[vdr] Status of WinTV-HVR-4000 card!!

Mikko Tuumanen mikko.tuumanen at utu.fi
Mon May 25 13:35:53 CEST 2009


I have one "Hauppauge WinTV-HVR4000 DVB-S/S2/T/Hybrid
[card=68,autodetected]" at work.

Currently there is
- Debian 5.0.1 (lenny) with 
- self compiled 2.6.29.2
- dvb drivers from hg, pulled around 11.5.
- vdr-1.7.7
- streamdev-server from vdr-developer.org CVS

With this setup I am finally able to tune and receive DVB-S2 channels. I
don't know what was the problem, but all earlier attempts failed for
some reason. These are not minimum requirements for version numbers to
get it working, just an example of something that works.

For example these two channels can be received:
ANIXE
HD;BetaDigital:11302:hC23M5O35S1:S19.2E:22000:255=27:0;259=deu:0:0:4900:1:1007:0
ASTRA HD
+;BetaDigital:11302:hC23M5O35S1:S19.2E:22000:511=27:0;515=deu:0:0:4901:1:1007:0

>If you want to use this card for both sat and dvb with vdr, I suggest 
>you to buy 2 different card

I agree. AFAIK the HVR-4000 can't receive DVB-T and DVB-S/S2 at the same
time, so it would be a good idea to buy a (cheaper) S/S2-only-card and a
separate card for T.

VDR doesn't seem support the DVB-T side of the HVR-4000. Now that I
tried, I get a "channel not available" when trying to switch to a T
channel. It is probably because VDR doesn't open the adapterX/frontend1
device that is used to control the DVB-T receiver.

The DVB-T side of the card works fine with tzap or any application that
can be told to use the frontend1 device. Analog parts of the card are
also supported. I haven't tried analog tv, but the composite input gets
me some kind of picture. There is also a /dev/radio0, and it can produce
at least static.



BTW, has anybody succeeded in decoding anixe hd or astra hd+ with vdpau?
Every time I've tried, the result has been mostly garbage and usually
kill -9 to Xserver and xine is needed. Popcorn hour networked media tank
decodes those channels much better. So far I have only tried using xine,
mplayer, etc through streamdev, (not xineliboutput yet)





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