[linux-dvb] Hauppauge WinTV HVR 3000 Questions

Steven Toth stoth at hauppauge.com
Tue Nov 21 16:48:05 CET 2006

Robert Longbottom wrote:
> Hi all,
> I've bought myself an HVR3000 card (tri mode analog / DVB-T / DVB-S) and 
> I've been trying to get it to work under linux.
> I been trying to get the analog TV to work first (I don't have DVB-T or 
> DVB-S (yet))  I've kind of got a picture out of it and the tuner working 
> but no audio (I just get static noise when recording).  The tuner / 
> picture only work if I boot into Windows first and I have to rmmod tuner 
> and modprobe tuner after boot to get the tuner to work.
> I get the impression I'm missing something really obvious, but I can't 
> for the life in me work out what it is.  So the 3 problems are:
> 1) The tuner problem is like the card needs to be switched from DVB mode 
> to analog mode as part of the tuning and this isn't happening - this 
> could be the tools I'm using... ?
> 2) The audio problem - I don't know.  I think I have the correct module 
> loaded (cx88_alsa) and I have an extra dsp device for recording from, 
> but I just get static noise when recording.  I'm kind of guessing this 
> might be related to the tuning problem??
> 3) The fact I have to rmmod tuner && modprobe tuner after boot is 
> something to do with the fact that tuner gets loaded before the cxx 
> modules for the HVR3000  - this must be because I have the old bttv card 
> in and this gets detected first and then tuner module doesn't pickup the 
> extra tuner on the HVR when it's drivers get loaded.  I can live with 
> this for now so long as I can get the other stuff working ;-)
> I've been testing using xawtv and mythtv and I have an old Hauppauge 
> analog tuner card (bttv) that is working ok.
> I'm running Gentoo linux with kernel 2.6.18 and I've downloaded and 
> complied the latest drivers from linuxtv.org
> What info can I post to get some help finding out what's wrong?  (I've 
> posted everything I can think of below in the hope that someone can 
> point me in the right direction :-)  )
> I've just subscribed to the list so be gentle!
Hi, Welcome! :)

try this:


they are not ready for merging into the mainline and are proof of 
concept patches to handle multiple DVB frontends on a single shared 
transport bus. They worked fairly reliably last I tried, although they 
need to cleanup and sanity checks before any merge could occur.

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Good Luck!



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