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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q (TV Tuner, USB 2.0, NTSC, ATSC, QAM HD)

Multimedia Analog TV, Hauppauge, HDTV, TV, USB

Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q (TV Tuner, USB 2.0, NTSC, ATSC, QAM HD)
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Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q 
Minimum: $ 39.99 
Maximum: $ 102.86  
Updated: 02/04/2016 03:32

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q is a TV tuner stick for NTSC Analog Cable, Over the Air TV, ATSC Digital Over the Air HDTV, and Clear QAM Digital Cable TV. The stick is sold under the model ID 1176.

The HVR-950Q has the USB ID 2040:7200

Bus 001 Device 022: ID 2040:7200 Hauppauge

and is supported under Linux since kernel version 2.6.26. The driver needs an additional firmware file to load completely. If not already included in the Linux distribution, this file can be downloaded and installed via:

mv dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw /lib/firmware/

Afterwards, the v4l-dvb driver loads automatically, when the stick is plugged in:

usb 1-3: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
usb 1-3: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
au0828: i2c bus registered
tveeprom 0-0050: Hauppauge model 72001, rev B3F0, serial# 5280879
tveeprom 0-0050: MAC address is 00-0D-FE-XX-XX-XX
tveeprom 0-0050: tuner model is Xceive XC5000 (idx 150, type 4)
tveeprom 0-0050: TV standards NTSC(M) ATSC/DVB Digital (eeprom 0x88)
tveeprom 0-0050: audio processor is AU8522 (idx 44)
tveeprom 0-0050: decoder processor is AU8522 (idx 42)
tveeprom 0-0050: has no radio, has IR receiver, has no IR transmitter
hauppauge_eeprom: hauppauge eeprom: model=72001
xc5000 0-0061: creating new instance
xc5000: Successfully identified at address 0x61
xc5000: Firmware has not been loaded previously
DVB: registering new adapter (au0828)
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Auvitek AU8522 QAM/8VSB Frontend)...
Registered device AU0828 [Hauppauge HVR950Q]
usb 1-3: New USB device found, idVendor=2040, idProduct=7200
usb 1-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=10
usb 1-3: Product: WinTV HVR-950
usb 1-3: Manufacturer: Hauppauge
usb 1-3: SerialNumber: 000000000

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