Support is included in the kernel, and thus no additional drivers are needed.
pcHDTV 3000, pcHDTV 2000
Both the pcHDTV 2000 & 3000 are supported in the kernel, but need firmware to function. The firmware can be obtained as follows:
- 1) Obtain the firmware
tar xzzf firmware.tar.gz firmware
sudo cp firmware/* /lib/firmware
rm firmware firmware.tar.gz
ATI HDTV Wonder
The ATI HDTV Wonder is supported by the cx88-dvb DVB driver with the kernel, but needs firmware to function. The firmware can be obtained as follows:
- 1) Download this script.
chmod +x get_dvb_firmware
sudo cp dvb-fe-nxt2004.fw /lib/firmware
sudo modprobe cx88-dvb
For Europe, Australia, and anywhere else that the DVB standard is in use, Ubuntu and MythTV support a wide range of digital capture devices. DVB is already compressed, so much lower-end hardware can be used for the backend provided you don't want to transcode to make the recorded video even smaller. If the card is supported by the standard DVB drivers, it's highly likely to be supported in Ubuntu.