AVerMedia is a Taiwanese manufacturer of 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 in scope). A dialogue with George Chen, AVerMedia Technologies S.L. director, outlines the company's current position in regards to Linux (Spanish).
AVerMedia 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.
|Model name||Model number||Standards||Interface||Supported||Chipset||Comments|
|A169||A169||Dual analog FM||PCI||? Unknown||Versions B and B1 are listed as card numbers 91 and 92 in CARDLIST.saa7134.|
|DVD EZMaker 7||C039||S-Video, composite||USB 2.0||✘ No||Conexant CX23102|
|AVerTV Speedy PCI-E||H788||Analog TV, FM||PCIe||✘ No|
|Model name||Model number||Standards||Interface||Supported||Comments|
|AVerTV DVB-T 777||A16AR||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI||A16AR||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI||A16D||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Duo Hybrid PCI-E||A177||Dual DVB-T, analog TV, FM||PCIe||✘ No|
|AVerTVHD MCE||A180||ATSC||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Duo Hybrid PCI-E II||A188||Dual DVB-T, analog TV, FM||PCIe||? Unknown|
|AVerTVHD Duet||A188||Dual ATSC, ClearQAM||PCIe||✘ No||No Linux drivers|
|A301||A301||DVB-T, PAL, ATSC, NTSC||Mini PCIe (Minicard)||~ Partial||DVB-T works with the AVerTV Hybrid+FM Volar A828 Linux driver. You can download the beta driver for 32-bit and 64-bit Linux.|
|A306||A306||DVB-T, PAL, NTSC||Mini PCIe (Minicard)||? Unknown||Seems to be similar to A301 but A306 includes S-Video connector. Some hardware components: Xceive Silicon Tuner, Afatech DVB-T Demodulator, Conexant video and broadcast audio decoder and PCIe bridge.|
|A316||A316||DVB-T, PAL, NTSC||PCIe (Minicard)||✘ No||Seems that some of drivers exist but modules are not loaded automatically. Linux drivers for A827 or A828 doesn't work here. Hardware components are Afatech and NXP.|
|MiniCard Dual DVB-T||A373||Dual DVB-T||PCIe (Minicard)||✘ No||Uses ITS IT9135 tuner. PCIe Minicard but reports as USB. Shipped in Acer Revo RL70.|
|AVerTV Hybrid Express||A577||DVB-T, analog TV, FM digital radio||ExpressCard||✘ No||Many features and very compact|
|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|
|AVerTV Satellite Trinity||A707||DVB-T, DVB-S, analog TV, FM||PCIe||✘ No|
|AVerTV Nova T2||A757||DVB-T, DVB-T2||PCIe||? Unknown|
|AVerTV DVB-T||A761||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV DVB-T 771||A771||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes|
|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 Digi Volar EX||A815||DVB-T||USB 2.0||✔ Yes|
|AverTV Hybrid Volar HX||A827||DVB-T, analog TV, FM||USB 2.0||~ Partial||Works on Fedora 11, 12, 13, RHEL-Workstation-6.0-beta, with 0.07 beta - 0.10 beta drivers from Avermedia. Tested/working on ArchLinux(i386) with 2.6.33 kernel and 0.10 beta driver. AVerMedia stopped maintaining their driver; it is unusable with kernel-2.6.35. Driver needed for newer kernels!|
|AVerTV Volar Green HD||A835||DVB-T||USB 2.0||✔ Yes||Since kernel 3.5 and firmware update|
|AVerTV Volar Black HD||A850||DVB-T||USB 2.0||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Volar Red HD+||A850T||DVB-T||USB 2.0||✔ Yes|
|AVerTV Volar||A868R||ATSC||USB 2.0||✔ Yes||Supported since 2.6.27|
|AVerTV HD Express||A918R||DVB-T||ExpressCard||✘ No||af9035.c + dvb-usb-ids.h source files to be updated. Couldn't get any working frequency/transponder (even with 100% signal strength).|
|AVerTV Hybrid+FM Cardbus||E506R||DVB-T, NTSC/PAL/SECAM, FM||Cardbus||✘ No||Experimental support exists|
|AVerTV Hybrid Volar MAX||H826||ATSC, NTSC||PCIe||✘ No||US market only|
|AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E||H788||ATSC, NTSC, FM||PCIe||✘ No|
|AVerTV Hybrid Speedy PCI-E||H788R||DVB-T, ATSC, PAL, FM digital radio||PCIe||~ Partial|
|AVerTV Hybrid Volar HD||H830||DVB-T, analog TV, FM||USB||~ Partial||Official driver supports neither FM nor remote control. Tested on Ubuntu 10.04. Successfully installed on Debian with appropriate kernel|
|AVerTV HD PRO||H868R||SBTVD (ISTB-t for Brazil), hybrid RCA/S-Video inputs||USB 2.0||? Unknown||Testing some kernel modules|
|AVerTV Hybrid Express Slim||HC81R||DVB-T, ATSC, PAL, FM digital radio||ExpressCard||✘ No||Many features and very compact, but gets extremely hot|
|AVerTV Hybrid NanoExpress||HC82||ExpressCard||~ Partial|
|AVerTV DVB-T Super 007||M135C||DVB-T||PCI|
|AVerTV DVB-T Super 007||M135D||DVB-T||PCI||✔ Yes||saa7134|
|AVerTV Hybrid Super 007||M135R||DVB-T, NTSC, PAL, SECAM||PCI||✘ No|
|Hybrid PCI-E||M779||DVB-T, PAL, SECAM||PCIe||✘ No||Card shipped by Dell|
|AVerTV Combo PCIe||M780||ATSC||PCIe||✘ No|
|PCIe Combo (OEM)||M791||ATSC||PCIe||✘ No|
|PCIe Combo (OEM)||M792||ATSC||PCIe||✘ No|
- AVerTV DVB-T Volar (A808) has a Linux compatible label on the product site but with licence issues.
- 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.
- Avermedia Cardbus Hybrid TV FM E506
- AVerMedia AverTV Hybrid FM PCI A16D
- AVerMedia AverTV Hybrid FM PCI A16AR
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"?