[mythtv-users] HD-PVR. Anyone received one yet?

Ken Scales kscales at xplornet.com
Mon Jun 2 17:04:36 UTC 2008

Mark Hutchinson wrote:
> I see that some SageTV users are now receiving and using the new 
> Hauppauge HD-PVR 1212 device.
> I am just curious if any Myth Users have received one yet?  I know it is 
> not supported yet, but I would be interested to know what the device 
> looks like on the USB bus and such.  Lets hope the IVTV team can get one 
> going soon.  Anyone seen anything from them on testing or related 
> development?
Mine is supposed to ship today or tomorrow (to Canada, so it will take a 
couple of extra days for customs processing).

I'm not so sure that the IVTV team (Hans, etc.) will be handing this 
one, as it is significantly different from the other PVRxx0 cards.

If anyone knows who is working on the support, I'd like to volunteer to 
help with the testing -- perhaps this is one opportunity for me to help 
pay back the community for 4 years of using MythTV.

I'm a long-time Linux user, and more comfortable with the command line 
than many of the GUIs <g>. I'm not by any means a Linux "guru". but my 
desktop, laptop, and of course MythTV FE/BE all are running Linux as 
their primary OS.

My desktop is a Core2 Q6600, which I set up with 4 bootable partitions 
so that I could play with various distributions.  I also have VMware 
Workstation 6.0, so I would be able to set up multiple virtual machines 
to test different configurations (Myth 0.21.x, Linux 2.6.x, 
Mythdora/Mythbuntu/Knoppmyth, etc.) My HD source is an ExpressVU 9242 (= 
Dish VIP622) DVR, which can be configured to output 1080i, 720p, 480i, 
etc., so I would be able to test various capture modes, and re-use a 
specific recording for repeated comparisons. And, most importantly, I'll 
have a HD-PVR 1212...

I'd need some set-up time to get the environment configured, of course 
(CVS or equiv versions of ffmpeg for h.264, MythTV, etc.).

Please contact me directly if I can help.

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