I got my pcHDTV 5500 card back from Jason last night, and I’ve been playing around with it today with little success. Naturally, he got it working the first time.
Unfortunately, this is one of those areas where there is very little documentation, or where there is some, it’s disjointed or doesn’t explain what’s happening, so I’m completely lost. I’m trying out the 2.6.18 kernel, since the card drivers are included in it for that release. Everything looks like it’s loading okay, but I can’t for the life of me figure out how to actually watch TV — either in HD or NTSC.
The driver evolution is a little confusing too. Apparently it’s both a v4l device and a dvb one. I think the NTSC one is the v4l driver, but I can’t be sure.
Looking at the forums, it appears that this thing already works natively with MPlayer’s dvb support. I’m not sure about that one, since I can’t confirm I’m doing anything right.
Ah well, it’s gonna be a fun little project figuring this all out for TV Tuner #4. Once I do, I’ll write some documentation.