[ILUG] cheap linux compatible tv tuner cards
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Mon Aug 21 21:56:27 IST 2006
On Mon, 21 Aug 2006, FRLinux wrote:
> On 8/21/06, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at gmail.com> wrote:
> >in case anyone's looking for a cheap tv tuner card, Peats on Parnell
> >Street are currently selling a Pinnacle card which uses the SAA7134
> >chip. It's Eur20 and works out of the box with any recent linux kernel.
> >Admittedly it doesn't do mpeg encoding but for Eur20 you can't complain.
> For further reference the Terratec  ones (sold by Pixmania.co.uk
> but not only) and the Mercury also (sold in Maplins)  also use the
> same chipset, they do cost about 50 euros but for that price they also
> include S-VIDEO in and more.
Actually the Pinnacle has S-Video and AV in too, but it comes without
an IR remote and receiver which the Terratec has.
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