AVerMedia

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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.

Analog Devices

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.


Digital Devices

DVB Devices sold by AVerMedia
Model Standard Interface Supported Comments
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 Yes Tested on Fedora-11-i386 with 0.07 beta driver from Avermedia. Did not install on RHEL-5.3-i386 with kernel-2.6.18.128.
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
AVerMedia A301 DVB-T, PAL, ATSC, NTSC  ? ~ Partial DVB-T works with the AVerTV Hybrid+FM Volar A828 Linux driver. You can download the Beta driver for Linux 64 bit and Linux 32 bit.
  • AVerTV DVB-T Express (E568) has a Linux compatible label on the product site (not found anymore) but with licence issues.

3rd Party Drivers

In progress:

Licence issues

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” ?

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