Teardown HD-901T2 DVB-T2
That DTV stick is basically almost same than RTL2832U + R820T reference design, but there is one big difference - external DVB-T/T2/C demodulator. It is also a little bit bizarre as it advertises unofficial SDR (provided by RTL2832P).
Looks like device is build upon some new Realtek reference design, whilst it may different somehow. Windows drivers are near Realtek drivers, but those are still customized (?) for that device. Drivers that are coming with the device, are in a quite bad shape as even standard BDA interface didn't work. Own Windows application is only application which could be used currently.
Initial Linux support is about to go in Kernel 3.13, or in a bad luck 3.14 as Kernel merge window is very near to open. Kernel driver has only DVB-T support at the moment, due to missing external DVB-T/T2/C demodulator driver.
Rafael Micro R828D
|RTL2832P, MN88472, R828D|
There is own 20.500 MHz crystal, which offers clock source for demodulator. TS bus (between RTL2832P and MN88472) is hardly visible. It is not clear whether it is connected using serial or parallel bus, though serial mode could be good guess, as there is no 8+ wires clearly visible needed for parallel mode.
I2C control bus is connected to RTL2832P I2C adapter.
Rafael Micro R828D
|Rafael Micro R828D|
Tuner IF bus is connected to both MN88472 and RTL2832P. Control bus, I2C, is wired to RTL2832P I2C adapter only (RTL2832P I2C adapter is property of integrated RTL2832 demodulator).
Only chip visible is 24C08 8k serial eeprom. It contains USB configuration information, e.g. device USB ID and manufacturer strings. It is connected to RTL2832P via I2C.
Black 3-leg component is IR-receiver. It is connected also to RTL2832P, which offers RAW mode remote controller signals.
Crystal "Y2", 22.500 MHz, for MN88472.
Crystal "Y3", 28.800 MHz, for RTL2832P.
Not sure if it helps a lot but some MN88472 code is available here:ReplyDelete
Wow, I really hope you succeed!ReplyDelete
Please, keep us updated =)
What I was looking for thanks. I wish I had time to help with kernel driver.ReplyDelete
Any news from your project? =)ReplyDelete
I know there is one person hacking with MN88472 Linux driver and it is not me! What I quickly tested (against generated code from the sniffs) I was able to view DVB-T2 without any changes to R828D tuner driver. For DVB-C it seems like some changes are needed also for tuner driver. But biggest part is of course that totally missing demod driver.ReplyDelete
How's the status on this? Is it already in kernel? I've following linux-media list and see some activity.
Can you give us a status update?
Plain DVB-T support went Kernel 3.13. That DVB-T support was easy to add as it is quite same device than RTL2832U + R820T (but without MN88472), having integrated RTL2832 DVB-T demodulator. DVB-T2 and DVB-C support is not that easy as new chipset driver for MN88472 demodulator is needed. Also, writing multimode (DVB-C/T/T2), demodulator driver is about same than writing 3 separate demod drivers. All those mentioned DTV standards differs so much from each others, which means there is typically just 3 different demodulators in one package (3-in-1 demod).Delete
So it works with DVB-T only starting from 3.13. DVB-C/T2 will come later...
Hi is this tuner v 1.3.1 DVB-T2 compliant and working in linux or windows?ReplyDelete
I have no idea whether or not it supports all the features specification says. However, features are highly depended used demodulator chip. Not working on Linux as there is no driver for Panasonic MN88472.Delete
Just got one of these on ebay. Driver CD was broken on arrival, anyone has a link for a more or less working driver for windows?ReplyDelete
So, as I understand it, there is no way to make it work with dvb-c for the moment, right?
You probably saw pic from my broken CD too...Delete
But here is link to device vendor driver:
AMDVBT2 BDA driver build 1118 Release Note
hmm, what you mean about DVB-C? What I have tested on XP it works.
I also did some Linux DVB-C tests as someone promised to pay for DVB-C support, but he haven't replied me almost 2 weeks ago :-( Basically Linux DVB-C works, but only for QAM128 and lower. QAM256 is not working as RTL2832U cannot feed that large video stream. Fortunately there is PID filters on RTL2832 to filter stream smaller, but it those PID filters needs to be implemented to Linux driver. There is two other persons working on it.
