[mythtv-users] Good news for pcHDTV folks - new drivers out today

Mercury Morris mercury.morris at gmail.com
Fri Dec 24 18:49:30 UTC 2004

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 22:56:19 -0500, john roberts <homepagez at lycos.com> wrote:
> Good news - looks like the v1.5 drivers were released today.
> I've had good luck with them under 2.6.9.

Yes, I would call it just that, "luck".

Has anyone else had a look at the 1.5 drivers?  If so, were you
brave enough to try to follow the README(s) included?  I am not that brave.

I found three README files, two called README and one called README.ivtv.
These files could hardly be called "complete installation instructions".

John, if you truly did succeed in getting the 1.5 drivers to work, would you
be kind enough to tell the rest of us, in detail, how you did it?

Did you build a new kernel?  How did you figure out what the READMEs
instruct us to do?  I certainly will not risk a working system by trying to
follow an incomplete set of instructions.  Just two nights ago, I was able,
for the first time, to watch HDTV and SDTV on side-by-side TV sets.
"King of Queens" was the program, and while it's not an HDTV Showcase
program, the difference blew me away.

I would love to try the new 1.5 drivers, but not if it means missing the
Packers-Vikings game in HDTV, due to my inability to follow the READMEs.

Thanks for any details you might be willing to post here, so that the rest
of us HD-3000 owners might be able to move up to 1.5.


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