Best USB TV Tuner Card

I am sure this has been raised before but I am getting no where with searches and no where with my pci-express tuner card and want to get a good usb one that will work without these constant headaches.

Has anyone had had any good experience with any USB TV Tuner Cards, and specifically ones that can do both digital and ANALOG, as I am in Canada and our cable is mostly analog??

phewwwwwww, I hate to give up on my cx23885, and if anyone has any ideas on that issue please refer to my thread:

My Last Major Linux Glitch the TV Tuner Card - openSUSE Forums

Thanks all!>:(

Yes, DON’T buy a Realtech RTL2831U based one. It is digital anyway.

I received an email from a friend with this, though it isn’t definitive, it’s a start. Any input on there functionality in Suse, Linux, with NTSC or QAM, or ATSC would be appreciated.

Vendor & Model, Added to, Kernel, Frontend, Bridge, Interface
8VSB, QAM, NTS, and Othor

ATI/AMD
TV Wonder HD 600 USB 2.6.27

* XC3028L tuner
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D) 
Empia EM2883 	✔ Yes 	✘ No 	✔ Yes 	
* S-Video & Composite inputs
  (breakout dongle) 

AVerMedia
AVerTVHD Volar (A868R) 2.6.27 [1]
* MXL5003S tuner
* LG DT3303 demodulator
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A) :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No ✘ No
DViCO

FusionHDTV5 USB Gold
FusionHDTV5 USB Master 2.6.16 LG Innotek TDVS-H064F
* TAU6034 tuner
* TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A) :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No1
* S-Video & Composite inputs 1

DViCO
FusionHDTV7 USB 2.6.26
* XC5000 tuner
* AuvitekAU8522 demodulator (A/D)
Auvitek AU0828 :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No1
* S-Video & Composite inputs 1
(breakout dongle)

Elgato
EyeTV Hybrid US 2.6.26
* XC3028 tuner
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2883 :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No :heavy_check_mark: Yes
* S-Video & Composite inputs
(breakout dongle)

EVGA
EVGA inDtube n/a
* XC3028L tuner
* S5H1409 (D)
Empia EM2882 :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No :heavy_check_mark: Yes
* S-Video & Composite inputs
(breakout dongle)

Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-950 2.6.26
* XC3028 tuner
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2883 :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No :heavy_check_mark: Yes
* S-Video & Composite inputs
(breakout dongle)

Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-950Q 2.6.26
* XC5000 tuner
* Auvitek AU8522 demodulator (A/D)
Auvitek AU0828 :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes
* S-Video & Composite inputs
(breakout dongle)

Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-850
(model 72301, 2040:7240) 2.6.26
* XC5000 tuner
* Auvitek AU8522 demodulator (A/D)
Auvitek AU0828 :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes
* S-Video & Composite inputs
(breakout dongle)

Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-850
(2040:651f) in Hg [2]
* XC3028 tuner
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2883 :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No :heavy_check_mark: Yes
* S-Video & Composite inputs
(breakout dongle)

Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-1950 2.6.26
* TDA18271 tuner
* TDA8295 demodulator (A)
* S5H1411 demodulator (D)
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A)
:heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes
* S-Video & Composite inputs
* hardware analog mpeg2 encoder

OnAir/Sasem
USB HDTV 2.6.26
* FCV1236D tuner
* LG DT3302 demodulator (D)
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A)
:heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes
* S-Video & Composite inputs
* hardware analog mpeg2 encoder

OnAir
USB HDTV Creator 2.6.26 LG Innotek TDVS-H064F
* TAU6034 tuner
* TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A)
:heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes

* S-Video & Composite inputs
* hardware analog mpeg2 encoder 

Pinnacle
PCTV HD Stick (801eSE) 2.6.28
* XC5000 tuner
* Samsung S5H1411 (D)
Dibcom DIB0700 :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No1
Pinnacle
PCTV HD Pro Stick (800e) 2.6.27
* XC3028 tuner
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2883 :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No :heavy_check_mark: Yes
* S-Video & Composite inputs
(breakout dongle)

Pinnacle
PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e) 2.6.28
* XC5000 tuner
* Samsung S5H1411 (D)
Dibcom DIB0700 :heavy_check_mark: Yes :heavy_check_mark: Yes ✘ No1
* S-Video & Composite inputs 1
(breakout dongle)

Answering my own questions here, haha;)

A good link to compatible cards with mythtv is:

Video capture card - MythTV

Any good first hand experiences would be much appreciated.

Hi
I added an entry for the Sabrent one.
http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/TV_Cards

Before we went all digital here it worked with analog and currently
still works fine with FTA channels. No experience with cable :frowning:


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Thanks and I was unaware of the Hardware list!!!,

very cool, though too bad it isn’t up to date,though way better than nothing.:wink:

Still not much help with the analog cable, hybrid question??

Any suggestions would be great.