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    DVB TV Card Linux?


    Hello!


    Is it possible for me to use my DVB TV card on CentOS 4? Iv looked into MythTV but i cant get it to work! Does anyone know of a nice tutorial and application that i can use to watch tv on my machine?





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    Adam!

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    do you know what chipset your card uses? Because only certain tv cards work with linux

    I think the main ones are
    saa7134 --this is a phillips chipset
    btw --something like this and it is usually found on hauppauge tv cards

    maybe some more but not sure if you find chipset probably on card, package, google, or run the lscpi command as root.
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    Iv got the Pinnacle 300i it uses the Phillip SAA7134 chipset which works with linux!

    Now i just need to figure out how to get everything working so i can see whats on TV


    Any ideas? spencerf thanks for the help!

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    I too am about to do this very same thing on centos 4.2

    I have a freecom usb dvb-t stick thing


    Now, as far as I can tell, we are screwed...

    The dvb cards are not like normal tv cards. To get them to work, there is some stuff that needs to be added to the kernel. This seems to be there already on my fc4 system....

    It is of course possible to apply these patches yourself, but i will probably just install another distro for tv....

    Im also probably screwed cos my pc dosnt have usb2 and its only 500 mhz....

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    Mmmm im sure its possible.

    Where theres a will theres a way! Well seen as your having the same problems! Maybe we can tackle this with each others help!

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    have a look at this wiki (its for gentoo but same concepts apply)

    http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_saa7134

    I used this to set up my card

    Let me know if you have any problems.

    Just a warning I found mythtv to be very difficult to set up and never really got it working exactly the way I wanted but maybe you will have better luck.
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    thanks spencerf

    I will look into tomorrow when im awake!

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