[vdr] [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.7.11

Tomasz Bubel tbubel at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 16:01:58 CET 2010

There was a patch for HVR-3000 with was make by EDDI:

2010/1/6, Ian Bates <ian_and_joanna at talktalk.net>:
> On 6 Jan 2010, at 13:22, Tomasz Bubel wrote:
>> [...]
>>> - Added support for DVB cards with multiple fontends. Note that
>>> this only
>>>  works for DVB cards where each frontend can be used independently
>>> of all
>>>  the others on the same adapter.
>> [...]
>> Any chance of using using DVB-T frontend on HVR-4000? This card have 2
>> separate frontends. And as quoted on
>> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-4000:
>> "Multiple frontends are supported: DVB-S/S2 and DVB-T appear as
>> /dev/dvb/adapterN/frontend0 and /dev/dvb/adapterN/frontend1
>> respectively.
>> Due to a hardware limitation, the two frontends cannot be used
>> simultaneously. However they can be used sequentially within the same
>> application. The driver handles the mutual exclusion appropriately."
> Ping.
> I have this card and I am aware that the frontends cannot be used
> simultaneously.  I was unaware of the statement regarding "sequential
> use within the same application".  With even just a little thought I
> can see that this is not at all the same as 'simultaneous.'
> It does raise at least the possibility of a VDR setup config to use
> DVB-T rather than DVB-S, instead of the game of symlinks that I play
> at the moment (manual, one time choice of DVB-T or DVB-S, not
> satisfactory and low WAF).
> I can imagine that something like this is not a simple addition to
> implement but if there is currently momentum in this direction then
> more 'effort' at this stage will be more effective than at a later date.
> I have not given this much thought at all and I am yet to explore the
> potential of the SourceCaps patch.  These comments are really an
> expression of interest in developments of the features of the HVR4000
> (that I imagine most VDR/HVR4000 users share).
> Enough of my babbling.
> Best wishes,
> Ian.
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Tomasz Bubel

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