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TWljaGFlbA
27th June 2005, 12:20 PM
I am thinking of purchasing an Hauppauge WINTV401 PCI Interface TV/FM Tuner Card - Retail (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...N82E16815116606) for use with MythTV. I hear this card works great under Linux and also the remote works great after u load this module, along with the FM tuner. Anyhow, I have a pretty bad ass fast system I want to turn into an HTPC BUT it only has some **** onboard graphics and it lacks AGP/PCI Express since its a server board. To control it I plan on SSH or VNCing into the system over the LAN. However, this onboard graphics suck and it has no TV out or anything. I'm wondering if its possible to use the coaxial TV out on the hauppauge TV tuner to hook it up to a regular TV and then to view the mythTV on there. Are these tv tuners with coaxial TV out and TV in just for a pass through? Or can you view the video feed from the computer on a TV if you tune the tv to like channel 3/4 or something similar to a standard VCR? Basically im wondering if i can use mythTV with its remote and all that **** on a regular TV using the coaxial out on the TV tuner instead of hooking it up via VGA out on the monitor to the TV as the onboard graphics suck? So does everybody understand and have any input if it would work? Thanks, tv tuners aren't my speciality and i havent tocuhed a haupoauge in years.

willieray
30th June 2005, 03:58 PM
you want the hauppauge wintv350. it has a hardware mpeg2 encoder AND a hardware mpeg2 decoder with s-video output. you can use both simultaneously.

TWljaGFlbA
1st July 2005, 12:21 AM
With the S-Video output does it only work with MythTV or can you set it up with Xorg or what?

willieray
7th July 2005, 09:48 PM
its a frame buffer device. I believe a modification to the xorg.conf should do it. check this out for starters:
http://svn.wilsonet.com/projects/mythtvology/ticket/19