Hauppauge PVR-250

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PVR-250 with grey remote

WinTV-PVR-250 MCE

WinTV-PVR-250 MCE
Vendors Website http://www.hauppauge.com/html/wintvpvr250_datasheet.htm
Input Formats not applicable
Support Status Supported by Myth: Uses IVTV driver
Driver http://ivtvdriver.org/
Sound Driver not applicable
Chipset not applicable


Description

The Newest version of HAUPPAUGE PVR-250 popular Video capture card.

Issues and Problems

Encodes MPEG-1 and MPEG-2, but does not decode. The PVR-350 does both.

Ghosting noted with some lower resolution and bitrate combinations on PVR-250 model 32062, rev C185 (cx23416). The ghosting disappeared with resolution 480x480 and 4000kbps rates.

The PVR-250 and other PVR-xxx cards using the ivtv driver sometimes suffer from a DMA problem. In some cases, this results in the card failing to produce any output until the system is rebooted, even unloading and reloading the driver doesn't clear the error. See ivtvdriver.org for more information about this problem and possible preventative measures.

Associated Software

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.

FAQs

Best info most likely found on the IVTV driver forum on Sourceforge. See also the wiki at: http://ivtvdriver.org/