Subject: Re: Receiving TV on netbsd ?
To: Florence HENRY <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Wouter Klouwen <email@example.com>
Date: 02/07/2005 13:20:13
Florence HENRY(firstname.lastname@example.org) said 2005.02.07 11:43:16 +0000:
> We plan to replace our broken VHS recorder by a netbsd machine that
> would be able to receive TV and record programs on hard disk or DVD.
Not recommended at this time, I would say.
> What are your experiences in receiving TV under NetBSD ? What TV cards,
> with high quality tuner are supported ?
Using my TV card (a Pinnacle PCTV Pro), I cannot even use XVideo to get
scaling to my full size screen. I have also tried many times to record, bit
after a while this usually causes kernel panics.
> And what are your expriences in casting video flux with a S-video
> output? I once had a laptop provided with a S-video output, but I never
> managed to cast the output on the TV through a S-video/RCA cable.
Appearently S-Video is not without its fair share of compatibility problems.
> Thanks for sharing your exeperiences.
Sadly, this is one area in which the Linux support is much better.
> Florence Henry