[Nottingham] TV cards and Linux

Hazel Windle hazel at hazeldle.wanadoo.co.uk
Thu Sep 14 08:59:17 BST 2006

On Wednesday 13 September 2006 20:13, Peter Woods wrote:
> Hazel Windle wrote:
> > I'm thinking about possibly getting a telly card that will have Freeview
> > and that can copy programmes to the hard drive. I would like one that
> > works with Suse Linux. Does anyone have any suggestions? I would also
> > need some software to record things off the TV. I've heard of Myth TV or
> > something, is that any good? I use Suse Linux 10.1 on my PC which is in
> > the living room. I'm building a faster PC soon, that will also have Linux
> > on. I've already purchased a motherboard and processor. :
> I'm using the Tevion DVB-T 100 from Aldi. Dirt cheap @ £30.
> They had loads in Long Eaton and in Ilkeston about 4 weeks ago but I
> didn't notice any in Ilkeston last week. Aldi stuff comes and goes,
> never to be seen again.
> It works with SimplyMepis (live CD is all I use at the mo')
> Fire up Kaffine and configure the DVB card, then tune it in.
> N.B. You WILL need a STRONG signal from a WIDEBAND aeriel.
> Waltham is quite good in Ilkeston but Kimberly should be better (as you
> can SEE it.)
> I had to create a tuning file for Nottingham (Kimberly) transmitter, and
> install it at every loading.
> I sent a copy to Mepis and KDE  and SimplyMepis now seems to include
> UK-Nottingham.
> Purely coincidence I assume.
> I've not tried anything beyond viewing live, except once when it
> recorded all by itself
> (why do computers do that?)
> I understand there is KnoppMyth which will install only and exclusively
> on HDA,
> so that is for later (this box has SATA - Ho-hum.)
> Pete
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Thankyou for your replies, although I'm not sure whether to purchase a TV card 
as there's nothing on TV at the moment. It's just the normal diatribe. It was 
just my sister nagging me for a TV because she wants to watch Eastenders. 
Maybe I'll get her to buy a telly card. As for the new PC I'm building that's 
going to be for sound recording and graphics etc. Does Suse LInux run fast on 
PC's with a 3 GHZ Pentium4 and 1GB dual channel RAM. My current PC is only a 
1.7ghz Celeron with 512Mb Ram. Does Linux install alright on SATA hard 


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