[plug] TV Tuners and Linux

euan at dekock.net euan at dekock.net
Tue Feb 7 17:12:13 WST 2012

I have successfully used an Avermedia a800 under several versions of Linux. Its worked for me both here in australia and in the uk, so I think the DVB-S standards are compatible. Unlike DAB.

At a basic level you can use mplayer to play the card, but told like myth TV give you a lot more features.


On 07/02/2012 16:36 Bret Busby wrote:


Has anyone been successful in getting a TV Tuner to work with Linux?

The distribution with which I would be likely to run one, if I can get
one to work, would e Debian 6.

In the Synaptic packages, in search for "tv tuner", I found packages
(the driver suite?) for the Silicon Dust HD Home Run dual digitral TV
tuner, but I do not know whether that one is compatible with
Australian free to air television.

Thank you in anticipation.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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