[linux-dvb] WinTV-HVR-1800

Barry Quiel quielb at ecst.csuchico.edu
Wed Aug 13 20:10:56 CEST 2008

Brian Steele wrote:
> 2008/8/13 Mark A Jenks <Mark.Jenks at nsighttel.com>:
>> I am looking at purchasing a few 1800's for a new Myth box that I am setting
>> up.
>> Should I get the ones with the IR's, or not?   Is the IR support on linux?
>> I can't find anything searching around.
>> -Mark

The IR that comes with the 1800 is a USB receiver.  I only use the IR 
receive portion and not the blaster portion.  LIRC has no problems with 
the IR receiver.

> If you want to do analog recording using the 1800's on Myth, you might
> want to consider another card or wait until the drivers improve.  I
> have a 1800 in my system and the digital tuner works great, but the
> analog doesn't work consistently in Myth.  I got it working once, but
> the next time I rebooted I was getting a fuzzy picture again.  Even
> when it was working correctly, the recording length Myth reported was
> never correct (1 hour 14 minutes for a 1 hour recording).
> The analog tuner seems to work much better if you use tvtime or
> capture directly from the hardware.  I think Myth is expecting the
> driver to work exactly like the ivtv driver and it certainly doesn't
> do that yet.

You are farther along getting the analog piece working then I am.  I 
can't even cat /dev/video1.

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