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DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« on: January 12, 2008, 10:45:01 am »
We'd like some input on what DVB cards the community would like to be supported 'out of the box' in 0710. Currently we have the following cards on our list;

DVB-S (full featured cards)
Hauppauge WinTV-Nexus-S Rev. 2.1 ------------ http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/FF_Rev._2.1_DVB-S_Cards
Hauppauge WinTV-Nexus-S Rev. 2.2 ----------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/FF_Rev._2.2_DVB-S_Cards


DVB-S (Budget cards)
Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-S-Plus ( Modell 794 ) ------------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-S-Plus
Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-CI PCI ( Modell 588 ) ------------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-CI_PCI

DVB-T
Avermedia AverTV 771 ----------------  http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/AVerMedia_AVerTV_DVB-T_771_%28A771%29
Hauppauge WinTV Nova T500 (just needs firmware) -------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T-500
Hauppauge WinTV NovaT PCI  ---------- http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-T_PCI

If you have other cards that you would like supported then please post something here... ideally I'd like you to not just suggest 'card X' but to actually help us make sure we have the correct modules/firmware loaded. So if your favorite card is not plug-n-play under Kubuntu 7.10 but you got it working then post here with the cards full description and the list of modules/firmware you used;

- Name of card
- Modules needed
- Firmware needed

Thanks for your help on this!

Andrew

PS The list of card above does not mean that other DVB card will not 'just work' too... but the list above represents cards that have been tested as working ;-)
« Last Edit: January 12, 2008, 06:53:08 pm by totallymaxed »
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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 04:45:44 pm »
Hello Andrew,

I am using Technotrend 1500-S cards. A budget DVB-S card working out of the box for Debian 4.0 (with kernel 2.6.18-5), so should not cause any kind of a problem. Another one I recently acquired is a Technotrend 1500-C card. Unfortunately, I can't test it at the moment, due to lack of cable in my house.

I have another DVB-S card, which I can't get to work at all. It is a TechniSat SkyStar 2 TV, a budget card DVB-S. The name is misleading, as it uses a different design, than previous SkyStar 2s :-(. It seems the SkyStar 2 with a metal box are working, the once without a metal box are not supported under Linux at the moment. At least according to the DVB wiki.

Hope this information helps.

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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 06:33:16 pm »
i'm using the Terrateg Cinergy T XS Hybrid with the em28xx driver from Markus Rechberger with the available firmware:
[   46.416000] em28xx v4l2 driver version 0.0.1 loaded
[   46.416000] em28xx new video device (0ccd:0042): interface 0, class 255
[...]
[   46.848000] Loading base firmware: xc3028_init0.i2c.fw
[   47.840000] Loading default analogue TV settings: xc3028_BG_PAL_A2_A.i2c.fw
[   48.032000] Loading base firmware: xc3028_8MHz_init0.i2c.fw
[   49.072000] Loading specific dtv settings: xc3028_DTV6_ATSC_2620.i2c.fw
[   81.872000] Loading specific dtv settings: xc3028_DTV8_2633.i2c.fw

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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 09:25:29 pm »
Hello,

I am currently working on a low-noise HTPC with HD-Support - a project on the german site www.tomshardware.de - to use as a MD with LinuxMCE.
The featured DVB-Card is the KNC One TV-Station DVB-S2 -> http://www.knc1.com/d/produkte/digital_dvb_s2_plus.htm

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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2008, 11:11:28 pm »
Andrew,

I'd like to see support for the Twinhan budget cards..
VP 1020, VP1022, VP 102C, etc (I have them all)

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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 01:16:04 am »
Hello,

I am currently working on a low-noise HTPC with HD-Support - a project on the german site www.tomshardware.de - to use as a MD with LinuxMCE.
The featured DVB-Card is the KNC One TV-Station DVB-S2 -> http://www.knc1.com/d/produkte/digital_dvb_s2_plus.htm

greets Heiermann


Hi Heiermann,

Can you post a message here listing the modules & firmware you use with the KNC One TV-Station DVB-S2?

Thanks

Andrew
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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 11:46:47 am »
Hi Andrew,

the KNC1 DVB-S2 ist currently listed with "experimental support". ( http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_PCI_Cards )
With VDR the TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-3200 is the most used card (with FFmpeg-Patch HD-Signals work - like posted in the vdr-forum)
http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?postid=665758#post665758

For this reason it makes more sense to support the TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-3200

In my current VDR-Machine is a TechnoTrend S-2300 - al Full-Featured-Card with natice support from VDR.

