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 antenne|
|AVerTV DVT-T USB 2.0 (A800)||DVB-T||USB 2.0||Yes||Comes with a tiny antenne|
|AVerTV DVB-T (A761)||DVB-T||PCI||Yes|
|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||No||Experimental support exists|
|AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI (A16AR)||DVB-T||PCI||Yes|
|AVerTV Hybrid+FM Cardbus (E506R)||DVB-T||Cardbus||No||Experimental support exists|
|AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Express Slim HC81R||DVB-T Analog TV ATSC PAL FM Digital Radio||Express Card||No||Many features - Very compact - Gets extremely hot|
|AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid NanoExpress (HC82)||?|
|AVerMedia AVerTV Speedy Hybrid PCI-E||DVB-T Analog TV ATSC PAL FM Digital Radio||PCI-E||Partialy|
|AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Express (A577)||DVB-T Analog TV FM Digital Radio||Express Card||No||Many features - Very compact|
|AVerTVHD MCE A180||ATSC||PCI||Yes|
|AVerTV Combo PCIe (M780)||ATSC||PCIe||No|
|AVerTV Volar (A868R)||ATSC||USB 2.0||No|
|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||?||Beta drivers|
- AVerMedia AVerTV Combo PCIe (M780) (unsupported)
- AVerMedia M791 PCIe Combo (OEM) (unsupported)
- AVerMedia M792 PCIe Combo (OEM) (unsupported)
- AVerMedia AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E (H788) (unsupported)
- AVerTV Hybrid Volar MAX (H826) (unsupported)
- AVerTV DVB-T USB 2.0 (A800) has a Linux compatible label on the product site and is fully supported via the Open Source DiBUSB Linux driver.
- 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” ?