Cheap ATSC tuner card for Mythbuntu?
March 19, 2009 2:46 PM Subscribe
Recommended HDTV tuner cards for Linux? Preferably inexpensive? And where to find them?
posted by middleclasstool to computers & internet (12 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I just recently obtained an old work pc on the cheap and am wanting to configure it to be an HD DVR. It's a Pentium 4, 2.4 GHz with 2GB of RAM -- I haven't cracked the case open or installed an OS yet, so I have no idea what the graphics card is. I'm planning to make this into a Mythbuntu DVR, and the only hardware I'm hoping to need is an HD tuner card.
What can I get that will work well, on a budget? MythTV's site recommends a pcHDTV HD-5500
($115 US, I'd prefer much cheaper if I can get it), and a Technisat Airstar HD-5000
(which I can't find for sale anywhere, not even on ebay).
I just need this for ATSC -- I don't have cable. Are there thrifty options out there that will work well?