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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008, 12:22:09 pm »
Hi Andrew,

the KNC1 DVB-S2 ist currently listed with "experimental support". ( http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_PCI_Cards )
With VDR the TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-3200 is the most used card (with FFmpeg-Patch HD-Signals work - like posted in the vdr-forum)
http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?postid=665758#post665758

For this reason it makes more sense to support the TechnoTrend TT-budget S2-3200

In my current VDR-Machine is a TechnoTrend S-2300 - al Full-Featured-Card with natice support from VDR.

regards
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Thanks Heiermann,

Its sounds like the DVB_S2 cards are as you suggest the the right one to go with.

So to support the DVB_S2 PCI cards it looks like we need the following modules loaded;

stb6100
stb0899
saa7146
lnbp21
budget-ci

It appears that the Kubuntu Kernel - 2.6.22-14-generic does not have modules stb6100, stb0899 or budget-ci loaded by default. Module budget-ci can be modprobe'd in ok but the other two are not there as standard and must be built. It also appears that the DVB_S2 PCI cards do not need any firmware loaded.

Does all of the above seem correct to you?

Thanks in advance for your help with the above. Much appreciated.

Andrew
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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2008, 12:35:16 pm »
i'm using the Terrateg Cinergy T XS Hybrid with the em28xx driver from Markus Rechberger with the available firmware:
[   46.416000] em28xx v4l2 driver version 0.0.1 loaded
[   46.416000] em28xx new video device (0ccd:0042): interface 0, class 255
[...]
[   46.848000] Loading base firmware: xc3028_init0.i2c.fw
[   47.840000] Loading default analogue TV settings: xc3028_BG_PAL_A2_A.i2c.fw
[   48.032000] Loading base firmware: xc3028_8MHz_init0.i2c.fw
[   49.072000] Loading specific dtv settings: xc3028_DTV6_ATSC_2620.i2c.fw
[   81.872000] Loading specific dtv settings: xc3028_DTV8_2633.i2c.fw

best regards,
Hari

Hi Hari,

Since you already have this card working can you provide the em28xx driver and the firmware?

Thanks

Andrew
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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2008, 01:36:56 pm »
I've just bought the TechnoTrend 2300 (have not received it yet though) so i'd like to nominate it for inclusion... (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_PCI_Cards).

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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2008, 02:19:58 pm »
I've just bought the TechnoTrend 2300 (have not received it yet though) so i'd like to nominate it for inclusion... (http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_PCI_Cards).

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Hi Jester,

Its not clear to me what modules etc are requires to support the 2300. Can you help? Or once you get your card do some tests under Kubunto 7.10 and let us know whats needed?

Thanks

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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2008, 04:23:24 pm »
Hi Andrew,
I'm not really that linux/linuxMCE savvy, but I'll give it a go as soon as i get the card... maybe you can give me some pointers as to what you'd like to know and see tested.

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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2008, 05:16:42 pm »
Andrew,
I've managed to get the freecom DVB-T USB tuner http://www.freecom.com/ecproduct_detail.asp?id=2234 up and running in vdr.
I used the driver available here http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices#Freecom_rev_4_DVB-T_USB_2.0_tuner
USB id of my device 14aa:0160 matched so no src hacking required.

Only tuned it in last night, viewing and recording is the next hurdle  ;)

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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2008, 11:50:51 pm »
Andrew,
I've managed to get the freecom DVB-T USB tuner http://www.freecom.com/ecproduct_detail.asp?id=2234 up and running in vdr.
I used the driver available here http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T_USB_Devices#Freecom_rev_4_DVB-T_USB_2.0_tuner
USB id of my device 14aa:0160 matched so no src hacking required.

Only tuned it in last night, viewing and recording is the next hurdle  ;)

-Coley.


Great... please test it for a few days to confirm all is ok and then give us an update.
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Re: DVB Card support in LinuxMCE-0710
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2008, 09:19:56 am »
Andrew,

I'd like to see support for the Twinhan budget cards..
VP 1020, VP1022, VP 102C, etc (I have them all)

Regards,

Dan

I hope this is in right topic!

I have a Twinhan DTV Mini Cab (w/o CI) DVB-C card.
The card is working to see tv channels, but if a want to scan for channels whit it, it don't find anything.
To get this working i need to uncoment line 1360 in kernel-<version>/drivers/media/dvb/bt8xx/dst.c that reads
Code: [Select]
!(state->dst_type == DST_TYPE_IS_CABLE) &&

and then make new kernel.
I have tried to do this in LinuxMCE the Ubuntu way, but i allways fail when it reboots the new kernel. To get it up and running again i need to reinstall LinuxMCE...

The question i have is:
How do i compile kernel for LinuxMCE whit this "fix" and get it working?

Thanx
/Mami
« Last Edit: April 12, 2008, 09:23:37 am by mami »