Hi All, I'm planning on building a PVR device based on Linux and an el-cheapo TV-tuner card (no MPEG encoder). I looked at both MythTV and vdr and personally liked vdr better for the way the plugins are overlayed over the stream.
Anyway, I read up a lot of documentation on th vdr wiki and had a look at the various plugins which are available for el-cheapo TV-tuners in vdr. I think I'll mostly be going with a bt878 chipset card as that is the one most widely available in my local markets (India). Just wanted to check up if I have everything covered before I go ahead and make the purchase. Correct me if I'm wrong here, I'll most probably be using the analogtv plugin for the bt878 card. As the card will not have a MPEG encoder, I'll need to do the MPEG encoding using software components like mplayer or ffmpeg and feed it as input to vdr. The cards which I'm looking at are the PixelView playTV series and the Pinnacle PCTV series. I could'nt find any vdr based howtos for these cards so really not sure if my plan is foolproof. Please let me know if what I've planned will work well with vdr and the analogtv plugin ? I'm more interested in the OSD based plugins and development of the same. With a el-cheapo TV-tuner card and the analogtv plugin this should still be possible right ?  http://www.prolink-usa.com/english/product.html  http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/PCTV+Tuners/PCTV+Analog+PVR+%28cable_antenna%29/PCTV+Analog+Pro+PCI.htm Thanks, Toufeeq -- blog @ http://www.toufeeq.net _______________________________________________ vdr mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/vdr