[linux-dvb] Newbie question

Sid Boyce sboyce at blueyonder.co.uk
Mon Jan 9 08:27:12 CET 2006

Sid Boyce wrote:
> 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.
> Regards
> Sid.

I forgot to mention that the daughter's box is a Athlon 900 with 256M 
and a FX5200 128M, but I haven't tried it on recording.
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