Talk:Hauppauge HVR-1600

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Plug and Play for Video

Inspired by the instructions on this page, I purchased this card yesterday, and setup was a breeze. No need to download/compile/edit for hours, I just removed my PVR-250, installed the HVR-1600 (74041), and when it booted, all the modules, etc. were loaded. Thanks MythTV/Mythbuntu teams! Running Mythbuntu 8.10.

Setting up the remote was a bit of a pain. I used the guide here. For the remote type, select Hauppauge_350 if you are given the opportunity. Pcbgcode 22:02, 19 May 2009 (UTC)

Latest Drivers

If you do not mind compiling drivers for you kernel then the latest drivers from ivtvdriver. Then you can expect a reasonable experience in MythTv for recording and watching LiveTV. The one caveat is that sound is quite a bit softer than you would get on the more well supported Hauppauge cards like the PVR-150 Hoodlum 07:58, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

if you have a Nvida card you will probably need to add "vmalloc=256MB" to end of you Kernel boot line in Grub per Nvidia

Analog Video

Analog video seems to work ok. I'm going to try and help with testing ATSC support (We have several channels in my area, and it looks really good in Windows.

So far in analog, recording and Live TV seem to work ok. Vsnine 16:22, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

Unknown symbol v4l_compat_ioctl32

I found this error message in dmesg after running modprobe cx18 on Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.1,

[  274.303329] cx18: disagrees about version of symbol v4l_compat_ioctl32
[  274.303338] cx18: Unknown symbol v4l_compat_ioctl32

The solution was to remove the compat_ioctl32 module and force the use of v4l_compat_ioctl32. I hackily added this to /etc/modules,

compat_ioctl32 -r

help with IR receiver for HVR-1600 (sticker 74041)

The IR device did not show up in /var/log/messages or /proc/bus/input/devices.

If you have a similar experience, issue (as root) modprobe ir-kbd-i2c and then observe that CX23418 Z8F0811 Hauppau detected ... appears in /var/log/messages.

Thanks go to (Mark Lord) for the tip.

If you experience that the device loads successfully, but there are no events generated when you press the buttons, ensure that you have plugged the cable in fully. It should make an audible click when engaged fully. It's often the simple things that trip one up. Thanks go to for the advice.

Added reference to for driver and firmware

I recently purchased a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1600 and tried to get MythTv working from MythDora 10. Everything was mostly good except an occasional stuttering accompanied by the error from Myth to the console: NVP: Prebuffering Pause. The latest driver from for V4L-DVB and latest firmware solve this problem. The version of this driver and firmware in the yum repositories are not updated and still contain the stuttering bug.

You will have to download and build from's site according to directions:,_Build_and_Install_V4L-DVB_Device_Drivers

and reboot.

--Jim.neff 13:20, 6 October 2009 (UTC)

added extra references for ubuntu and commented out ( refrences)

I've been installing this frequently and I just reformatted today so these dependencies were absolutely needed for ubuntu. I commented out () references so the code blocks could be copied and pasted. --Outleradam 22:31, 14 February 2010 (UTC)