[mythtv-users] HIPER HMC-2K53A as MythTv Frontend?

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Tue May 29 15:57:55 UTC 2007

James Armstrong wrote:
> Brian Wood wrote:
>> Demond James wrote:
>>> James Armstrong wrote:
>>>> There is no support for the VFD, hipergroup responded to my
>>>> email asking for some chip details so *I* could write a driver. They
>>>> responded saying there is no linux support and don't plan on any. Kind of a
>>>> turn off. 
>> They may not be able to give you any information on the chip. They
>> didn't make it, after all, and they almost certainly obtained the
>> technical information on it based on signing an NDA with the maker.
>> Your best bet might be to find out the chip's manufacturer and try going
>> directly to them. Usually the chip maker's main concern is not to give
>> away "trade secrets" to possible competitors.
> I have the docs on the VFD chip and possibly the processor driving it,
> but not on how they have the usb interface or front panel buttons. The
> processor docs talk about serial data, not usb. The whole assembly is
> called a 'DM-140GINK DEMO' so it seems it is a demo board of some sort.
> I can only find references to DM-140GINK.

USB is "serial data".

> I do think we should start emailing them asking for support. They lost
> two customers as far as I can tell and who knows how many potential
> customers.

2, or even 20, and possibly even 200 lost customers may not mean
anything to them.


More information about the mythtv-users mailing list