TV Tuner Card

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at
Wed Mar 19 18:32:26 UTC 2008

On 3/19/08, Danny Pansters <danny at> wrote:
> 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.

I will start to work on moving the Empiatech drivers to BSD as soon as
I'm done with the most popular devices for Linux. As for the Hybrid
devices Empia has quite a few new devices in the pipeline, and I'm
going to work for them from next month on.
Although the BSD project will remain a private project for me.


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