illiac4 Wrote:Then as far as i know your only option is mediaportal as pvr and livetv.
Mediaportal works pretty well with this XBMC branch. Also... MediaPortal TV server is an excellent piece of software (and that's coming from a dedicated Linux user
). My Asrock ION 330HT isn't powerful enough to decode HDTV and run Windows 7 (highly optimized for performance) + MySQL server + Mediaportal TV Server + XBMC. It fails dramatically at decryption while decoding my HD channels. No matter what codec or decryption method I use.
I Bought the Anysee E30 C Plus external TV (DVB-T and DVB-C supported) USB card, which is working very well on my fast desktop PC, but I'm selling it after one day of usage because I needed it for my HTPC. It did work pretty well using Linux on my HTPC, but using the SmartCard that comes with my paid HDTV subscription was a pain in the ass (using a separate USB smartcard reader) and the Linux TV backends aren't nearly as good as MediaPortal TV server. It's really easy to configure and is a solid and stable peace of software. I've used it for years with SD TV.