TV tuner cards
CAUTION: These two cards are not supported in Linux
Kaiser Bass Hybrid USB TV Tuner Card and the Aver-Media TwinStar
PCLinuxOS Version: Desktop Environment: Other Comments: Well supported in Linux with kernel 2.6.37 and higher. Known problems or issues: None
Hauppauge 1800 model 1196
PCLinuxOS Version: 2010.12 Desktop Environment: KDE 4.6.3 Kernel version: 188.8.131.52-pclos1.a64 Other Comments: shows up in in our OS as Hauppauge Inc. HDPVR-1250 model 1196 Known problems or issues: It just worked straight out of the box.
Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1250
PCLinuxOS Version: 2010.12 Desktop Environment: KDE 4.6.3 Other Comments: Well supported in Linux with kernel 2.6.37 and higher. Known problems or issues: Hybrid TV Tuner /Video Recorder 1196 PCI-Express x1 Interface. Also supports NTSC analog.
PCLinuxOS Version: 2011.7 Desktop Environment: KDE Other Comments: Identified as Brooktree Bt878 by system Known problems or issues: Works fine - although I only use it to connect to a security cam (used as a webcam for wildlife watching at night) IR and the remote control not tested.
pcHDTV HD-5500 HDTV card
PCLinuxOS Version: 2013.10 Desktop Environment: KDE 4.11.3 Other Comments: This card is made specifically for Linux, using Open Source multimedia player, Xine. Visit their website at http://www.pchdtv.com Known Problems or Issues: None
Happauge WinTV-HVR USB TV Tuner Device
PCLinuxOS Version: 2015 Desktop Enviorment: KDE64 and Trinity Other Comments: This is a USB External Tuner Known Problems or Issues: This Device will only work with Kernel 4.0 and above. It will not be reconized with any Kernel Below. I use Kaffeine as a Viewer and I also use the "w_Scan command" and can use the tuner thru VLC Player also. Ref Command without the quotes " w_scan -fa -A1 -c US -L > /home/<YOUR USER NAME>/scan_results.xspf" This will direct the results of the scan to your Home Folder
= AVerTV Volar HD PRO USB
Desktop Environment : PCLinuxOS 2015, KDE and MATE Other Comments: Configuration using Kaffeine Works very well, scanning of Channels with Kaffeine