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Re: 3.5 kernel options for Hauppauge_WinTV-HVR-1250

On Thu, Aug 2, 2012 at 3:41 PM,  <bjlockie@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> Heck, even for the 1250 there are eight or ten different versions, so
>> most users wouldn't even know the right one to choose.
> Do you mean boards that use different chips?
> I hate it when manufacturers do that (ie. with routers).

In some cases it's different chips (changing the design to use a
better/cheaper bridge, demodulator or tuner).  In some cases it's
because they have different inputs (there are several variants that
have different configurations of composite, s-video, audio connector,
IR support, etc).

As far as the manufacturer is concerned, if there is no end-user
visible feature difference, it's reasonable to not change the model
number and cause the confusion.  That said though, it's a real PITA
for Linux users who think they're something that the web says works
but in fact they are getting something else.


Devin J. Heitmueller - Kernel Labs
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