<div><div><br>Good try! I don't know if this will be even remotely helpful, but at least you tried. <br>It's really a pity that the support for this card is still incomplete these days. Specially having in mind that (I think) we are very close to have a fully functional driver, as the USB disconnects (without plugin in the remote captor) are really very marginal.
<br><br>However, plugin in and using the remote controller is a total different story, a nightmare I'd even say: system locks, frequent disconnects (not solvable by restarting the mythbackend - I need to do a full poweroff and even unplug the power cord to force a firmware reload on the card sometimes...), etc... Is there any possibility that we get a better support for the Nova-T 500 remote any day?
<br><br>It'd really be "the perfect card" if only this issue were solved...<br><br>Kind regards, <br> Eduard Huguet<br> Barcelona (Spain)<br><br> </div><br><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
---------- Missatge reenviat ----------<br>From: Nicolas Will <<a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>><br>To: <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>, <a href="mailto:email@example.com">
firstname.lastname@example.org</a>, <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a>, <a href="mailto:email@example.com">firstname.lastname@example.org</a><br>Date: Fri, 07 Sep 2007 08:03:18 +0100<br>Subject: [linux-dvb] Open letter - Linux Support for WinTV -T-500 DVB-T TV card
<br>To: Hauppauge, manufacturer of complete TV solutions<br>To: Microtune and Dibcom, manufacturers of discrete elements used in the<br>above solutions<br>Copy: <a href="http://Linuxtv.org">Linuxtv.org</a> DVB mailing list, representing the linux users of
<br>above equipment, and the current developers of drivers<br><br>I am a user of an Hauppauge WinTV-T-500 DVB-T dual tuner card. I am also<br>a Linux user, trying to build a home-made Home Theater PC (HTPC).<br><br>This letter is an individual effort, not reflecting the official policy
<br>of any other group or body of persons. Nevertheless, I hope that other<br>users will make the effort of sending you equivalent requests.<br><br>The WinTV-500-T is a very attractive piece of hardware with a feature<br>
set that matches many of the needs of HTPC builders, especially due to<br>its dual-tuners capabilities. It has become very popular.<br><br>Unfortunately, the current drivers available, developed by individual<br>efforts, through reverse engineering or limited corporate efforts are
<br>still not fully working and are not completely usable, due primarily to<br>disconnecting USB devices or tuning difficulties.<br><br>Such problems could easily be corrected if efforts were made by the<br>manufacturers, both of the card (Hauppauge) and of the components
<br>(Dibcom and Microtune).<br><br>I understand that the Linux users of your equipment are still a fringe<br>of your user base, but please keep in mind that this situation is<br>rapidly evolving, with the growing success of the platform itself,
<br>partly driven by the growing popularity of custom HTPC applications.<br><br>I am sure that a solid and vendor-supported set of drivers would only<br>accelerate the success of Linux around the TV applications.<br><br>Please, take a look at the situation and assign official and sufficient
<br>resources (humans, coders, development hardware and lab, multi-parties<br>communications, time, money, salaries) in order to achieve complete and<br>solid support for your hardware under the Linux kernel. These efforts
<br>wil allow you to grab a reward, the capture of a fast-growing market<br>where you would be the first to grab an audience.<br><br>The Linux users and developers community will certainly be eager to<br>support these efforts and provide all the feedback you may need.