[linux-dvb] New Hauppauge DVB PCIe devices HVR-2200, HVR-1700 and HVR-1200

ptay1685 ptay1685 at Bigpond.net.au
Wed Feb 27 13:23:34 CET 2008

I would imagine that is usually to reduce costs. I assume that the buyers 
for the companies are always trying to negotiate lower prices to increase 
profit margins, and playing the various chip suppliers off against each 
other to shave a few cents off the components. If Dibcom refuse to lower 
their price any further, then the company will switch to ULI or some other 

Supply volume might also be an issue - maybe the current manufacturer cannot 
provide enough volume.

Failure rate of the components might also be an issue.



----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steven Toth" <stoth at linuxtv.org>
To: "Halim Sahin" <halim.sahin at t-online.de>
Cc: "linux-dvb" <linux-dvb at linuxtv.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 4:10 AM
Subject: Re: [linux-dvb] New Hauppauge DVB PCIe devices HVR-2200, HVR-1700 
and HVR-1200

> Halim Sahin wrote:
>> Hello,
>> Can please someone explain why the hardware manufacturers are often
>> changing well working hardware designs?
>> Now hauppauge seems to have a new card, new cips on it (and currently no
>> linux support?)?
>> BR.
>> Halim
> You dropped the CC of the mailing list, so I added it back.
> By someone, do you mean me?
> - Steve
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