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Hauppauge Specific Release Notes for Amity2/DT (PVR 150/500):
Driver Release (08/15/06)

** Hauppauge Release Info/History...
Driver Release (08/15/06)
* Fixed potential muted FM audio issue introduced in 24201.

Driver Release (07/24/06)
* Fixed bluescreen on S3 (and possibly shutdown) introduced in 24201.

Driver Release (07/20/06)
* CCInDVD Support.
* Optional firmware load delays.
* Fixed obscure, unlikely (and unreported) but potential bluescreen issue.

Driver Release (04/18/06)
* The joyous return of Win2k support!
* Improved DMA support for 64bit Operating Systems.

Driver Release (04/13/06)
* Improved Firmware load time.
* Future hardware revs handle Wolfson properly.
* Fixed issue which yielded no audio and/or video problems on some systems.  Problem was rare but nevertheless possible.
* Experimenting with improved tuner picture quality under some circumstances on PVR500.

Driver Release (02/23/06)
* Improved Vista support/compliance.  Filter pin medium Ids guaranteed uniquen and consistent across boots and slot changes.
* Improved audio initialization.  FM volume correct on first run if this is the first source.
* TOP settings optimized for some tuners.
* Much closer to full CCInDVD support.
* GraphEdt (for example) shows correct pin direction, medium info, etc. for all filters and pins.
* Registry Keys and Debug Output to investigate reports of Timestamps being reset.
* Single 32/64 bit INF changed into two separate INFs (according to MS requirements).
* Significant LineIn Audio improvements.  :)
* There had been a request for PAL-60 support (for XBox users).  I threw this in
  WITHOUT ANY TESTING due to time constraints.  Feedback welcome (irate complaining not).
* Improved support for 32 bit WinTV applications on 64 bit systems.
* Improved Vista support/compliance.
* Support for future Mako Audio Firmware. (not related to LineIn audio changes).
* INF Finetuning for Retail 500.

Driver Release (12/14/05)
* Line in gain adjustments.
* Fix CaptureFilter VideoStandard query bug.
* Improved 64bit support.
* Support for new rev hardware with tuner resistor changes.
* This is the first release which includes BOTH 32 and 64 bit support.
* Additional Tuner Support.

Driver Release (10/28/05)
* Fixed "No Audio" issue on some tuner channels (affected limited models).

Driver Release  (09/15/05)
* INF uses a subdirectory for source files.
* PAL Comb turned off for MakoC (as well as those previously turned off).
* Improve "Resume-From-Standby" time.
* Problematic Macrovision ColorStriping detection disabled (was causing problems).  Fix is in progress.
* PAL-N, PAL-NC working properly (MPEG and YUV).

Driver Release (07/28/05)
* Addresses MCE/NonMCE interactions.
* VideoStandard and Encoder Settings are tracked per graph.
* Finer video format control changes.
* PAL CComb OFF by default.
* Minor Line-In audio change.
* PAL/MCE intermittent vertical stretching fixed.
* Intermittent PAL very-blurry-video fixed.
* Fixed so PVR-500 reports FM support again (broken in last release).
* Improved per input audio level control (including registry overrides).
* Mk3/Mk4 tuner improvements.
* IR Blaster programming improvements.
* Improved support for tuner-less models.
* Driver passes Microsoft DRM and DirectShow Audio Tests.
* Fixed PAL/Teletext support on initial launch of MCE with dual tuner.
* Additional finetuning to balance Line-In / FM / TV Volumes.

Driver Release (05/19/05)
* Fixed PAL/Teletext support on initial launch of MCE with dual tuner.

Driver Release (04/27/05)
* Initial Fix for somewhat rare but possible system hang on MCE Auto Tuner Setup.
* Line-In and FM are much closer to TV Volumes and ALC is NOT in use.
* Potential Bluescreen/Hang on driver unload fixed.
* Internal Production-Level Support/Control for PCIConfig Space.
* Override comb settings per videoformat.
* PAL GOPSize defaults to 12.

Driver Release (03/18/05)
* Fixed resolution change transitions.
* Improved balance in Tuner/Non-Tuner Volumes.
* Better Sharpness default.
* PAL video improvements (more reliable).
* Fixed issue which under rare circumstances could cause a stream to halt.
* Fix intermittent "blurry" PAL video.
* VCD stream Aspect Ratio corrected.
* Improved support for TCL_MPE05_2 tuner.
* Correct Tuner AGC Default values for MK4 tuners to correct "white line" issue.

Driver Release (02/22/05)
* VCD mode skewing Fixed.
* PAL_M support improvements.
* Improved ProcAmp sharpness control.
* Simultaneous YUV/MPEG capture fixed.
* Mako video quality improvement, Reduce chroma crawl and modify luminance for flat response.
* KSPROPERTY_TUNER_MODE_CAPS, once again, returns TVStandards even for FM Mode
* I2C (IRBlaster) fixes.
* Wolfson overrideable through registry.
* Fix streams which stop pre-maturely.
* Fixed "metallic buzzing sound" when switching between A2BG/DUAL to NICAM BG/DUAL. 
* Improved High Deviation FM audio.
* Improved A2-BG audio handling in poor signal conditions.

Driver Release (01/12/05)
* Improved color reception on poor broadcast signals.
* Fix macrovision detection (false positives) when there is no video present.

Driver Release (01/06/05)
* Fixed Retail Radio application "no audio" issue.

Driver Release (12/28/04)
* Improved AmityDT Radio tuning.

