Penguin

When using Mythtv and a Hauppauge WinTV-PVR350, I can't watch Live TV - the card locks hard.

dmesg will show some errors regarding DMA - I don't have a copy here unfortunately. I was using the 0.1.9 version of the drivers from ivtv.sourceforge.net. To fix this, I followed the instructions at http://membres.lycos.fr/badzzzz/ - this details using the 0.1.9 driver set, a 'standard' set of patches commonly applied to 0.1.9, and another one-line patch to fix the DMA issue. It also refers to using a custom ivtv framebuffer X driver, which seems to improve things a lot.

There are probably other ways of doing this, and there are other patches linked from http://ivtv.writeme.ch/tiki-index.php?page=PatchesHowTo which seem to cover the DMA issue as well as 2.6 kernel issues.

PAL support for Hauppauge WinTV-PVR350

My modules.conf looks like:

# ivtv modules setup
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 ivtv
options ivtv mpg_buffers=90 ivtv_pal=1 tuner=4
# pick ONE of the following two options
# 1) s-video output
#options saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=1 pal=1
# 2) composite output
options saa7127 enable_output=1 output_select=0 pal=1
options tuner type=28 pal=1# PAL tuner
options msp3400 once=1 simple=1
add below ivtv msp3400 saa7115 saa7127 tuner
add above ivtv lirc_dev lirc_i2c
add above ivtv ivtv-fb

The IVTV TV-out PAL page covers this in more detail

--DanielLawson

Nick 'Zaf' Clifford has notes on setting up a PVR-500 in New Zealand.

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