ivtv at iamnota
Feb 14, 2003, 7:36 PM
This is a re-send, as I sent from the wrong address
Hi, I've been searching around for a linux-friendly MPEG
encoder card for quite some time. It seems to me that this
effort is the most likely one to get an operational driver
in the near future.
I've been reading all the docs I can find, but I'm not
sure which are current and which have been invalidated by
new work. Since the SF about.html page is not yet there,
I'm posting my questions here - perhaps they could kick
of a FAQ page.
FYI, I'm looking specifically at the PVR-250(cheaper!),
though if there's any advantage of the 350 other than
hardware decoding, please point it out.
1. Is the tuner supported or is it to be supported in the
2. I've heard that there's a new revision of the card
using a cheaper encode-only MPEG chip, are both supported
or will the new one be supported later?
3. How do I tell the difference when I'm buying my card,
given that the nearest supplier is over 2000km away.
4. Can a PVR-x50 co-exist with a standard TV card, and
can both be used concurrently?
Q2 and 3 are the most important, as I really don't want
to buy a card which is not supported, as the chances of
returning it are really, really low. For a $430 card, I
*might* be able to get them to open the box and look at
the chip to make the sale, but then again, I might not.
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