TV card remote [Re: [clug] Please recommend a TV Card for Linux]

Joel Plane joel at
Thu Apr 7 00:38:52 GMT 2005

Thankyou all for your recommendations. My patients ended up getting the 
better of me and I bought the WinFast TV2000.
cx88 chipset.
It came with a remote control. I assumed the remote control would be 
mainly software driven, and it is. Is there any GNU software that is 
likely able to read the remote? Would there be a new device in /dev that 
I could fiddle around with in an attempt to write my own remote control 
handler program? Or would the remote control signal be sent thru 

As I've said many time before, I'm a newbie (at least compared to the 
rest of the list). And as such, I realise that I take a lot more from 
this list than I'm ever likely to give - so I just want to say thanks. 
So, thanks :)


Joel Plane wrote:

> Can anyone recommend a cheap TV card with some degree of Linux support?
> Two that I was looking at are:
> *LEADTEK WinFast TV2000 XP Expert
> **TV Excel TV Tuner *TV401U+RC
> Neither of these have Linux 'support' as such, but can anyone tell me 
> that they work on Linux to whatever degree?
> Thanks.
> Am I meant to put some sort of tag in the subject for this type of post?

More information about the linux mailing list