At the moment I use Me TV. Are there other good programs to watch and record TV in Ubuntu?
I'm using VLC. It works pretty good for what I do. Pause/resume feature works out of the box.
w_scan -c FR -X > channels.conf
Replace FR with your country (
w_scan -c ? to get the list). Now, each time you want to watch the tv, just launch this command :
You can start recording with Shift+R, again to stop it. Pause a live program with Space.
There is a good wiki about DVB in french : http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/tnt (has a list of compatible hardware).
I used to use Kaffeine but dropped it for vlc because I had some issues. Just retested it and it seems to work nicely. It is a good program for recording (instant or scheduled record as you want). Maybe should I reconsider my actual choice for watching DVB...
I've never heard of ME TV, so maybe you've already heard this, but:
If you want to record live TV, the best option you have is MythTV: http://www.mythtv.org/
If, on the other hand, you just want to have a media center that streams video from the internet and/or watches files already on disk, there is XBMC: http://xbmc.org/ boxee: http://www.boxee.tv/ hulu desktop: http://www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktop-linux and probably more.
If you really want to go all out and use your computer as a PVR, I would install Linux MCE, which is based off of Kubuntu: http://linuxmce.com/