Driver Release (12/20/04)
* Improved support for MCE AutoSignalDetection.
* Finetune vertical timing for NTSC sources (prevent potential blocky/jerky video issue).
* DMA Engine maintenance.

Driver Release (11/11/04)
* Fix potential (flash related) memory leak.
* Fix FMOnly tuner's initial tune response time.
* PAL AmityDTs ("tuner1") no longer report NTSC_M, NTSC_MJ support.

Driver Release (10/27/2004)
* Driver requires less memory resources.
* In-the-field IRBlaster programming support.

Driver Release (10/25/2004)
* More registry flexibility regarding Inputs, especially for DT.
* Finetune handling when driver can't load due to low resources (output debug messages).
* MultiTuner/AmityDT Radio support.

Driver Release (10/06/2004)
* New Audio Firmware fixes SECAM AM Mono Audio.

Driver Release (10/03/2004)
* Maintenance build.

Driver Release (10/02/2004)
* New Audio Firmware fixes intermittent "No Audio" problem.
* Fixed VBI Line 23 (CGMS works correctly).

Driver Release (09/22/2004)
* Restore CaptureFilter Input Pin Connection Requirement.

Driver Release (09/20/2004)
* Fix 2 bytes of PciConfigSpace on resume from standby/hibernate.

Driver Release (09/14/2004)
* Improved tuning support for Non WinTV applications.
* Additional crossbar flexibility for potential needs in both Retail and 3rd party software.
* More stringent crossbar adherence for MCE.
* Support for WinTV Help/About Detail strings.

Driver Release (09/08/2004)
* WinTV/Radio does not stutter.
* Improved TVAudio Mode / SAP / Lang A/B/C support.
* VTPlus Teletext Support.

Driver Release (09/03/2004)
* Additional tuner support.

Driver Release (08/26/2004)
* Fixed Occasional Stream Error at Start of Encode problem

Driver Release (08/24/2004)
* Occasional SAP problems fixed.
* Traditional Program Stream-Type supported.
* Retail IR Reset Support.

Driver Release (08/18/2004)
* New Driver (Non-Instance-Specific) Key.
* New ProcAmp Defaults.

Driver Release (08/16/2004)
* Teletext support.
* Default Color Controls work properly.
* Fixed potential bitrate query error.

Driver Release (08/05/2004)
* Audio Noise on channel/source change fixed.
* Color Control Refinement.

Driver Release (08/04/2004)
* More Video Quality Improvements.
* ProcAmp settings no longer get destroyed.
* VariableBitRateAverage mode can now be set correctly.

Driver Release (08/03/2004)
* Video Quality Improvements.
* All installed components are Hauppauge components.

Driver Release (07/30/2004)
* PAL Audio Auto-Standards detection improvements.
* Change to more stable video firmware.

Driver Release (07/29/2004)
* Improved Resume-From-Standby time.
* Dynamic Crossbar (Headerless boards don't show extra inputs).
* Crossbar Audio is no longer muted by default.

Driver Release (07/26/2004)
* Improved SAP transitioning.

Driver Release (07/23/2004)
* Automatic Audio Standard Detection.  (PAL I works in China).
* MPEG Program stream corruption fixes.

Driver Release (07/21/2004)
* FM Audio on Resume From Standby fixed.
* FM/TV Volume levels balanced.
* Default Copy Protection behaviour is "Flash".

Driver Release (07/15/2004)
* Fixed bug which caused MCE to have choppy blocky video.

Driver Release (07/14/2004)
* HSBC settings are closer to normal.  Further testing underway...

Driver Release (07/13/2004)
* Hue, Saturation, Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness settings "Get" and "Set" correctly.
* ECP Info page reports Audio Firmware Version.

Driver Release (07/08/2004)
* Fixed situation in which some broadcast sources would have [effectively] muted audio.
* MCE Copy Protection now works on Tuner Sources.

Driver Release (07/01/2004)
* MakoB2 hardware support to fix choppy audio as a result of firmware disables.
* Support new hcwECP properties HCW_ECP_INFO_Model,HCW_ECP_INFO_DriverVersion, and HCW_ECP_INFO_GeneralString.
* Device name restored to "Hauppauge WinTV PVR PCI II" (with trailing model detail).

Driver Release (06/24/2004)
* PAL Audio works!  Well, until someone proves otherwise.
* Full Hauppauge ECP API Support.
* PowerState Restore implemented.
* Will not drive Non-Hauppauge Hardware.

Driver Release (06/23/2004)
* Fixed System Hang on switch to Radio.
* Improved Hauppauge ECP API Support. Next release should be complete.
* Hauppauge Custom Rom File Names.
* Non-Amity2/DT boards will not install.

Driver Release (06/22/2004)
* Based on Cnx 2.0.12.
* More/better PAL audio support.

Driver Release (06/19/2004)
* Comb Filter Settings fixed to address Cross Color Artifacts.
* Copy Protection Support and Installation.
* Hauppauge ECP API Support.

Driver Release (06/17/2004)
* Ratings Decoder Installed.

Driver Release (06/11/2004)
* Video Signal Status is valid!
* Back to the old Audio ROM.

Driver Release (06/09/2004)
* New Audio ROM.

Driver Release (05/25/2004)
* FM Audio works.
* Front Panel Audio Inputs work.

Driver Release (05/20/2004)
* First Release.
* Crossbar exposes 2 Svideos and 2 Composites however only the 1st of each work.  Next release will implement
  the others.
* FM Radio not supported.
* This release does not install Copy Protection or TVRatings components.

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