Anybody knows is there a driver for this usb stick (or maybe software) to view irdeto coded DVB-T2 tv channels?ReplyDelete
Does anybody know how to find this stick on Ebay? Will DVB-C work under Windows?
Да будет работать DVB-C под Win 7Delete
Как настроить просмотр DVB-T2 в России (мультиплекс-1). Видео и звук идут редкими рывками.Delete
How to configure the view DVB-T2 in Russia (multiplex 1). Video and sound are in spurts (with freezing).
1. Драйвера обновите и ПО http://www.astrometa.com.tw/integrated_en.html тут лежат.Delete
2. Видео кодеки обновите.
3. Какой комп может просто не тянет железо?
У меня DVB-T2 так и не заработал брал тут http://www.aliexpress.com/item/USB-2-0-DVB-T2-HDTV-Digital-TV-Stick-Remote-Recorder-Receiver-DVB-C-USB-DVB/1364928935.html Я свой СТИК отправил обратно продавцу 170 р. обошлась пересылка обещали вернуть деньги...
Разработчик Астромета обещал доработать драйвер. Я не стал отправлять.Delete
Ура. Из Астрометы прислали AMDVBT2BDA.sys.Delete
Проверено в Виндовс 7 и 8.1 (32)
не можете прислать и мне на firstname.lastname@example.org
напрямую с сайтом не получается (ip серый и он в чёрном списке)
Это мне прислали с astrometaDelete
Пожалуйста, скачайте по этой ссылке:
Файл содержится в X64 и X86 папке для 64-разрядной и 32-разрядной ОС соответственно.
Пожалуйста, замените AMDVBT2BDA.sys в окнах \ \ system32 водитель, а затем
перезапуска устройства (отключите и подключите ключ).
Если вы используете 64bit Windows, вам необходимо отключить драйвер подпись:
Нажмите клавишу F8 во время окна запуска и выберите "Отключить исполнения dirver подписи"
Обратите внимание, что этот файл является предварительной версией в целях тестирования, он испытывался в порядке в нашей лаборатории в соответствии с российскими спецификациями MPLP.
Пожалуйста, дайте мне знать ваше местоположение и результат. Если он проверяется работает правильно я отправлю его на нашем сайте и сообщить Вам после подписи драйверов.
С наилучшими пожеланиями,
Могу проверить точно только после праздников на работе (в 30км и там запущена цифра), дома слаб сигнал (45%), мешает гора. Отпишитесь у кого как.
What .ko modules are required for this to work on DVB-T? ThanksReplyDelete
Hello Antti,is there any progress on making driver for Panasonic MN88472 ? i can wait to see DVB-C/T2 working on my stick. The stock driver for Windows is buggy and incompatible with many software like ProDVBReplyDelete
I did some hacking for DVB-C, as some moron promised to pay for DVB-C support, but when I asked money he disappeared. I have no much motivation continue as there is more interesting things to do. DVB-C mode works up to QAM128, QAM256 will not work as stream is too wide. The trick to get QAM256 must be PID filtering, but I was not able to succeed with it for some reason. Anyhow, tree is here waiting for developer (I cannot give much help, so developer should be able to gather needed info itself):Delete
Слетела прошивка EEPROM 24C08 и как следствие к свистку не подключаются дрова. Может быть у кого есть дамп EEPROM а?ReplyDelete
Collapsed firmware EEPROM 24C08 and as a consequence to not connect the tuner driver. Maybe have dumped EEPROM?
