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    Hauppauge Colossus

    I've been running mythbuntu for more than two years now and my current setup contains an Hauppauge HD PVR on a dedicated backend as well as two frontends. I'm recording from a STB off of Verizon FIOS in HD, hence the need for the HD PVR.

    Now I'd like to record from two STBs and I've found this beauty on Newegg:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116065

    It looks to me like it's pretty much a PCIe version of the HD-PVR. However, I was unable to find any link to this having been implemented on LinuxTV yet.

    Any pointers on if it will work for me?

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    Re: Hauppauge Colossus

    No Linux drivers have been developed yet for the Colossus.

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    Re: Hauppauge Colossus

    Quote Originally Posted by klc5555 View Post
    No Linux drivers have been developed yet for the Colossus.
    And as I understand it, never will be. The chipset manufacturer is not interested in supporting free|open software.

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    Re: Hauppauge Colossus

    Maybe this card would do the trick?
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    Re: Hauppauge Colossus

    Quote Originally Posted by carra View Post
    Maybe this card would do the trick?
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    How? At first glance I do not see any linux drivers.

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    Re: Hauppauge Colossus

    Quote Originally Posted by carra View Post
    Maybe this card would do the trick?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickrout View Post
    How? At first glance I do not see any linux drivers.
    The web site linked by carra states that the card supports Linux Kernel 2.6.27. I don't know if this means that the drivers are now part of the Linux kernel or not, although that is apparently what they are claiming.

    Nick, do you have any specific information suggesting that this card is not supported?

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    Re: Hauppauge Colossus

    The driver they provide is a custom one-off closed source thing that does not support standard linux capture APIs. It therefore cannot be used with MythTV. Someone could theoretically try to write a reverse-engineered open source driver for it or write a brand new recorder for MythTV for this one device, but until one of those happens, the card is of no use in MythTV.

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    Re: Hauppauge Colossus

    Quote Originally Posted by iamlindoro View Post
    The driver they provide is a custom one-off closed source thing that does not support standard linux capture APIs. It therefore cannot be used with MythTV. Someone could theoretically try to write a reverse-engineered open source driver for it or write a brand new recorder for MythTV for this one device, but until one of those happens, the card is of no use in MythTV.
    What he said!

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    Re: Hauppauge Colossus

    You will run into HDCP issues capturing from an STB.

    Id love to have a component card that work in linux(like the hd-pvr) except pci,etc instead of USB

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    Re: Hauppauge Colossus

    Quote Originally Posted by nightwar View Post
    You will run into HDCP issues capturing from an STB.

    Id love to have a component card that work in linux(like the hd-pvr) except pci,etc instead of USB
    Whats wrong with USB? (apart from another box and wall wart?)

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