[linux-dvb] Newbie question

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jan 9 08:17:44 CET 2006

Cristo Saulo Bolaños Trujillo wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> I'm thinking about buying a dvb-t card (Avermedia 771 PCI or Haupauge
> Nova-T), mainly for recording programs from TV, right, the question is:
> how good is the quality ? and resolution ?
> Does recording gather much cpu ? I'm running an Ahtlon 2000 XP+ with
> Ubuntu.
> Thanks!

I have the Hauppauge Nova-T PCI working from Mandrake 10.1+kernel 2.6.13 
to Mandriva 2006 and it's been fine on all kernels up to 2.6.15-git1 
without patches.
I installed the Kworld V-Stream DVB-T on vanilla SuSE 10.0 at my 
daughter's, I just plugged it in and powered up. I was impressed with 
this cheaper card so much I've installed one on my SuSE 10.0 box with 
bleeding edged kernels. In both cases I'm using xawtv from bytesex.org 
snapshots and kaffeine with xine-lib I built as SuSE's version doesn't 
handle certain formats. Mythtv also works fine on the SuSE box, but I 
have setup problems with it on Mandriva 2006.
I'm pleased with both, just wished I'd tried the V-Stream first, would 
have saved me some cash.
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