I cannot understand fully what you are asking, but lets say that firmware is downloaded by driver and eeprom is connected to RTL2832P and contains only USB ID and some other RTL2832P configurations. I didn't verified it, but that is how those things are implemented nowadays.Delete
Firmware, needed for Linux driver, is here:Delete
and driver is here:
I know you deal with linux drivers, but I cannot find any detailed Windows info about this stick behaviour, etc.. I think lots of people are thinking about buying of this for windows. So if you have links, blogs please share it or if you have any new info please post it. Thanks a lot
The old Windows XP driver I used was in a quite bad shape. Even Windows BDA API didn't work, the only app was that which comes with device. I think situation may be better if there is updated drivers available. I simply don't know.Delete
This seems like rather badly supported device quickly hacked together... eBay is full of this and it's cheap, but if it doesn't work, that's not much of use then. Is PCTV 290e still the only USB DVB-T2 tuner that works reliably under Linux? It's a bit pricy and availability is bad (Amazon tells me 1-2 months of delivery time), but maybe it's better to step in the queue.ReplyDelete
PCTV nanoStick T2 290e is almost only DVB-T2 capable stick on the market that is supported on Linux native. However I remember someone added another stick recently, which was also using same demodulator. Sony CXD2820 is only DVB-T2 capable demod that having Linux driver and it very old... There is some DVB-T2 sticks having newer Silicon Labs chipset, but no open driver.Delete
PCTV has just published a new product: tripleStick 292e, which looks exactly the same as 290e, but internals are probably different. http://www.pctvsystems.com/Products/ProductsEuropeAsia/Hybridproducts/PCTVtripleStick/tabid/308/language/de-DE/Default.aspxDelete
Heh, that looks like a replacement of good old nanoStick T2 290e.Delete
Damn. I was supposed to get a Nanostick T2 290e delivered to me. Now that I've fiddled a while with it and could not get the drivers to work, realized I was sold a 292e. Shit. Any progress with the driver? Would a loaner stick help?Delete
Hi Antti, I just bought the exact same USB stick from http://dx.com/ I was planning on using it on Ubuntu with TVHeadend PVR. I'm from the Netherlands and have DVB-C. I have read all the comments but from what I understand DVB-C is not (fully) supported. My cable TV provider broadcasts QAM256. Any tips on how to get it working? Or should i wait and see what happens at: http://git.linuxtv.org/ ? Great article and hello from HollandReplyDelete
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получил вчера такой девайс с eBay. Установил драйвера и программу. После сканирования TV диапазона (Москва) никакого списка каналов не сформировалось. Хотя во время скнирования было видно как изменялся уровень сигнала. Но поднимался максимум до 8 из 10 на частоте 562 МГц, на остальных (там где есть вещание) максимум 6 из 10. Может не хватает силы сигнала? Раз ничего не распознал? Есть, кто тоже из Москвы? Пробывал сканировать с предустановками для России, UK, France. Если зайти в расширенные настройки (клавиша e), то попробывал отсканировать одиночный канал (тот самый 562 МГц). Но тоже безрезультатно.... Или просто напросто не рабочий тюнер?ReplyDelete
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I downloaded and compiled the driver. As far as I can see the driver is working but the download of the firmware failed.
[ 1838.150421] usb 1-1.2: dvb_usb_v2: schedule remote query interval to 400 msecs
[ 1838.164038] usb 1-1.2: dvb_usb_v2: 'Astrometa DVB-T2' successfully initialized and connected
[ 1846.592630] i2c i2c-2: mn88472: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-mn88472-02.fw'
[ 1846.929213] i2c i2c-2: mn88472: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=18f6 len=21
[ 1846.929221] i2c i2c-2: mn88472: firmware download failed=-121
[ 1846.931121] r820t 2-003a: r820t_write: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=05 len=1: 83
[ 1846.933169] i2c i2c-2: mn88472: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=1c0b len=1
[ 1846.935488] i2c i2c-0: rtl2832: i2c wr failed=-121 reg=0c len=2
[ 1846.937628] i2c i2c-2: mn88472: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=1c05 len=1
[ 1846.939743] r820t 2-003a: r820t_write: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=05 len=1: 83
Can you give me hint?
I did a little bit of debugging. Each time the errors occurs at different positions in the mn88472 source code. Maybe there are some timing problems.Delete
I think ran that same problem few days ago when I hacked RTL2832 SDR driver. I just rebased that mn88472 tree to top of sdr tree and now it should be working: http://git.linuxtv.org/anttip/media_tree.git/shortlog/refs/heads/mn88472_dvbcDelete
I updated the driver and now the MN88472 driver is working sometimes. Sometimes means if the firmware is downloaded successfully then the channel scanning is working 90% with Kaffeine.Delete
Most of the TV channels that I receive (Unitymedia, Germany) are 256-QAM. These are working with many bit stream errors (artifacts). Some of the 64-QAM channels are fully working but some are working also with many artifacts (the same as 256-QAM).
