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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby Detonate on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:07 pm

I have been watching TV on my PC for years with a Hauppauge PVR-150. I feed the card by composite cable from my Dish Network DVR Receiver. I use VLC for viewing. I use the following command to start VLC in TV viewing mode.
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/usr/bin/vlc pvr:// :pvr-device=/dev/video0 :pvr-channel=2 :live-caching=300 %U


Works great!!
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby DrHu on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:26 pm

Hauppauge has been a standard selection for ages, and I can't remember the name of another one that reported itself as exclusively Linux..
https://www.linux.com/component/content ... s/437-bttv
--a fuller guide to TV cards + Linux..
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby Detonate on Sat Feb 02, 2013 3:44 pm

My Hauppauge PVR-150 uses the ivtv driver.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby Neuraleanus on Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:22 pm

No luck with the WinTV-HVR-1250, I tried both goiing directly to the cable connector in the wall and adding an attenna, couldn't find any channels. However, switched over to a WinTV-HVR-950Q, which uses USB, and after following the instructions given at:

http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-950Q

I have managed to get tv working from the cable box that Comcast had supplied. For a TV app I am using tvtime. One issue was probably the lack of a working analog tuner on the 1250.

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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby cjorsinger on Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:15 pm

Neuraleanus wrote:However, switched over to a WinTV-HVR-950Q, which uses USB, and after following the instructions given at:

http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-950Q

I have managed to get tv working from the cable box that Comcast had supplied. For a TV app I am using tvtime. One issue was probably the lack of a working analog tuner on the 1250.

Lee


For what it's worth, I've been using the 950Q for a while now to watch U.S. broadcast TV. It works with both MythTV and Xine, though the latter is always an iffy proposition. The only tricky thing was if you don't have the WinTV plugged into a high-speed USB port, it won't work, and the only place I found any mention of this being the problem was in the syslog.

There are different version of the 950Q out there, so here's the output of
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lsusb -v
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Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2040:7200 Hauppauge
Device Descriptor:
  bLength                18
  bDescriptorType         1
  bcdUSB               2.00
  bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
  bDeviceSubClass         0
  bDeviceProtocol         0
  bMaxPacketSize0        64
  idVendor           0x2040 Hauppauge
  idProduct          0x7200
  bcdDevice            0.05
  iManufacturer           1
  iProduct                2
  iSerial                10
  bNumConfigurations      1
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby dhopley on Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:22 am

After quite a bit of messing around with loading Linux Mint 16 Mate onto my new AMD quad core PC I have managed to make it operational with the v140210 TBS6280 driver . Live TV is most easily accessed by a 'vlc channels.conf' command on the terminal command line and the picture is good , and sound through the HDMI lead is fine to my TV , with changing channels done through the vlc playlist . Recording programs is done via me-tv and the recorded programs sound & visual quality is great , played back by vlc , but I feel that me-tv live TV via the gnome player is not as good as that of vlc . Me-TV deals perfectly well with multiple recordings via a single one of the TBS6280 tuners , providing the programs are from the same mux , which as I most frequently want to record the UK Freeview channels BBC1 , BBC2 and BBC4 simultaneously , it's fine . It's also very convenient to be able to switch to a Firefox browser window for catch up TV and to use Mozilla Thunderbird for e-mail . After handling difficulties with my mini presenter keyboard/touch pad combo I've bought a Logitech wireless mouse and can now easily control the whole arrangement , TV , Set Top Box and PC . Although a 'daisy chain' of coax connections antenna/PC/STB/TV worked perfectly well , rather than have them all online permanently I have also bought a separate 4-way coax amplifier so that each device only needs to be 'powered up' if in use ,
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby ximikas on Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:53 pm

