath.net/software/install_cd/hauppauge_cd_3.4d1.zip) results in a message saying "NOT FOUND". And before I forget, could you recommend any video recording software (or plugins, if possible) that is easier to install and use than MythTV, preferably one which would allow me to schedule video or TV recordings in advance?
« Last Edit: December 20, 2012, 05:31:31 am by Locator »
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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2012, 05:34:37 am »

Thank you! I'll give it a try. But I wasn't really hoping to "change" the answer, I was just hoping to get accurate and up-to-date information on something that I could actually use. UNFORTUNATELY, however, the sub link for the driver file in the link that you shared (=http://=http://www.linuxtv.org/hg/~hverkuil/cx18) leads to what I found out are corrupted files (I found that out when I tried to extract them), and the firmware link (http://hauppauge.lightpath.net/software/install_cd/hauppauge_cd_3.4d1.zip) results in a message saying "NOT FOUND". And before I forget, could you recommend any video recording software (or plugins, if possible) that is easier to install and use than MythTV, preferably one which would allow me to schedule video or TV recordings in advance?
Sorry if I seem to ne a bit egotistical (again), but this information needs to be corrected
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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2012, 06:28:36 am »

Your kidding right? You expect VL to fix another websites broken links?

Did you google for the file you are looking for?

cnet has the file I downloaded it and checked.


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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2012, 10:46:06 am »

No - but I DO expect to be provided with information that will get me to the file that I'm trying to find

And yes, I googled for the file, and was directed to everything EXCEPT the file that I'm trying to find (the cnet link has me downloading a EXE file - not a ZIP file).

So where can I find that ZIP file I'm looking for?
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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2012, 04:04:53 pm »

Locator,

Actually me not want to sound bad but if you find having problem in VectorLinux to configure mythTV for video capture...why not you try mythbuntu?
I believe it have more experiences in video capture...
Hope it help to solve your needs...  :-*

http://www.mythbuntu.org/
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Re: Recommended TV tuner card(s)?
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2012, 10:01:21 pm »

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No - but I DO expect to be provided with information that will get me to the file that I'm trying to find

Still the job of the other site.

So here is a link.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=hauppauge_cd_3.4d1.zip

It is the first entry.

Bigpaws
« Last Edit: December 20, 2012, 10:04:35 pm by bigpaws »
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