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Hauppauge HVR 1600 installation
« on: October 03, 2008, 02:40:58 am »
So, I am a Linux MCE freak, I love it. I just purchased a Hauppauge HVR1600 because the Myth tv page said it was the next generation version of the PVR 150 chipset and noted that it works, just not explicitly supported. So I thought, "Why try to track down a Standard Def 150 card when I can go with a High Def 1600". Anyways since it was delivered a couple of days ago I have been fighting non stop to get it to work. I am seriously considering throwing it in the box and sending it back then getting a PVR 150 on ebay.

I am posting here as my last resort hoping someone can help this Linux Noob get the 1600 working.

I am using Lin MCE 0714 RC2

Here's what I've done so far. I went to the Myth TV wiki which was about the only info I could find and followed the instructions explicitly, however I think maybe they left out a step thinking someone on the wiki would already know how to do it. Here's the guide. newbielink:http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_HVR-1600 [nonactive]

When I follow the steps everything goes fine until I run "sudo modprobe cx18" when I did this it gave me some errors saying it couldn't be initialized. When I run "dmesg | grep cx18" I get.

[   41.776655] cx18:  Start initialization, version 1.0.0
[   41.776743] cx18-0: Initializing card #0
[   41.776748] cx18-0: Autodetected Hauppauge card
[   41.776787] cx18-0: Unreasonably low latency timer, setting to 64 (was 32)
[   41.776948] cx18-0: cx23418 revision 01010000 (B)
[   42.541636] cx18-0: Invalid EEPROM
[   42.541640] cx18-0: VBI is not yet supported
[   43.250761] cs5345 0-004c: chip found @ 0x98 (cx18 i2c driver #0-0)
[   43.402123] cx18-0: Disabled encoder IDX device
[   43.402246] cx18-0: Registered device video0 for encoder MPEG (2 MB)
[   43.402251] DVB: registering new adapter (cx18)
[   43.533734] cx18-0: frontend initialization failed
[   43.534022] cx18-0: DVB failed to register
[   43.534088] cx18-0: Registered device video32 for encoder YUV (2 MB)
[   43.534131] cx18-0: Registered device video24 for encoder PCM audio (1 MB)
[   43.534198] cx18-0: Registered device radio0 for encoder radio
[   43.534488] cx18-0: Error -12 registering devices
[   43.535961] cx18-0: Error -12 on initialization
[   43.535967] cx18: probe of 0000:02:02.0 failed with error -12
[   43.536007] cx18:  End initialization


It seems like I just need to possibly set the latency higher which is what the guide said, but they give no directions on how to do this. If I could get this thing working I would be soooooo happy. Otherwise I get to pay a 15% restocking fee at newegg and try my luck at finding a PRV 150 that really has a 150 chipset and not a 1600 chipset.

Thanks for the help that any of you can give in advance.

Phil Grace




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Re: Hauppauge HVR 1600 installation
« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2008, 03:44:09 am »
Seriously, if you want high def, I would say just get an HDHomeRun. It plugs right into the network and is plug and play.

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Re: Hauppauge HVR 1600 installation
« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2008, 03:59:27 am »
the HDhomerun looks really interesting, Does it stream well and smooth on the network while running the thin client media directors at the same time?

I might get a PVR 150 for now and get a HDhomerun after christmas sometime.

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Re: Hauppauge HVR 1600 installation
« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2008, 04:13:56 am »
yes. I simultaneously record two streams from it into mythtv over the network without a problem, while viewing from multiple media directors.

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Re: Hauppauge HVR 1600 installation
« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2008, 04:02:18 pm »
Hi,

Was actually about to ask for help on the same kind of thing..

I live in Africa and the only TV that makes sence this side of the world is Satellite TV, except its encumbered with encryption - Irdeto2 to be exact.  Now with the lack of availability of the former Haupauge analog cards, whats the best option i can use that will allow me to connect to my STB via S-Video or Component-IN?

I just wish the STBs had a Firewire port, that would be heaven! or maybe my best bet is buying a network or USB/Firewire video capture device thats compatible to MythTV?

best regards,

Sam

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Re: Hauppauge HVR 1600 installation
« Reply #5 on: October 03, 2008, 04:03:57 pm »
Driver support for the Hauppauge HD-PVR is pending. It works in a very alpha form at the moment, and lots of work left to be done..but as soon as we have a stable driver running in the kernel, we'll create a device template etc for it.

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Re: Hauppauge HVR 1600 installation
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2008, 05:39:43 pm »
So, I am a Linux MCE freak, I love it. I just purchased a Hauppauge HVR1600 because the Myth tv page said it was the next generation version of the PVR 150 chipset and noted that it works, just not explicitly supported. So I thought, "Why try to track down a Standard Def 150 card when I can go with a High Def 1600". Anyways since it was delivered a couple of days ago I have been fighting non stop to get it to work. I am seriously considering throwing it in the box and sending it back then getting a PVR 150 on ebay.

I am posting here as my last resort hoping someone can help this Linux Noob get the 1600 working.

I am using Lin MCE 0714 RC2

Here's what I've done so far. I went to the Myth TV wiki which was about the only info I could find and followed the instructions explicitly, however I think maybe they left out a step thinking someone on the wiki would already know how to do it. Here's the guide. http://mythtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_HVR-1600
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From that wiki page:
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Support Status    Works with MythTV 0.21, but not explicitly supported
While LinuxMCE-0710 uses a patched MythTv 0.20, so you'll probably have to wait for the next version in order to get that card going.

Furthermore the cx18 kernel module in the current version might be to old as well.
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Re: Hauppauge HVR 1600 installation
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2008, 05:58:29 pm »
I've got the 1600 in a box and ready to send back. I'll go ahead and find one of the PVR series. Will a 250, 350 or 500 work as easily as a 150? I was thinking a 500 so I'll have dual tuners with one card.

Once the HVR line works in subsequent versions of Linux MCE I might get another one.
 


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Re: Hauppauge HVR 1600 installation
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2009, 04:17:09 am »
Try this. it did work for me.
http://ivtvdriver.org/index.php/Cx18
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