Thanks for the reply. I am comfortable getting the card seen and functioning in Ubuntu 810. I guess I'm still wondering if there is a device template and anyone successfully deploying this card in the latest Alpha build of LinuxMCE. If you think there is a reasonable shot at getting the card and remote setup in MCE 810, I don't mind taking the pain and trying to develop a Device Template for this card and remote...
Check with dlewis by pm to see whether the HVR-1600 is on his list of TV cards for Linux fund development support and therefore LinusMCE template development effort.
But even if there is no LinuxMCE template you can configure the card directly in MythTV. See this Myth Wiki page for very clear details of what to do; http://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Hauppauge_HVR-1600
. It may well be that with the 08.10 kernel you will not have to install any drivers at all... but if you need to the steps described at the bottom of the Wiki page are very simple to follow. Also I noticed that according to the Wiki page on the hvr-1600 that there appears to be at least two variants of this card - each has slightly different features/capabilities (you probably should figure out which variant you have and then decide if its the right one for you)
All the best