[mythtv-users] Avermedia Ultra TV hardware encoder cards

Tom E. Craddock, Jr. sigtom at sigtom.com
Tue Sep 21 09:48:08 EDT 2004


I would say that you need to know what chips are on that board to know 
if it works.  From the small amount of info I found, its using a NEC PD 
61xx chip for the encoder 
(http://www.tv-cards.com/messageboard/viewtopic.php?p=24439). I dont 
know, but Im sure you can research it and find out if its supported by 
any of the current drivers our there.  I imagine, if its a new(er) card 
that there is little or no support for it yet.  Are the Happauge WinTV 
PVR 2/350s that much more than this one?  If not, Id just get one of 
them since they are known to work with Linux.

Tom E. Craddock, Jr.

Mark J. Small wrote:

>Hi everybody,
>Recently Avermedia has released two new PVR type cards called the Ultra TV 
>Media Center 500 and 550.  The 500 has an mpeg2 encoder and the 550 also has 
>a decoder.  Does anyone know anything about these cards?  Will they work With 
>Mythtv?  Do they use the same chips as the PVR 250/350?  
>These things are pretty cheap, I can get the 500 for $132 CDN, and the 550 for 
>$155.  If they worked, it would be a pretty nice upgrade or addition to my 
>Matrox Rainbow Runner G.
>mythtv-users mailing list
>mythtv-users at mythtv.org

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