- a AV711x-based DVB card
- a "budget" DVB card with VDR Software Decoder Plugin
- a "budget" DVB card with a dxr3 card using the vdr dxr3 plugin
- an analog Hauppauge PVR350 TV card with pvr350 plugin. Binary images and VDR CD Distributions are available.
Here are some details about using VDR with Multiproto Multiproto#Tuner_.2F_DiSEqC_.2F_Player_support.
VDR source code repository
Recently there has been renewed talk on the VDR mailing list of creating a source code repository, so bringing VDR into line with almost all major open source projects, which use repositories such as git or mercurial to keep track of the many source code updates. See http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2008-September/017659.html. The original developer of VDR has so far been hesitant to agree, but developers point to a hiatus of 144 days (and counting) in development and the exodus of users from the VDR camp (mostly to MythTV) as a reason to modernise the software development process.
As with many personal projects which have reached a certain size there is a choice to be made: either advance and become a modern open-source bazaar-style project with everything that entails (source repository, maintainer hierarchy, release schedule, good regular communication), or don't change and be overtaken in mind-share by other better-run projects which better satisfy a large community of users and developers.
VDR has postponed this choice longer than most, but it's inevitable.