The purpose of the Omega Drivers is to provide gamers with an alternate set of drivers, ones that have more options and features than the original sets. The drivers contain optimizations, extra features (like OC capabilities), more resolutions and intern
implements Windows kernel API and NDIS API within Linux kernel. A Windows driver for wireless network card is then linked to this implementation so that the driver runs natively, as though it is in Windows, without binary emulation.
Nice little guide to building an IR transceiver - uses the USB port for stable 5V, but includes a link in the comments to a decent circuit diagram that uses a voltage regulator and therefore doesn't need the USB port for power.
These drivers are for use of your TV tuner hardware with other software than Pinnacle TVCenter Pro. Please note that Pinnacle officially ONLY supports Pinnacle TVCenter Pro and, where applicable, Windows Media Center.
A file system filter driver intercepts requests targeted at a file system or another file system filter driver. By intercepting the request before it reaches its intended target, the filter driver can extend or replace functionality provided by the origin