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

Mika Laitio lamikr at pilppa.org
Mon May 25 13:42:36 CEST 2009


> I want to buy this card, but before I wnat to know if this card works fine
> under linux and with vdr. Can some one tell me if is using this card and is ok?

New S2API kernels like 2.6.25 have more or less supported the card out of 
the box either via old driver API or via newer S2API. (Some kernel version 
between those had some bug... but I am at the moment using this hard with 
Mandriva 2009.1 (kernel 2.6.29) that works just fine.)

In addition of the driver, you need to install also the firmware.
(see http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-4000)

For daily use I use still vdr-1.6.0 that shows me the dvb-s channels by 
using the old driver interfaces, but does not yet support dvb-s2.
I have however tested with vdr-1.7.4 that dvb-s2 channels works with it ok.
(VDR 1.7.0-1.7.3 did not work for me with hvr-4000)

I have not recently tested does the latest vdr developer versions support 
now both the dvb-t and dvb-s/s2 simulteneously from the same card, but at 
least with older vdr versions that S2API feature was not working with vdr.
(There are separate frontend for dvb-t and dvb-s/s2 under single adapter)

ls -la /dev/dvb/adapter1/
total 0
drwxr-xr-x  2 root   root      200 2009-05-13 03:09 ./
drwxr-xr-x  4 root   root       80 2009-05-13 03:09 ../
crw-rw----+ 1 lamikr video 212, 68 2009-05-13 03:09 demux0
crw-rw----+ 1 lamikr video 212, 84 2009-05-13 03:09 demux1
crw-rw----+ 1 lamikr video 212, 69 2009-05-13 03:09 dvr0
crw-rw----+ 1 lamikr video 212, 85 2009-05-13 03:09 dvr1
crw-rw----+ 1 lamikr video 212, 67 2009-05-13 03:09 frontend0
crw-rw----+ 1 lamikr video 212, 83 2009-05-13 03:09 frontend1
crw-rw----+ 1 lamikr video 212, 71 2009-05-13 03:09 net0
crw-rw----+ 1 lamikr video 212, 87 2009-05-13 03:09 net1

Mika



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