[nSLUG] [Fwd: Re: I'm going nuts... simple question: are there variants of the PVR150 that do not work in linux??]

Robin Murray subscriptions at robinandmariette.com
Thu Dec 6 22:21:56 AST 2007

Thought I'd include the rest of the group on this, if it helps...

-------- Original Message --------

I've had very spotty results from the 150s and 500s. Sometimes they have 
very bad interference. Sometimes they only get the first few channels. 
Sometimes they only show black and white. Sometimes they can't pick up 
certain channels. Sometimes there's no sound. And on and on. I know it's 
the card because simply swapping them with other like-cards corrects the 
problem, the problem follows the card.

The PVR500 I have now has herring bone interference on one tuner, but 
the other one right next to it is fine. No matter what I've tried to 
isolate the chips, it make 0 difference to the reception. I set the 
priority for recordings on the good tuner and only use the bad one if I 
have to.

Hauppauge use different tuner chips, some from Sony(?) and some from 
Phillips, and perhaps others. I've even seen a PVR500 with a different 
tuner type for each pickup. There is no way to know what you are going 
to get when you order them, and for me it's a crap shoot if it's going 
to work.

I personally am not going to order another board-based tuner card, I'll 
spend the extra $ and try an external usb-based device.


Andreas Dick wrote:
> check http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/PVR150_Remote
> -> should work, as I suppose..
> Am Donnerstag, 6. Dezember 2007 17:58 schrieb stuart:
>> I'm going nuts...  simple question: are there variants of the PVR150
>> that do not work in linux??
>> ...thanks
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