[mythtv-users] Pre-sales open for HD-PVR
Michael T. Dean
mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Tue Apr 8 01:15:33 UTC 2008
On 04/07/2008 07:58 PM, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> Brad DerManouelian writes:
>> Mark Hutchinson wrote:
>>> If anyone can suggest a method for getting a qualified developer
>>> involved, I would be happy to donate to get them a free device.
>> I'm willing to purchase one outright for a developer who wants to add
>> support and doesn't have the means of getting one themselves. Contact
>> me off-list.
> MythTV itself shouldn't really care much about the video hardware. It
> just reads an MPEG stream from /dev/video?. The only difference with
> the HD PVR would be, presumably, the resolution of the MPEG stream.
> The heavy lifting probably needs to be done by the kernel IVTV driver,
> and the video4linux subsystem. Once there's a working video4linux
> kernel driver for the HD PVR, MythTV should just work. Perhaps there
> might be some new video ioctls to add.
> The existing IVTV driver is maintained by Hans Verkuil, and his
> contact info in the sources. If he's interested in hacking it, there's
> no reason to chip in just for one card for Hans. There's certainly
> some merits in throwing a bunch of them, in the same box, and give
> them all a good thrashing…
Though I doubt this would be ivtv as I'm pretty sure it's not using
Conexant's CX2341(5|6). If it is, I'm really impressed with Hauppauge's
ability to work beyond the specs.
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