Hello, I'm new on linux.
Trying to setup my ATI TV WONDER tv tuner ,which contains msp3400 audio chip for stereo sound and all audio standards.
Linux mint 16 64bit , and trying to watch tv with tvtime .Currently i'm having a problem - no sound from tuner at all.
Tuner card audio output is conected with cable to sound card aux input (Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live 24bit 7.1 SB0410 ).
By default ,in audio mixer i didn't found AUX input control of sound card,so GNOME Alsa mixer allowed me to control aux input,but no no audio output from tuner.
In MS Windows ,i use Dscaler ,which works perfectly with my tuner ,and even allows to acess audio controls inside msp3400 chip - chip has audio tone controls ,like bass and loudness ,balance.I need some help to get sound ,maybe any one had tuner with this audio chip ? BT878 internal audio part in this tuner is not used.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby lgt791 on Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:36 am

I use a wintv 1600 and a pinnacle 800i. I always go to www.linuxtv.org site for most of my info. This site gives you the most info on tv tuners and linux than most out there.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby johnniedoo on Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:34 am

I have just gone to a dual boot win7 and Linux Mint17 Mate x64 . I have an old Pinnacle USB Pro stick I used for OTA broadcasts as well as working with a Cox digital cable tv as a recording device
I just attempted to set up one of these pro sticks in the linux side of the machine which already has a coax antenna and usb port position for the windows side. it uses the latest pctv drivers and set up for the 800e or 800i drivers
I use me-tv for my Mint with a process to download appropriate drivers through a google search and now , me-tv works fine; i get 26local ota channels and am limited only by the lousy antenna i use inside.
I was not able to make TvTime nor VLC carry the signals, yet.
I got rid of TV Time as it would not find any signals while me tv was able to locate 26. VLC is still a mystery to me as far as connecting it with tv ota watching. keeps giving off error messages.. I know the tv signals are there because i can watch via me tv. VLC cant connect yet, i am still new to Linux only a month or so. maybe i will come across something that will work as others have been able to
I can say though, that my very old Pinnacle USB Pro stick 800 will work well on Linux mint17 with only a little bit of effort and following some good , old, links since Linux has supported this driver/hardware for 8yrs or so. I found that there were 2 different types of the USB pro stick that is supposed to be important for Linux . i never had any troubles using only one driver update in windows prior to looking into Linux and i have never taken either of the 2 i have apart.
regardless, I was able to just use the software manager to get me tv and follow the links for the driver packages, i just copy pasted into the terminal and all works.
much easier than i had anticipated
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby swegian on Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:05 pm

The Hauppauge HVR-2250 is no longer in production, per announcement from Hauppauge in July 2014, and has been replaced by part number HVR-2255. The new unit is supposed to be more sensitive than its predecessor. I do not have a 2250 so cannot directly compare the two units, but can compare the 2255 to tuners in my Samsung plasma tv and by Sone LED tv. The 2255 appears to be more sensitive than either of the tvs, picking up stations neither tv did, and may actually experience overload if the signal is too strong. I am only 3 miles from a transmitter and can end up with no decode on that powerful signal. I will find an attenuator, or make a poorer antenna, and experiment.

One problem for the Linux users is that there appears to be no support for the HVR-2255 at this time. Steve Toth at Kernel Labs, contributor of the kernel support for the 2250, is currently providing Linux support for the HVR-2255 for commercial users only. Hauppauge is reportedly working on a HVR-2255 Linux driver for Ubuntu but has not announced a proposed release date. Windows 7 did not automatically recognize the card, or load a driver for it, but the card can be used in Windows now using the drivers provided by Hauppauge.

Update 9/20/14
I returned the HVR-2255 due to lack of support for the Linux operating system. I have ordered and should soon receive a HDHomeRun Dual made by Silicon Dust. Fingers crossed for a smooth install and usage.

Update 9/24/14
The HDHomeRun Dual, HDHR4-2US, integrated smoothly and appears to work as advertised with my Linux Mint 17 system. I've not tested all the advanced features yet, but live TV, even watching one channel while recording another, is working nicely.
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Re: List of support TV tuner card on Linux mint and How to

Postby lgt791 on Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:31 am

For the one stop info on tv tuners on linux should visit linuxtv.org and go to V4L-DVB Wiki link there you will find almost everything needed. I use a wintv 1600 and a pinnacle 800i. I always go here and get the drivers for the pinnacle , the wintv 1600 is already supported in the kernel.
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