[clug] low profile dual digital tuner for mythtv

Eyal Lebedinsky eyal at eyal.emu.id.au
Wed Mar 2 20:28:05 MST 2011

On 03/03/2011 02:21, Ahmed El Zein wrote:
> Eyal,
> Thanks for that. The DTV2000DS was one of the cards that turned up in
> my research. I backed down after reading:
> http://www.pcmediacenter.com.au/forum/topic/40407-leadtek-dtv2000ds/
> The forum describes some sort of signal "locking" problem.  In fact it
> was this very page that lead me to throw my hands up in frustration
> and consult the collective knowledge of CLUG :)
> I am assuming that you are not plagued by these problems? I did notice
> that many of the posts talking about dual tuner cards admit to
> disabling one of the tuner as the only way to achieve stability.

All I did was to disable the remote control probes. Worked OK since
installed about a month ago. I have two cards (4 tuners).

> Thanks,
> Ahmed
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2011 at 7:56 PM, Eyal Lebedinsky<eyal at eyal.emu.id.au>  wrote:
>> I use these cards (note: these are PCI) with mythtv:
>>         Leadtek DTV2000DS PCI Dual HD Digital TV Tuner Card
>>   http://www.leadtek.com/eng/multimedia/specification.asp?pronameid=530&lineid=6&act=2
>> which I got locally at
>>         http://msy.com.au/product.jsp?productId=1238
>> So far they work fine. It seems that you do need a relatively recent kernel
>> to ensure that it is stable.
>> I think that it comes with a low profile bracket but I am not sure (did not
>> need it),
>> and do not have access to the card right now. Do check this.
>> Eyal
>> On 01/03/2011 10:08, Paul wrote:
>>> you could also look at a USB tuner too, or an external tuner (HDHomeRun)
>>> eg http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Silicondust_HDHomeRun
>>> Paul
>>> On 1/03/2011 3:15 PM, Ahmed El Zein wrote:
>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> I have been trying to find a low profile dual tuner to use for a
>>>> mythtv box. I have been trying to cross-reference HCLs with that is
>>>> available in the market. Whenever I find something that is priced
>>>> reasonably and is listed as working in the HCL, further reading in
>>>> forums and such revels that there is a locking problem or something.
>>>> It is not difficult to start with a card and find all the problems it
>>>> has. It is a lot more difficult to get a list of turners that work
>>>> perfectly out of the box. I was hoping that some of the people on this
>>>> list might be able to recommend a low profile dual digital DVB-T
>>>> tuner that works flawlessly with mythtv?
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Ahmed

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