[linux-dvb] Need suggestions for TV card

Marco Di Fresco marco.difresco at gmail.com
Wed Jan 23 21:36:12 CET 2008

I live in Italy (north-east).

I don't know if it was just a bad coincidence or a bad support by
Pinnacle for the Italian TV frequencies, but a year ago (before getting
the AverTV USB 2.0 Plus) I tried a Pinnacle card (I don't remember the
model now) but it could not catch any channel (and I was still using
Windows at that time, so there were no issues for the driver


Marco Di Fresco

On Wed, 2008-01-23 at 12:16 -0800, John Massengale wrote:
> What country are you in? If you are in the United States, I would
> recommend the Pinnacle 800i. The tuner on it will pick up over the air
> digital stations better than any other card I have tried.
> 2008/1/23 Marco Di Fresco <marco.difresco at gmail.com>:
>         On Mon, 2008-01-21 at 21:05 +0100, Carsten Aulbert wrote:
>         > [CUT]
>         > My only analogue TV-card experience is with the Hauppauge
>         PVR-350 which
>         > is a very good card and the ivtv drivers are mature.
>         I will take this in consideration. 
>         > If you have a DVB-T broadcast antenna relatively close-by
>         then a Nova
>         > T500 should work fine. If you scan this mailing list you
>         will find the
>         > this card might be problematic in bad weather conditions and
>         or if the 
>         > reception is bad in general. I'm living about 1.5km away
>         from the
>         > sender, so I think I cannot comment on that.
>         I don't have a broadcast antenna on sight so I guess it is
>         better to
>         exclude this product. 
>         On Tue, 2008-01-22 at 10:01 +1100, Robin Rainton wrote:
>         > Carsten Aulbert wrote:
>         > > Look at the linux-dvb Wiki and look if the card of your
>         choise is listed there.
>         > >
>         > Although be aware that this is no guarantee. I recently
>         purchased an MSI 
>         > TV @ Anywhere which was listed in the Wiki, only to find MSI
>         had changed
>         > a few things and the card was now V1.1. Eventually I've
>         managed to get
>         > this working (see mails on this list about that) but it's
>         not stable as yet. 
>         That is another thing to keep in mind.
>         Thank you both for the suggestions.
>         As I said on my original post, my priority is to get at least
>         the
>         analog signal so I'll start to search around based on those 
>         suggestions. If by any chance someone has any suggestion for
>         cards that
>         support the digital signal, I'll be glad to hear them. :-)
>         Thank you again for the suggestion.
>         --
>         Marco Di Fresco
>         http://marcodifresco.interfree.it/default.html
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