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    Compatible TV card?


    I'm interested in setting up a TiVo-like program under Linux (don't know what it is, but I've heard it exists). Has anyone had experience with this? Also, what is the best supported video card?

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    This is what I have:

    http://www.kworld.com.tw/en/product/...8/PVR-878.html

    Search here for my username and PVR or tuner and you'll find several posts on this topic.

    Really, any card that has an bttv 878 chipset should work out of the box on Linux.

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    How can I find which chipset is used? Is that the chipset used in Hauppage cards?

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    Quote Originally Posted by groovygroundhog
    How can I find which chipset is used? Is that the chipset used in Hauppage cards?
    The bttv 878 chipset is commonly used in Hauppage cards - but beware! I bought one of those recently (a cheap one) and couldn't get it to work no matter what I tried.

    I decided that the problem might be the tuner, which didn't seem to be supported. Some Hauppage cards use the Connexant chipset. IMHO the best bet (and this is just from reading other threads) would be to get a Pinnacle card. Support for that is built into some kernels.
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    Yeah, Hauppage stopped using the bttv chipset about two years ago. If you can find a used one somewhere, pick it up. Otherwise, I'd stick with a know bttv vender, such as Kworld or Pinnacle.

    If you're still in doubt, pick out a card and then google for the specific card model number followed by Linux.

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