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See also the wiki at: http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php
See also the wiki at: http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php
[[Category:Video capture cards]]

Revision as of 17:29, 15 August 2006

Vendors Website: http://www.hauppauge.com/

Support Status: Supported by Myth: Uses IVTV unstable driver

Driver: http://ivtvdriver.org/


The Newest version of HAUPPAUGE PVR-150 popular Video capture card. Derived from the 250, but with cheaper design (Hauppauge's own statement)

The PVR-150 is considered to be a highly stable, easy to work with analog video capture card with a built-in MPEG-2 encoder. The ease of setup and overall quality has made it one of the community's favorite cards to use in standard definition backends


The driver for the Hauppauge PVR-150 is the excellent IVTV driver, which has an excellent Wiki. They have all the links you need to download the drivers and firmware and an excellent HOWTO for installing everything for various distributions.

The issues existing with the PVR-150's lack of VBI/Closed-Captioning support happens to be with varying versions of the IVTV driver. Certain versions of the driver allow the PVR-150 to produce usable VBI data.

Issues and Problems

Does not produce VBI/Closed-Captioning data. See IVTV.

Associated Software

PVR150 Remote - setting up lirc for the PVR-150

Log Messages

If you see an "Unreasonably low latency" message from ivtv in your logs you should probably read the page on PCI Latency

Installation guides

Usually found upon install.


Best info most likely found on the IVTV driver forum on Sourceforge. See also the wiki at: http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php