Improving FreeBSD's hardware compatibility - TV tuners
freebsd at sopwith.solgatos.com
Sun Jul 23 15:54:49 UTC 2006
> analog TV? what's that? isn't everyone going digital? (yes, I know
> that analog TV will be with us for a long time due to security cams
> and other uses..)
Broadcast analog TV will be going away soon. Yet there will be
continue to be some uses for analog capture. So I recommend
concentrating first on tuners that handle both analog and digital.
Work is in progress on the Dvico Fusion5 tuners. The Fusion5
is nice because it is available in a USB version, which does
not require a slot.
Another tuner worthy of a BSD driver is the HD3000. Does both
analog and digital in a variety of formats (NTSC, PAL, 8VSB, QAM,
etc.) Has working Linux drivers with source. The only tuner I
know of that is documented to be friendly to fair use rights.
The Fusion5 and HD3000 use different chips. If one doesn't work
well in a particular reception environment, the other might.
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