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TV tuner (USB) working OOTB for DVB-T & Analog with Mint 6 ?

Postby adamentos on Sat Feb 07, 2009 2:59 pm

Hi, this is my first post to the forum. Last week I switched distros from Ubuntu 8.10 to Mint 6 and so far I'm loving it and expect to keep it for quite a while.

I may be looking for the Holy Grail of TV tuners that will work under Linux. Here is what I would like:

1. USB stick
2. Support for both analog and DVB-T
3. works out of the box, w/o having to download drivers, etc...(I have a 9 month old baby and not all the time in the world)
4. works with the latest Linux kernel.
5. PAL support (I live in Berlin, Germany btw)
6. works with Ubuntu 8.10

Gosh what else? How about a working remote control!

If I had to take anything away from above, a PCI card would be ok. most important is the hybrid digital + analog possibilities. If anyone has success like this or approaching something in common, please, any ideas?

Or should I just buy a TV?

regards,
Adam
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Re: TV tuner (USB) working OOTB for DVB-T & Analog with Mint 6 ?

Postby tinca on Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:34 pm

adamentos,

I have a Hauppauge WinTV Nova-t USB unit that I have had for a few years now, and it works out of the box with Mint "Alyssa" 5, using Kaffeine.

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Re: TV tuner (USB) working OOTB for DVB-T & Analog with Mint 6 ?

Postby adamentos on Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:21 pm

tinca wrote:I have a Hauppauge WinTV Nova-t USB unit that I have had for a few years now, and it works out of the box with Mint "Alyssa" 5, using Kaffeine.


Hi Keith,
Wow thanks for the quick reply, that sure beats all of the unanswered questions I posted in the Ubuntu forum.

That's good to hear, that's one that I've been oogling and googling. Tell me though, does it also take an analog signals?

best,
Adam
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Re: TV tuner (USB) working OOTB for DVB-T & Analog with Mint 6 ?

Postby tinca on Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:32 pm

adamentos,

unfortunately I only have a digital signal now so I can't provide you with any further information.

Best regards Keith
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