[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HD-PVR2 / Colossus2 support

Dan Wilga mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Mon Mar 5 15:19:02 UTC 2018


On 3/5/18 10:09 AM, John P Poet wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 7:53 AM John P Poet <jppoet at gmail.com 
> <mailto:jppoet at gmail.com>> wrote:
>
>     On Mon, Mar 5, 2018 at 7:35 AM Dan Wilga
>     <mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
>     <mailto:mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu>> wrote:
>
>         On 3/2/18 3:20 PM, John P Poet wrote:
>>
>>         On Thu, Mar 1, 2018 at 6:27 AM Rajil Saraswat
>>         <rajil.s at gmail.com <mailto:rajil.s at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>
>>             On 02/28/2018 06:06 PM, John P Poet wrote:
>>>             For those asking for HD-PVR2 support, there is finally
>>>             something you can try:
>>>
>>>             https://github.com/jpoet/HauppaugeUSB
>>>
>>>             John
>>>
>>>
>>             This is awesome news. Does this support the Colossus 2
>>             PCIe card
>>             (http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/products/data_colossus2.html)?
>>
>>
>>         Yes, it supports the Colossus2.  Do read the Trouble Shooting
>>         section, though.
>         Hi John,
>
>         Thanks for all of your work on this. I'm sure it will make a
>         lot of people very happy. Two questions, though:
>
>         1.  Just to confirm, because your answer implies that you may
>         not be answering the correct question: Does your modified
>         driver work with the *PCIe* card version of the Colossus 2?
>
>
>     I was not aware that Hauppauge made a non-PCIe version of the
>     Colossus 2.  Can you give me more information about it?  Maybe a
>     URL to their production page for it?
>
>
> Oh, I bet I know why you are confused.   Physically, the Colossus 2 is 
> a PCIe card.  Logically, it is USB.  What Hauppauge did, was take the 
> HD-PVR, throw it onto a PCIe card, and add a USB bridge chip.  As far 
> as Linux is concerned, it is just another USB device.
>
Yes, that explains it! Thank you for your patience, and for figuring 
this out.

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