Links for 2010-06-11

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  1. Posted June 14, 2010 at 12:08 | Permalink

    It’s worth noting that the sundtek driver is user space and closed source and locked to the device ID

  2. Posted June 14, 2010 at 14:16 | Permalink

    ugh. I wish there was decent, open USB PAL-TV-grabbing hardware with open-source drivers :(

  3. Danny
    Posted June 22, 2010 at 11:45 | Permalink

    I got around testing those devices recently, they work pretty well actually. I wish other devices would have such a support.. My target system is a Dreambox 800 which is running Linux 2.6.18, their drivers directly include a Dreambox interface.

    I’ve seen a video from someone in DK comparing: * Terratec Cinergy HTC * Sundtek MediaTV Pro and an MPEG device from Hauppauge first 2 devices were best for analog grabbing.

  4. Posted June 22, 2010 at 13:56 | Permalink

    thanks for the comment!

    TerraTec were one manufacturer I hadn’t checked. I can’t find much useful info about TerraTec MythTV support: http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/TerraTec looks unpromising for a USB/analog/DVB-T combo card though.

    believe it or not, as far as I know right now it is illegal to connect a Dreambox to the UPC Ireland cable TV network!

  5. Danny
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 15:10 | Permalink

    http://hoel.dk/randomstuff/video/tunertest/

    sundtek is a little bit brighter as far as I can see, but everything’s better than Hauppauge PVR-150

    btw. noone can check if you’re using a dreambox or not, the dreambox has no transmitter onboard. So in the end you can use what ever you want :-)

    If you have DVB-C I can recommend getting a cheap Smargo and some softcms you can provide pytv to entire apartment with such a solution :-)