Mercury EzView Tv Tuner card

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An analog PCI card from Mercury/Kobian

Overview/Features

A good Tv tuner card based on Conexxant Cx23881 chipset with PAL tuner. May be there is a Other tuner versions too on different markets.

Identification

sudo lspci -v

02:0a.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. CX23880/1/2/3 PCI Video and Audio Decoder (rev 03)

Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 22
Memory at f9000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data <?>
Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
Kernel modules: cx8800

Current Status

  • Works flawlessly with recent kernels flawlessly(Tested on ubuntu 9.10, 10.04 and other flavours).
  • There are some mild picture quality issues which needs to be addressed.

Making it work

To make this work create a config file: /etc/modprobe.conf/mercury.conf and put the following line in it. Try with different tuner values depending on your region.

options cx88 card=27 tuner=69

External Links

http://www.lwp.ca/james/2010/05/linux-and-the-mercury-ez-view-tv-tuner-card/ http://www.mercury-pc.com/product-detail.php?link=p-addcards&subtitle=Add-On%20Cards&productid=653