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Hauppauge WinTV HVR-850 (USB, HDTV Stick)

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Hauppauge WinTV HVR-850 (USB, HDTV Stick)
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Updated: 01/08/2016 14:12

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Hauppauge WinTV HVR-850 is a HDTV USB Stick, which exists in three different version. All versions are working under Linux, but use different chipsets and therefore different drivers.

Model 65301 – USB ID 2040:651f

This version of the Hauppauge WinTV HVR-850 uses the same chipset as the HVR-950. It therefore needs the same firmware file xc3028-v27.fw in /lib/firmware. If the file was not included in the Linux distribution, it can be extracted from the Windows driver file. After downloading and extracting the windows driver by:

wget http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/HVR-12x0-14x0-17x0_1_25_25271_WHQL.zip
unzip -j HVR-12x0-14x0-17x0_1_25_25271_WHQL.zip Driver85/hcw85bda.sys

the firmware can be extracted by the script extract_xc3028.pl, which is loaced under linux/Documentation/video4linux:

cd linux/Documentation/video4linux
./extract_xc3028.pl

The generated file xc3028-v27.fw has to be copied to /lib/firmware in order to be found by the Linux kernel:

cp xc3028-v27.fw /lib/firmware

(Details about HVR-950 installation and configuration can be found at http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-950.)

Model 72301 – USB ID 2040:7240

This version of the HVR-850 has the USB ID 2040:7240

Bus 001 Device 002: ID 2040:7240 Hauppauge

and needs the file firmware file xc5000-1.6.114.fw in /lib/firmware:

sudo wget -O /lib/firmware/dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw http://linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw

to successfully load the driver xc5000. This driver (i.e. kernel module) is already part of the latest Linux kernels (or more precisely: part of v4l-dvb drivers) and loads automatically:

usb 4-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
usb 4-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
...
tveeprom 2-0050: Hauppauge model 72301, rev B3F0, serial# 4752928
tveeprom 2-0050: MAC address is 00-0D-00-00-00-00
tveeprom 2-0050: tuner model is Xceive XC5000 (idx 150, type 4)
tveeprom 2-0050: TV standards NTSC(M) ATSC/DVB Digital (eeprom 0x88)
tveeprom 2-0050: audio processor is AU8522 (idx 44)
tveeprom 2-0050: decoder processor is AU8522 (idx 42)
tveeprom 2-0050: has no radio, has IR receiver, has no IR transmitter
hauppauge_eeprom: hauppauge eeprom: model=72301
xc5000 2-0061: creating new instance
xc5000: Successfully identified at address 0x61
xc5000: Firmware has not been loaded previously
DVB: registering new adapter (au0828)
DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (Auvitek AU8522 QAM/8VSB Frontend)...
Registered device AU0828 [Hauppauge HVR850]
usb 4-3: New USB device found, idVendor=2040, idProduct=7240
usb 4-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=10
usb 4-3: Product: WinTV HVR-850
usb 4-3: Manufacturer: Hauppauge
usb 4-3: SerialNumber: 4031284768

Model 01200 – USB ID 2040:b140

This newer version of the Hauppauge WinTV HVR-850 has the USB ID 2040:b140. This stick is fully and automatically supported by Linux (at least since Ubuntu 12.04) this was functional using the same xc5000 firmware and v4l-dvb driver as used for the model 72301 (see above).


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