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 To fix this, I followed the instructions at - 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 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


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

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