[mythtv] Re: AIW Radeon 7500 and mythtv

Dan Schwarz mythtv-dev@snowman.net
Tue, 12 Nov 2002 17:51:26 -0500

Isaac Richards wrote:

>It's been stated several times that the AIW cards will not 
>work as a combined tuner/playback card, due to driver and hardware 
Not good. I downloaded a copy of the mythtv-dev mailing list archives 
and searched for info on this topic... shoulda done that before I 
ordered my AIW 7500.  It sounds like this is hopeless* in the short term 
given the immaturity of the v4l driver for this card. Too bad; at $129 
it looked like a very nice solution for capture and tv-out.  Now it's 
going on eBay, and I've got to shell out for an NVidia card with TV Out, 
plus the Hauppage WinTV.  Sigh.

(*) I'd love to be proven wrong, see below

Harondel J. Sibble wrote:

>My understanding of the problem with ATI AIW cards is that the current linux 
>drivers don't allow concurrent playback and recording. I have a machine with 
>a Radeon AIW, that I plan to install myth on one of these days to see what 
>actually happens.
Harondel, if you wouldn't mind giving that ATI card a try and report 
your results here, I'd appreciate it!