AVerMedia is a Taiwanese company that produces and sells many different analog and digital TV devices for personal computers.
Some AVerMedia devices are well supported under linux via drivers from the LinuxTV project. AVerMedia, themselves, do not provide direct support for their devices under Linux but for one exception (which itself is a case that is quite limited/constrained in scope). A dialogue with George Chen, AVerMedia Technologies S.L. director, outlines the company's current position in regards to Linux (Spanish).
This vendor is occasionally explicitly Linux friendly, though most support has been written without their input and we cannot count on their help in resolving problems. Most of their cards are well supported under Linux.
AverMedia's bttv cards are well supported and work out of the box. See Bttv devices (bt848, bt878).
Several of AverMedia's saa713x cards are also well supported. See Saa713x devices.
|AVerTV DVB-T USB||DVB-T||USB 1.1||✔ Yes||Comes with a tiny antenna|
|AVerTV DVB-T USB 2.0 (A800)||DVB-T||USB 2.0||✔ Yes||Comes with a tiny antenna . Has a Linux compatible label on the product site and is fully supported via the Open Source DiBUSB Linux driver.|
|AVerTV DVB-T (A761)||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Digi Super 007||DVB-T, DAB||PCI||~ Partial|
|AVerTV DVB-T 771 (A771)||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV DVB-T 777 (A16AR)||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI (A16D)||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI (A16AR)||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Hybrid+FM Cardbus (E506R)||DVB-T, NTSC/PAL/SECAM Analog, FM||Cardbus||✘ No||Experimental support exists|
|AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Express Slim HC81R||DVB-T Analog TV ATSC PAL FM Digital Radio||ExpressCard||✘ No||Many features - Very compact - Gets extremely hot|
|AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid NanoExpress (HC82)||ExpressCard||~ Partial|
|AVerMedia AVerTV Speedy Hybrid PCI-E||DVB-T Analog TV ATSC PAL FM Digital Radio||PCIe||~ Partial|
|AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Express (A577)||DVB-T Analog TV FM Digital Radio||ExpressCard||✘ No||Many features - Very compact|
|AVerMedia A169||Dual Analog, FM||PCI||? Unknown||Versions B and B1 are listed as card numbers 91 and 92 in CARDLIST.saa7134|
|AVerTVHD MCE A180||ATSC||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Combo PCIe (M780)||ATSC||PCIe||✘ No|
|AVerTV Volar (A868R)||ATSC||USB 2.0||✔ Yes||Supported since 2.6.27|
|AVerTV DVB-S Pro (A700)||DVB-S||PCI||✘ No||Experimental support exists|
|AVerTV DVB-S Hybrid+FM (A700)||DVB-S||PCI||✘ No||Experimental support exists|
|M791 PCIe Combo (OEM)||ATSC||PCIe||✘ No|
|M792 PCIe Combo (OEM)||ATSC||PCIe||✘ No|
|AverTV Hybrid Volar HX (A827)||DVB-T Analog TV FM||USB-2.0||? Unknown||Beta drivers|
|AVerTV Satellite Trinity (A707)||DVB-T DVB-S Analog TV FM||PCIe||✘ No|
|AVerTV Duo Hybrid PCI-E (A177)||Dual DVB-T Analog TV FM||PCIe||? Unknown|
|AVerTV Hybrid Speedy PCI-E (H788R)||DVB-T Analog TV FM||PCIe||? Unknown|
|AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E (H788)||ATSC, NTSC Analog, FM||PCIe||✘ No|
|AVerTV Duo Hybrid PCI-E II (A188)||Dual DVB-T Analog TV FM||PCIe||? Unknown|
|AVerTV Hybrid Volar MAX (H826)||ATSC, NTSC Analog||PCIe||✘ No||US market only|
- AVerTV DVB-T Express (E568) has a Linux compatible label on the product site (not found anymore) but with licence issues.
- AVerTV DVB-T Express X (E568E) has a Linux compatible label on the product site but with licence issues and need to be patched for kernel 2.6.27 with this tip Patch for E568E and kernel 2.6.27.
3rd Party Drivers
- Avermedia Cardbus Hybrid TV FM E506
Some product pages have a ‘Linux compatible’ label, but the licence in the associated driver that they offer includes the words “The binaries part of AVerMedia Linux Driver is ported from Windows driver and is under some other NDA, so the original source code will not be released.” This suggests that this driver has non-free dependencies, which suggests that this driver will never be included in Linux. Does “is fully supported” in the paragraph above mean “supported so long as you use AVerMedia's out-of-tree driver”, or does it mean “supported in-tree, no need for AVerMedia's own driver” ?