[linux-dvb] [FIX] Use correct firmware for the ATI TV Wonder 600

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Tue Sep 16 21:03:31 CEST 2008


Devin Heitmueller wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Steven Toth <stoth at linuxtv.org> wrote:
>> Devin Heitmueller wrote:
>>> On Tue, Sep 16, 2008 at 12:36 PM, Steven Toth <stoth at linuxtv.org> wrote:
>>>> Devin Heitmueller wrote:
>>>>> Thanks for your help in getting this pulled in.  The moral of this
>>>>> story seems to have been that it's *way* easier to just buy the damn
>>>>> thing than to add support for someone's device remotely.  92 emails
>>>>> over three weeks to get support added versus 1 evening to get support
>>>>> working right.  :-)
>>>> /me nods
>>>>
>>>> Better still, have someone give you a device for free in return for help.
>>> Better still, have a vendor give you a device for free and make the
>>> datasheets available in return for having their device supported.  :-)
>> Believe it or not but I'm starting to see that happen, although with some
>> restrictions.
> 
> Well, sign me up!  I would love to help the efforts to expand device
> support, but at this point I'm personally blocked by the fact that I
> have already bought four tuners in the last year, combined with the
> lack of actual documentation which results in it taking *way* longer
> than it has to.
> 
> Sure, I got all four of them to work which is progress, but it would
> have gone much faster if the docs were available to me and I wasn't
> laying out my own cash to buy tuners I have no personal use for.
> 
> I've spent all this time to learn the codebase and I'd like to
> leverage that knowledge more, but now I have to ask myself, "What am I
> going to do with four tuners?"

Hauppauge always have opensource projects that need help.

If you're interested we can discuss off-line, email my Hauppauge address 
and we'll pick up on the discussion privately.

Regards,

- Steve





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