[clug] Offtopic/FS: MPEG4/DVD player

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Wed Dec 8 23:44:24 GMT 2004

Andrew Smith wrote:
> And a DVB-T receiver, mmm...
> Speaking of which, has anyone played with a PCI version under Linux
> yet?  I notice Jaycar have a $170 Vision HDTV card and HT have an
> Avermedia for $150 (SDTV?).  I've found Avermedia's stuff is good for
> the price, while the 2nd hit on Google for the Vision card was about the
> card freezing and playing up.
> http://www1.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=XC4819&CATID=&keywords=hdtv&SPECIAL=&form=KEYWORD&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=
> Andrew
> On Thu, 2004-12-09 at 09:04, Brian Morris wrote:
>>That unit would be perfect if only it had an ethernet port.  ;)
>>Regards,  Brian.
>>>Specs are at http://www.zensonic.com/z330.php (and yes, I can order
>>>other stuff from that site if you want).

Talk about thread hijacking....

Nevertheless, I use the AverMedia DVB-T, both the old (a 761) and the new 771.
You need a very current kernel for it to work properly (2.6.10-rc2-mm4 is a
good one). I saw a large DVB patch hitting bk just yesterday.

The old and new cards use different frontends (tuners). The old one has bad
sensitivity but the new one is good. So make sure you get the one called
"DVB-T 771" and not the old one which is called just "DVB-T". The new one
has the "771" in large letters on the tuner module on the PCI card itself.

Eyal Lebedinsky (eyal at eyal.emu.id.au) <http://samba.org/eyal/>
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