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Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

Post by puterboy » Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:46 am

I know this question comes up every once in a while... but hardware models, Linux support and MythTv are constantly evolving.

So with that said, what do people recommend as the best, reasonably priced card to support OTA ASTC in the US?
I don't necessarily need more than dual tuners.

That being said, the "HAUPPAUGE WinTV-quadHD PCI Express TV Tuner Card 1609" for $99 at Amazon seems like a good deal for a quad tuner that appears to be MythTv compatible.

Any user experience with that card?
Are there better options in that type of price range?

Thanks!

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Re: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

Post by kommiisar6 » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:50 pm

How about a wintv-hvr-1250? You can get one used on ebay for less than $20. It is a single tuner but sometimes that is all you need. Make sure you get a used ones as new ones are often rebadged hvr-1265s which do not have support in linux. If you are using windows that doesn't matter.

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Re: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

Post by wesnewell » Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:38 pm

The quad tuner is probably your best bet. If I didn't already have 3 dual tuners that's what I'd get. It should be ok with the latest kernel distros. Mythtv will use any thats linux compatible. It never hurts to have more than enough. I routinely use more than 2 at a time and have used all 6 at once on occasion. I buying today, I'd get 2 quads,
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Re: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

Post by heyted » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:05 am

puterboy wrote:
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:46 am
Are there better options in that type of price range?
Have you considered an external tuner such as an HDHomeRun instead of a tuner card?
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Re: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

Post by busbee » Thu Dec 20, 2018 9:45 pm

I'm using a wintv-dualhd 1595 model. USB turner.
I picks ups nicely for one tuner since kernel 4.11. I can't wait for 4.17 where (in theory) both turners should work.
Ubuntu 18.10 has 4.18 kernel but I am on ubuntu 18.04 LTS (kerel 4.15). Really tempted to upgrade... but I like LTS.
I think they have it on amazon for $65, but check the model... I don't know if the 1657 model will work.
I found
https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/ ... nformation
very helpful.

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Re: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

Post by wesnewell » Fri Dec 21, 2018 11:28 am

I'm running kernel 4.19.11 on 18.04lts. Just install ukuu and you can update your kernel as they become available. My hardware wasn't supported well until kernel 4.19. Ryzen 2200G and AM4 mb.
BE/FE-Asrock AB350 Pro AMD Ryzen 3 2200G, 6 atsc tuners. Frontends-GF8200's,,AMD Athlon II's. Mythtv user since 2005.

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Re: Recommend OTA ASTC tuner card

Post by puterboy » Wed Jan 16, 2019 1:26 pm

I ended up purchasing the "HAUPPAUGE WinTV-quadHD PCI Express TV Tuner Card 1609"
Works great under kernel 4.20

Only issue is that the IR remote doesn't seem to be supported by LIRC yet.

Also, playback on PIP is very jerky/sputter even though I have a brand new Linux box - a Dell PowerEdge T30 with an Intel Xeon E3-1225 v5 3.3GHz processor with integrated Intel HD Graphics P530.
Is the integrated graphics just that slow?

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