Which TV capture card to buy?

John-Mark Gurney gurney_j at resnet.uoregon.edu
Fri Jun 1 18:23:50 UTC 2007

Dieter wrote this message on Fri, Jun 01, 2007 at 09:47 +0100:
> > > tuner				driver developer	status
> > > 
> > > DViCO FusionHDTV5 Lite PCI          John-Mark Gurney	working
> > 
> > > cx2388x chip			John-Mark Gurney	?
> > 
> > The driver for the cx2388x appears to work,
> Cool, so you have NTSC working?  Is the driver available for beta testing?

With all the programming here available over ATSC (and it looks and
sounds SOOOO much better than NTSC), I haven't even bothered/attempted
to do NTSC...

What I ment by the driver appears to work is that I'm able to get data
out of the card...  I only worked on the digital video, and the driver
will need a bit more work to support video, audio and digital video...

> > but the people over at
> > linux-dvb don't seem to know anyone to help figure out why my ATI HDTV
> > Wonder doesn't work very well..
> Is it the ATSC demodulator chip that isn't working?

Yes, and I'm not sure why... I am able to get a trickle of data out
of the card, and it is valid, in that I get the TVCT table that has
data, but when I do, I only get about 100kB/sec, definately not the
2.5MB/sec I'm suppose to...

The Linux driver also has a bug in that they don't consistantly keep
two registers that control serial or parallel mode for the digital
video input, and the linux-dvb list completely ignored the report...

  John-Mark Gurney				Voice: +1 415 225 5579

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