[mythtv-users] Hauppauge Announces PCI-E Replacement for HD-PVR

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Fri Jan 7 15:56:18 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 9:49 AM, Jarod Wilson <jarod at wilsonet.com> wrote:
> On Jan 7, 2011, at 7:54 AM, Devin Heitmueller wrote:
>> On Fri, Jan 7, 2011 at 7:49 AM, Mike Perkins
>> <mikep at randomtraveller.org.uk> wrote:
>>> On 07/01/11 05:45, Martin Lynch wrote:
>>>> Looks like Hauppauge has found a way to reduce the size of the HD-PVR -
>>>> they've announced an internal PCI-E card with component inputs plus
>>>> HDMI. List price: $159.
>>>> http://www.engadget.com/2011/01/07/hauppauge-is-taking-its-hd-component-capture-card-internal/
>>>> [engadget.com]
>>> Looking at the picture in your link, does that imply that this card does
>>> *dual* captures? If so, doubly cool ;)
>> No, only one port is an HDMI input.  The other attaches to a breakout
>> cable for analog inputs (e.g. component video, audio, etc).
> Hm. I see a ViXS chip on that thing. Zero Linux support for those as of
> yet, so far as I know. Unless one of you Hauppauge guys has got a private
> branch you're about to make public. :)
> Somewhere around the house, I've actually got a PCI HDTV tuner card that
> has a ViXS chipset. Poked at it a bit a few years ago, then forgot about
> it, and its sat in a box since. ViXS was rather non-Linux-friendly back
> then, but here's hoping that's changed, and/or someone has or will be
> able to reverse-engineer a driver...

Of note: PCI-E 1x, great for those motherboards that have two of these
slots with limited other PCI slots.
I wonder if the standalone unit will drop in price as well. For many
the use of USB is more convenient. But I love the idea of not having
to deal with the USB bus...

I wonder if they will make a dual capture version (ala the PVR-500) by
removing the playback components, which lets be honest, how many
people actually use?...

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