[ubuntu-uk] Suggest a ubuntu compatible TV-CARD

Javad Ayaz javadayaz at gmail.com
Wed Oct 15 09:14:47 BST 2008

ok i will look at those links.!

I dont want any of my cards trying to catch the transmission themselves as
aerial reception is terrible. Ive got virgin cable so that would be the
primary source!

I suppose i will look into



2008/10/15 Rob Beard <rob at esdelle.co.uk>

>  Javad Ayaz wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > My previous experience with tv cards was not that great! I had a MSI
> > something or other.
> >
> > Ive had cable installed and would like very much to save space by
> > chucking out the tv and use my pc as one-in-all kind of thing.
> >
> > Please suggest some good value (read cheapish) tv cards that i could
> > easily get going without having to run wine or anything! (most cards
> > come with windows software obviously).
> >
> > Regards
> >
> > Javad
> >
> Okay it's a bit more involved than just suggesting a card.  I presume
> you want a digital card rather than an analogue card?
> There are various types you can get depending on how you want to receive
> the digital signal.  Chances are it'll either be via Freeview (using a
> standard TV aerial) or FreeSat (using a Satellite dish pointed to 28.2
> degrees east - same as what Sky Digital points to).
> This should help you find a supported Freeview (DVB-T) card:
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_Devices
> This should help you find a supported Freesat (DVB-S) card:
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S_Devices
> and this should help you find a supported Freesat High Definition
> (DVB-S2) card:
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_Devices
> I would have thought _most_ Freeview TV adaptors (either USB or PCI)
> would be supported.  Some require a firmware file although I believe a
> few are included with Ubuntu by default.
> I can't say about Satellite cards as I don't currently have one.
> Hope this helps.  When you get a card you've got the exciting task of
> tuning it in. :-)
> Rob
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