[linux-dvb] hvr-1800 status?

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Mon Nov 5 23:39:06 CET 2007

Randall Stewart wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----
> From: Steven Toth <stoth at linuxtv.org>
> To: Randall Stewart <rstewartmailacct at yahoo.com>
> Cc: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> Sent: Monday, November 5, 2007 1:37:05 PM
> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] hvr-1800 status?
> Randall Stewart wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> Would this apply to the hvr-1600 also?  I've got both the hvr-1800 and 1600 in two different HP media boxes running Vista.
> Hi,
> No.
> Please comment/reply in the correct place, either at the end of the 
> email or inline if you're referencing someone's comment.
>> Thanks
>> ----- Original Message ----
>> From: Steven Toth <stoth at linuxtv.org>
>> To: cromworshipper-linuxdvb at yahoo.com
>> Cc: linux-dvb at linuxtv.org; Michael Krufky <mkrufky at linuxtv.org>
>> Sent: Monday, November 5, 2007 9:02:27 AM
>> Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] hvr-1800 status?
>> Michael Krufky wrote:
>>> cromworshipper-linuxdvb at yahoo.com wrote:
>>>> I just picked up this card and I'm looking forward to trying it.  I run Fedora 7 x86_64 2.6.23-1.10.  I guess I'll try the steps as described at http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/How_to_install_DVB_device_drivers and see how it goes.
>>>> How close are we to getting NTSC to work?  Do I need firmware for this card?
>>>> Advice and pointers welcome.
>>> Funny that you should ask about analog mode NTSC just a week or two after we've confirmed that QAM works.  (ATSC has always worked, QAM needed a small patch to fix).
>>> The NTSC tuner is already supported, but the cx23885 bridge driver does not yet support analog mode.
>>> I don't know how long that will take, but it shouldn't be too far off.
>>> You don't need any firmware for the hvr1800.
>>> Regards,
>>> Mike
>> The cx23885 has a modified version of the cx25840 a/v decoder inside it. 
>> It uses different firmware than the normal cx25840 driver already 
>> present in Linux. As such, to support analog, I also have to push some 
>> patches into that driver for the differing registers (and firmware).
>> Analog preview and analog encoder running well in lab conditions and 
>> they are pretty stable, but I need to spend quality time cherry picking 
>> pieces from multiple development trees to build something acceptable to 
>> the linuxtv community.
>> Soon, think weeks not days.
>> - Steve
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> Sorry for the reply in the wrong place.  I don't usually post to news lists.  Is there an eta on the HVR-1600 support or project schedule etc that I could monitor?

No problem, understood.

A schedule, not yet although a driver is being developed. Any 
announcement would be made here.

> Thanks for the help.


- Steve

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