[pvrusb2] First Impressions with a Hauppauge WInTV HVR-950

michael papet mpapet at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 12:51:25 CDT 2007

How did you get it to work?  Hotplug/UDEV did not recognize it until I found
some v4l2 drivers that implement the dvb mode plus specific firmware.  The
NTSC (USA-cable) image was a mess and the autoscan for channels in mythtv
didn't work either.  I just gave up after that.

I'd like to know if you did something different.  I'm on Debian Etch, with
an Intel graphics chip that creates some v4l2 issues.


On 3/18/07, roger <roger at eskimo.com> wrote:
> I didn't like it for the simple reason there was no choice to use an
> onboard encoder (ie. Mpeg2 or Divx).  All video/audio encoding is done
> using the host's cpu resources.  And doing so, requires a 2+ Ghz cpu!
> Yikes.  (And the tiny device does use it if you're still wondering.)
> I just hope, Hauppauge is just gearing up to do a HVR style pvrusb2
> device, and oh yea, pays Mike lots of money to both, manage it's driver
> and it's front end software. :-)
> Another item on the wish list would be using a choice of codecs instead
> of only having an MPEG2 stream.
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