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I purchased the Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250 2 years ago to set up a Mythbuntu box. At the time I was unable to get it working at all. It simply would not recognize the card. After hours and hours of research, I admitted defeat and gave up.


Flash forward to yesterday. I downloaded the newest version of Mythbuntu, 12.04, thinking that the newest version would have all the bugs worked out.


Same issues as before. Has anyone else used this card before?
 

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One thing I just thought of was that the card is plugged into a PCI express 16x slot, and its a 1x card due to only having a single 16x slot (the mobo has integrated hdmi). Could Ubuntu be tripping on it thinking its a display adapter or something?
 

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If you run the command lspci from the terminal you should see all your PCI devices. This doesn't mean they are working, just that the O/S knows they are connected to the system. I'm not familiar with your particular card but if it is not automatically recognized in MythTV, you may need to manually install a driver for it.


According to the link below, no additional drivers are needed.
http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Digital_Tuner_Cards
 

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Thanks for the info, but embarrassingly I figured out what the problem was. I assumed that mythtv had configured itself automatically. So I went in and configured everything and it works now!


My next question is how to disable transcoding? I am using the box just to record OTA channels, and I have a 750 gig hdd. So I'd rather have the best quality and have it eat up a lot of space.
 

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I don't believe trancoding is enabled by default. please correct me if I am wrong. If it is, you can disable it in the backend settings in the general settings on the page for "jobs".
 

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don't worry -- I just bought this POS HVR1250 card myself and it will crash my windows 7 installation -- and I mean I've been forced to do a complete reinstall of windows 3 times and still nothing.


thanks happaugue -- you sell crap.
 

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Originally Posted by ralphcramdon  /t/1420342/mythbuntu-and-hauppauge-wintv-hvr-1250#post_22224489


don't worry -- I just bought this POS HVR1250 card myself and it will crash my windows 7 installation -- and I mean I've been forced to do a complete reinstall of windows 3 times and still nothing.

thanks happaugue -- you sell crap.
Maybe you should try Mythbuntu then, it seems to work fine under Linux using Mythbuntu.
 

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Originally Posted by tux99  /t/1420342/mythbuntu-and-hauppauge-wintv-hvr-1250#post_22226216


Maybe you should try Mythbuntu then, it seems to work fine under Linux using Mythbuntu.
I was thinking along the same lines. Maybe it is Windows that sells the crap.
 
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