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TV Tuner Card.

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 4:27 pm
by muddasirmeraj
I am using FC3, i have a pixel view tv tuner card how i configure it. Please told me step by step procedure.

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:00 pm
by kbukhari
use vlc for watching tv i am using mci card on vlc its working ok but dont know ur card will work or not try it in vlc

PIXEL VIEW CARD

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 6:51 pm
by lemon
Try XAW TV it ports with most of the REDHAT distros !
and it supports BT878 Connexant chip that is used on the pixelview cards enjoy !

Re: TV Tuner Card.

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 12:44 pm
by LinuxFreaK
Dear muddasirmeraj,
Salam,

muddasirmeraj wrote:I am using FC3, i have a pixel view tv tuner card how i configure it. Please told me step by step procedure.


Dude as you mentioned your problem in PM i told you that you must have kernel source installed in order to compile software.

Best Regards.

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 3:56 pm
by phoenix
in slackware it is already installed. the bttv driver. and gets loaded as a module at startup.

all i did was to install the front end.

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 4:00 pm
by kbukhari
is it :s i did not try it in slackware :( even i am using it on my all desktops ( office pc, home pc and labtop)
wel thanks to .........

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:18 pm
by phoenix
is it :s i did not try it in slackware even i am using it on my all desktops ( office pc, home pc and labtop)


I am terribly disappointed in you. you should start buying tv cards and start putting them in pcs, laptops with slackware to show the world how good mtv looks on it. do it immediately.
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check my output from dmesg.... :)

i2c-core.o: i2c core module version 2.6.1 (20010830)
i2c-algo-bit.o: i2c bit algorithm module
bttv: driver version 0.7.108 loaded
bttv: using 4 buffers with 2080k (8320k total) for capture
bttv: Bt8xx card found (0).
bttv0: Bt878 (rev 17) at 01:0b.0, irq: 6, latency: 32, mmio: 0xf06fe000
bttv0: detected: Pinnacle PCTV [card=39], PCI subsystem ID is 11bd:0012
bttv0: using: Pinnacle PCTV Studio/Rave [card=39,autodetected]
i2c-core.o: adapter bt848 #0 registered as adapter 0.
bttv0: i2c: checking for MSP34xx @ 0x80... not found
bttv0: pinnacle/mt: id=1 info="PAL / mono" radio=no
bttv0: using tuner=33
tvaudio: TV audio decoder + audio/video mux driver
i2c-core.o: driver generic i2c audio driver registered.
i2c-core.o: driver i2c tda9887 driver registered.
tda9887: chip found @ 0x86
i2c-core.o: client [tda9887] registered to adapter [bt848 #0](pos. 0).
i2c-core.o: driver i2c TV tuner driver registered.
tuner: chip found @ 0xc0
tuner: type set to 33 (MT2032 universal)
MT2032: Companycode=4d54 Part=04 Revision=04
i2c-core.o: client [MT2032 universal] registered to adapter [bt848 #0](pos. 1).
MT2032: Companycode=4d54 Part=04 Revision=04
bttv0: PLL: 28636363 => 35468950 .. ok
bttv0: registered device video0
bttv0: registered device vbi0

sorry for creating this mess on LP.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 3:40 pm
by lambda
i am interested in buying a tv tuner card. what should i get? are there any cards in the local market that will also work in place of digital receivers, like sun tv's? like, they have a card slot.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:03 pm
by phoenix
are there any cards in the local market that will also work in place of digital receivers, like sun tv's? like, they have a card slot.


never heard of one with a slot. but who knows!
i am interested in buying a tv tuner card. what should i get


when i bought. and it was a couple of years ago. there were two.

1. Pixelview: it is ok while viewing tv. but when you want to recoed stuff, its file size is huge. very little clip may take lots of MBs.

2: Pinnacle PCTV/PCTV PRO : was very nice. its a german company basically. and its recorded file size can be compared exactly like (a ~5 minute VCD song takes 40 MB )
this is the one i have. it has a Conexent 878 A Fusion chip.

PCTV PRO has FM radio also.
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but now. i've heard that there are cool MSI cards with better chips. although i don't know about their support in bttv driver.

before buying check which chips latest bttv driver supports.

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 4:51 pm
by lambda
phoenix wrote:1. Pixelview: it is ok while viewing tv. but when you want to recoed stuff, its file size is huge. very little clip may take lots of MBs.

have you used mythtv? here is a list of resolutions it supports for recording.

do your cards support mpeg-2 hardware encode/decode? that will speed up file compression immensely.

thanks.

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 9:55 am
by kbukhari
i am using msi tvanyware

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 12:18 pm
by lambda
kbukhari wrote:i am using msi tvanyware


what's the model number? how much does it cost?

Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 2:17 pm
by kbukhari
i dont rmember its model number i bought this last year in 3100 Rs