[mythtv-users] PVR-150 (Model 1045) - $64.99 @ CompUSA + FAQ

Jay Jarvinen jay-lists at 3pound.com
Thu Sep 8 09:41:51 UTC 2005

On Mon, 5 Sep 2005 10:41:56 -0500
Jay Jarvinen <jay-lists at 3pound.com> wrote:

> FYI, CompUSA has a PVR-150 (Model 1045) after rebate(s) ($35) = $64.99
> http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?ref=cj&product_code=316263&pfp=9405sale
> According the IvyTV Wiki, this model is "Very close to fully
> functional(in ivtv development branch)". Many reports of success on
> this list back in May 2005, etc.
> Thumbs up?
> Any reason for a bt878 user to wait? Perhaps this signals an imminent
> PVR-500 price drop? Just wondering ;)

Perhaps my subject line was lacking .. so, for the archive, I'll reply
to myself.

I opted to buy this model anyway, despite being less than 100% confident

My confusion stemmed from the various CX23416 based cards listed as
"Known NOT to work" on the ivtv site. A "complaint" best suited for the
ivtv list, I'll grant you.

In any case - yes, thumbs up, success, it works, it's working:

ivtv: version 0.3.8 (svn snapshot revision 2638)
kernel (ubuntu binary): 2.6.10-5-k7

It is indeed a PVR-150 model 1045 (26032, rev C199), with grey Hauppauge
remote, chips are: CX23416-12 and CX25841-23

The card is in a new machine, so I've yet to install MythTV on it, but a
simple 'cat /dev/video0 > /tmp/foo.mpeg' works great, lirc_i2c (mode2
test) works, so I'm confident the Myth setup will be smooth.

My question: "Any reason for a bt878 user to wait?" Absolutely not, get
it. For $65 I regained 33% of my CPU that was busy doing software
compression (at medium resolution even), and I can ditch the audio patch
cable and mixer nonsense once and for all.



Sep  8 02:02:49 localhost kernel: ivtv: version 0.3.8 (svn snapshot
revision 2638) loading
Sep  8 02:02:49 localhost kernel: ivtv: Linux version: 2.6.10-5-k7
preempt K7 gcc-3.3

lspci -v:

0000:00:0a.0 Multimedia video controller: Internext Compression Inc
             iTVC16 (CX23416) MPEG-2 Encoder (rev 01)
   Subsystem: Hauppauge computer works Inc.: Unknown device 8003
   Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 14
   Memory at dc000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
   Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2

sharing IRQ 14 with my AC97 Audio Controller, pfeh - I'll hafta look
into that.

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