[SATLUG] HELP! USB TV Tuner recommendations?

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Tue Jun 3 03:18:30 CDT 2008


Matt,

if you find one that works under Linux let me know...preferably something
that's pluggable into a laptop.
-b.
> 
> I have lost faith in ATI as a result of this horrid experience.
> 
> I have purchased both an ATI TV wonder 600 USB and an ATI TV Wonder
> 650USB w/dual tuner capability. and both have failed miserably!
> 
> I need a good recommendation on a USB tuner that can receive
> unencrypted QAM signals.  Linux support is highly desired, although if
> you know of a good Windows only one, I won't be too upset.  I am
> needing a good tuner that will allow me to take snapshots of the video
> screen and to record the video/audio to a media file (DiVX, AVI,
> whetever at this point).
> 
> I used to have a Hauppauge WinTV card (ooold, but hey, the software
> worked in Windows and was supported through various apps in Linux
> quite easily) but the DTV transition + the need to get a QAM tuner for
> work has me needing something that I can take to work and home easily
> (hence the USB).
> 
> 
> Any recommendations?
> 
> Thank you.
> 
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