Use Hauppauge TV Tuner for Plex DVR

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    • Use Hauppauge TV Tuner for Plex DVR

      Hello, all, I'd like to take advantage of the new Plex DVR/Live TV system by hooking up my antenna and Hauppauge WinTV-dualHD. The device is listed as compatible for both Plex DVR and Linux here:…-DVR-Devices-and-Antennas

      There are instructions for installing the PPA under Ubuntu here: Obviously, this is Debian, and the PPA's don't work precisely the same. I attempted to modify the /etc/apt/sources.list with:

      Source Code

      1. deb yakkety main
      2. deb-src yakkety main

      I then installed the 4.8 linux-image-mediatree and linux-headers-mediatree. The install seemed successful, but I still can't see the tuner under the Plex screen. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    • PC92 wrote:

      Hello, I use the same TV tuner Hauppage for the VDR pluging in OMV 3.x. I had only to install firmware-linux-nonfree to make this device visible by VDR. It works with OMV 2.x too.
      Thank you for your reply! I'll give this a shot when I get home.

      Edit: Unfortunately I still wasn't able to get this up and running. I also could not get VDR to see it. Any additional input would be appreciated.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by johndoe86x ().

    • I'm having similar problems ... would love some pointers to troubleshoot it... I know that the device is seen (from dmesg)

      [ 2.471463] usb 7-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
      [ 2.620887] usb 7-1: New USB device found, idVendor=2040, idProduct=026d
      [ 2.620890] usb 7-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
      [ 2.620892] usb 7-1: Product: 955D
      [ 2.620893] usb 7-1: Manufacturer: HCW
      [ 2.620895] usb 7-1: SerialNumber: 0013913859

      and I can use " lsusb -v -d 2040:026d" to find the information on the USB Tuner. However in dmesg I am not seeing any of the driver lines (em28xx or tveeprom) as indicated in the Linux4TV page (

      Since Hauppauge only offers Ubuntu PPAs ( I'm not quite sure what .DEB packages are the equivalent...

      I'm up to date on all my packages - including openmediavault 3.0.87 - and I am using Linux 4.9.0-0.bpo.3-amd64 for a kernel.

      @PC92 indicated that they installed openmediavault-vdr and firmware-linux-nonfree. My experience was unfortunately not similar.

      Any thoughts?

      The post was edited 1 time, last by LogicallyRogue: Additional information ().

    • My tuner is about 3 years old. My OMV 3.x was installed on a Debian 8.8 with KDE GUI. I have activated Openmediavault-vdr-extra plugin. May be that there are some additional components that enable the tuner. I did'nt install any additional deb except firmware-linux-nonfree. You may install a configuration like mine in a VM and try the tuner.

      The post was edited 1 time, last by PC92 ().

    • Hi,

      I've successfully run a USB Hauppauge TV Tuner.
      I've brought the same as JohnDoe86x. But my system is an Debian 9 with OMV 4.0.5 and the newest Plexmedia Installation.

      The Question is, what have I done?
      At first I have editing my apt source list.

      deb stretch main contrib non-free
      deb-src stretch main contrib non-free

      my installation runs with the linux kernel 4.9.0-3-amd64.
      after that I have installed firmware-linux-nonfree via apt-get install.
      then I have download the right firmware from linuxtv

      I copied on the server in the directory /lib/firmware .

      then reboot and I it runs fine.

      greetings Felix