TV Tuner Card

Danny Pansters danny at
Wed Mar 19 17:16:20 UTC 2008

On Wednesday 19 March 2008 00:21:43 Ean Kingston wrote:
> I've got a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR. I don't remember which model (150,
> 250, 350). It's the one with the FM tuner. The Hauppauge WinTV-PVR
> line uses the Brooktree chipset and works fine.

Not brooktree, conexant and that's merely the mpeg encoding chip (the analog 
a/v decoder to my knowledge is not supported at all but it doesn't really 
need to be).

> Personally, I would go for either the 150 (price) or the 500 (if you
> can find one). The 500 is basically 2 150s on a single card so you
> can record one show and watch another at the same time.
> Does anyone know if the WinTV-HVR works with FreeBSD?

I don't think so, certainly not the usb sticks. There is quite a lot of good 
info available online especially for the analog a/v decoder from TI, as well 
as for Empia's USB integration. Tuners used on virtually all modern (read: 
hybrid) cards and sticks are mostly xceive or microtune. Neither is very keen 
on disclosing much information it seems.


> On Mar 17, 2008, at 8:25 PM, Thomas Donnelly wrote:
> > I am looking to watch TV on my desktop. I know that BrookTree
> > chipsets work with the bktr driver, but I can't find out which
> > cards have this chipset. Does anyone have any links or exact model
> > numbers that work with FreeBSD?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > -=Tom
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