AVerMedia

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AVerMedia is a Taiwanese manufacturer of TV devices for personal computers. Some AVerMedia devices are well supported under Linux via drivers from the LinuxTV project. AVerMedia, themselves, do not provide direct support for their devices under Linux but for one exception (which itself is a case that is quite limited in scope). A dialogue with George Chen, AVerMedia Technologies S.L. director, outlines the company's current position in regards to Linux (Spanish).

AVerMedia is occasionally explicitly Linux friendly, though most support has been written without their input and we cannot count on their help in resolving problems. Most of their cards are well supported under Linux.

Analog devices

AVerMedia's bttv cards are well supported and work out of the box. See Bttv devices (bt848, bt878).

Several of AVerMedia's saa713x cards are also well supported. See Saa713x devices.

Model name Model number Standards Interface Supported Chipset Comments
A169 A169 Dual analog FM PCI ? Unknown Versions B and B1 are listed as card numbers 91 and 92 in CARDLIST.saa7134.
DVD EZMaker 7 C039 S-Video, composite USB 2.0 No Conexant CX23102
AVerTV Speedy PCI-E H788 Analog TV, FM PCIe No

Digital devices

Model name Model number Standards Interface Supported Comments
AVerTV DVB-T 777 A16AR DVB-T PCI Yes
AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI A16AR DVB-T PCI Yes
AVerTV Hybrid+FM PCI A16D DVB-T PCI Yes
AVerTV Duo Hybrid PCI-E A177 Dual DVB-T, analog TV, FM PCIe No
AVerTVHD MCE A180 ATSC PCI Yes
AVerTV Duo Hybrid PCI-E II A188 Dual DVB-T, analog TV, FM PCIe ? Unknown
AVerTVHD Duet A188 Dual ATSC, ClearQAM PCIe No No Linux drivers
A301 A301 DVB-T, PAL, ATSC, NTSC Mini PCIe (Minicard) ~ Partial DVB-T works with the AVerTV Hybrid+FM Volar A828 Linux driver. You can download the beta driver for 32-bit and 64-bit Linux.
A306 A306 DVB-T, PAL, NTSC Mini PCIe (Minicard) ? Unknown Seems to be similar to A301 but A306 includes S-Video connector. Some hardware components: Xceive Silicon Tuner, Afatech DVB-T Demodulator, Conexant video and broadcast audio decoder and PCIe bridge.
A316 A316 DVB-T, PAL, NTSC PCIe (Minicard) No Seems that some of drivers exist but modules are not loaded automatically. Linux drivers for A827 or A828 doesn't work here. Hardware components are Afatech and NXP.
MiniCard Dual DVB-T A373 Dual DVB-T PCIe (Minicard) No Uses ITS IT9135 tuner. PCIe Minicard but reports as USB. Shipped in Acer Revo RL70.
AVerTV Hybrid Express A577 DVB-T, analog TV, FM digital radio ExpressCard No Many features and very compact
AVerTV DVB-S Pro A700 DVB-S PCI No Experimental support exists
AVerTV DVB-S Hybrid+FM A700 DVB-S PCI No Experimental support exists
AVerTV Satellite Trinity A707 DVB-T, DVB-S, analog TV, FM PCIe No
AVerTV Nova T2 A757 DVB-T, DVB-T2 PCIe ? Unknown
AVerTV DVB-T A761 DVB-T PCI Yes
AVerTV DVB-T 771 A771 DVB-T PCI Yes
AVerTV DVB-T USB 2.0 A800 DVB-T USB 2.0 Yes Comes with a tiny antenna; has a Linux compatible label on the product site and is fully supported via the Open Source DiBUSB Linux driver.
AVerTV Digi Volar EX A815 DVB-T USB 2.0 Yes
AverTV Hybrid Volar HX A827 DVB-T, analog TV, FM USB 2.0 ~ Partial Works on Fedora 11, 12, 13, RHEL-Workstation-6.0-beta, with 0.07 beta - 0.10 beta drivers from Avermedia. Tested/working on ArchLinux(i386) with 2.6.33 kernel and 0.10 beta driver. AVerMedia stopped maintaining their driver; it is unusable with kernel-2.6.35. Driver needed for newer kernels!
AVerTV Volar Green HD A835 DVB-T USB 2.0 Yes Since kernel 3.5 and firmware update
AVerTV Volar Black HD A850 DVB-T USB 2.0 Yes
AVerTV Volar Red HD+ A850T DVB-T USB 2.0 Yes
AVerTV Volar A868R ATSC USB 2.0 Yes Supported since 2.6.27
AVerTV HD Express A918R DVB-T ExpressCard No af9035.c + dvb-usb-ids.h source files to be updated. Couldn't get any working frequency/transponder (even with 100% signal strength).
AVerTV Hybrid+FM Cardbus E506R DVB-T, NTSC/PAL/SECAM, FM Cardbus No Experimental support exists
AVerTV Hybrid Volar MAX H826 ATSC, NTSC PCIe No US market only
AVerTV Bravo Hybrid PCI-E H788 ATSC, NTSC, FM PCIe No
AVerTV Hybrid Speedy PCI-E H788R DVB-T, ATSC, PAL, FM digital radio PCIe ~ Partial
AVerTV Hybrid Volar HD H830 DVB-T, analog TV, FM USB ~ Partial Official driver supports neither FM nor remote control. Tested on Ubuntu 10.04. Successfully installed on Debian with appropriate kernel
AVerTV HD PRO H868R SBTVD (ISTB-t for Brazil), hybrid RCA/S-Video inputs USB 2.0 ? Unknown Testing some kernel modules
AVerTV Hybrid Express Slim HC81R DVB-T, ATSC, PAL, FM digital radio ExpressCard No Many features and very compact, but gets extremely hot
AVerTV Hybrid NanoExpress HC82 ExpressCard ~ Partial
AVerTV DVB-T Super 007 M135C DVB-T PCI
AVerTV DVB-T Super 007 M135D DVB-T PCI Yes saa7134
AVerTV Hybrid Super 007 M135R DVB-T, NTSC, PAL, SECAM PCI No
Hybrid PCI-E M779 DVB-T, PAL, SECAM PCIe No Card shipped by Dell
AVerTV Combo PCIe M780 ATSC PCIe No
PCIe Combo (OEM) M791 ATSC PCIe No
PCIe Combo (OEM) M792 ATSC PCIe No

Third-party drivers

In progress:

Licence issues

Some product pages have a 'Linux compatible' label, but the licence in the associated driver that they offer includes the words "The binaries part of AVerMedia Linux Driver is ported from Windows driver and is under some other NDA, so the original source code will not be released." This suggests that this driver has non-free dependencies, which suggests that this driver will never be included in Linux. Does "is fully supported" in the paragraph above mean "supported so long as you use AVerMedia's out-of-tree driver", or does it mean "supported in-tree, no need for AVerMedia's own driver"?

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