[Gllug] mythtv openSUSE dvb-t cards

michael norman michaeltnorman at ukfsn.org
Wed May 23 08:14:33 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 22 May 2007 13:07:49 Ken Smith wrote:

> I got them from Novatech in Postsmouth. I just ordered Hauppauge Nova-T
> PCI cards. In fact the two cards are different. One has a red LED and
> antenna in and out on it and the other hasn't got the LED and just has
> antenna in. According to my dmesg listing one is like this....
> tveeprom 0-0050: Hauppauge model 90002, rev C176, serial# 123187
> tveeprom 0-0050: tuner model is Thompson DTT7592 (idx 76, type 4)
> and the other is
> tveeprom 1-0050: Hauppauge model 90003, rev C2B0, serial# 784028
> tveeprom 1-0050: tuner model is Thompson DTT75105 (idx 110, type 4)
> they both think they have a...
> tveeprom 0-0050: decoder processor is CX882 (idx 25)
> You've probably looked at this page ->
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_PCI_Cards
> It describes 'old' and 'new' Nova-T's. The new ones with antenna in and
> antenna out, and the old ones with antenna in only and a Philips tuner.
> Well one of my cards, the one without the LED, just has antenna in and has
> a Thompson tuner - go figure...  Note the comment on that page about the
> Nova-T 500 being troublesome, behaving like a USB device and requiring
> kernel >= 2.6.19. I have read about others using the Nova-T 500 and needing
> to treat it as if it is actually two regular Nova-T's
> Was that your lsmod listing with the cards removed?? I note that you
> have an SB-Live, same as in my system.
> Did /dev/dvb appear in your system?
> I hope that helps some more...

> Ken


Thanks for that.  I have ordered a card from Novatech which should arrive 
tomorrow.  I've read all the stuff about various cards and only got confused, 
hence my request for a specific source of a card known to work.  It seems to 
be almost impossible to find out exactly which chipset is on any particular 
model.  Not only with tv cards but also wi fi cards, the suppliers never seem 
to know and as far as I could tell with XP and the previous card that won't 
tell you either.  Having said that I have an XP installation purely for my 
son's gaming. and the less I have to do with it the better I like it.

Yes lsmod was with no tv cards installed. and yes I have an SB live.  It's the 
one with the external box.  I feed my sound into an external hi fi set up and 
it makes a really nice noise.

Not sure about /dev/dvb, how would I find out ?

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