Philips 7134

Torfinn Ingolfsen torfinn.ingolfsen at
Mon Apr 19 10:46:22 PDT 2004

On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 16:47:40 +0400
"Ruslan N. Gogunsci" <grint at> wrote:

> My choise is  stop on tv-tuner based on Philips 7134. But
> google says that FreeBSD dosn't support it. and i'm interesting
> does FreeBSD plan support it?

FreeBSD doesn't _plan_ anything (well, almost). Progress for FreeBSD is
based on the interests and time for hundreds of developers, who give of
their own time to work on things that they feel is needed.

In short; if  nobody is already writing a driver, and you are not taking
on the task yourself, the tuner will never be supported.

> I don't want reboot to Windows only for watching TV.

The "easiest" choice then, is to get a TV tuner card with a supported
However, this might not be an easy task at all, based on two things:
1) makers of TV tuner cards are notoriously bad at informing about what
    chipset a card uses (instead they tell you about the wonderful
    Windows software that you get :-/ )
2) The BT8x8 chipsets are old, and being replaced with newer chipsets.
    The new chipsets doesn't (generally) work with the 'bktr' driver.

Good luck!
Torfinn Ingolfsen,

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