The following log messages shows you the errors.
------- Firmware download failed -------
[ 691.533000] i2c i2c-11: mn88472: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-mn88472-02.fw'
[ 691.902507] i2c i2c-11: mn88472: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=18f6 len=21
[ 691.902558] i2c i2c-11: mn88472: firmware download failed=-121
[ 691.904464] r820t 11-003a: r820t_write: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=05 len=1: 83
------- Channel scanning with Kaffeine, working 90% -------
[ 251.452866] i2c i2c-11: mn88472: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-mn88472-02.fw'
[ 251.948864] r820t 11-003a: r820t_write: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=08 len=1: c0
[ 251.950955] r820t 11-003a: r820t_write: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=0c len=1: f0
------- Tune to channel -------
[ 756.988944] i2c i2c-11: mn88472: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-mn88472-02.fw'
[ 757.544818] r820t 11-003a: r820t_write: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=10 len=1: 6f
[ 757.547988] r820t 11-003a: r820t_write: i2c wr failed=-32 reg=0c len=1: f0
This error still exists. The I2C clock is correct (I measured it with this driver and on Windows), so I edited the driver (function mn88472_init in drivers/media/dvb-frontends/mn88472.c) to upload the firmware in single bytes, and re-upload failed bytes. This seems to work for me (though the upload is slower now).Delete
hmm, did you use that new tree?Delete
I did quite much work for this old and newer Astrometa models. Bot are working somehow well for me. Also, I extracted new demod firmware for this mn88472 chip. It may resolve some issues:
Yes, I used the new tree, and the new firmware. Maybe my device is slightly more bodgy; after all, it's extremely cheap. The upload is going well for the first few (approximately 35 times 22 bytes, not always the same ammount) blocks, but then it fails. I'm not measuring a lot of noise on the I2C bus, but something might still be going wrong there.Delete
Anyways, with my quick-and-dirty fix, my device seems to work just as well as my other TV-cards, so I'm happy. Thank you for all your work on the driver!
I think this buggy I2C issue is still HW related. But there could be some SW / FW thing in order to avoid or fix it. I have noticed demod I/O works usually very well until tuner is first time accessed. Also, it sounds like some computers (different USB host controller?, voltage?, timings?) it works better than the others. For my computer it works usually pretty well, but some others are complaining they never could even download firmware successfully. My computer has also kernel having a lot of debugs enabled, which means it is slower than release kernels, which could be one thing it works. Dunno. A lot of tests needed in order to find root of cause. But there is also some other things to make it better, like optimize register writes (shadowing registers by the help of RegMap). And the last thing is to hack I2C adapter to repeated failed messages, but I don't really want to do it unless all the other correct fixes are tested.Delete
So, if there is anyone having oscilloscope, please take some measurements from the I2C bus in order to see what happens there when error condition is met.Delete
Well, my USB bus isn't the best right now: I'm testing through Virtualbox-USB, which might screw up some timings, but I have the issue on another PC, without virtualisation, as well. I agree that actually fixing the problem would be the way to go, especially since I cannot easily use bulk writes anymore (uploading the firmware takes 20 seconds or more for me, depending on the amount of errors), but I haven't done that much programming, so I was already quite surprised I got it working at all. I could do some more measuring: when I measured the clock, I was in a hurry, and I couldn't find a pinout for the MN8472, so I measured the bus on the R828D. The clock is clean and correct there, but I did not have time to measure more. I should have some time and an oscilloscope available again in the next week or two, though.Delete
Здравствуйте! купил dvb t2 usb mini stick. Показывают только несколько каналов..остальные каналы видит - пишет название и надпись с тем, что идет сейчас по телеканалу, но нет ни изображения, ни звука..изображен какой-то замочек..показывает, что слабый сигнал..пробовал усилитель, но не помогло..ReplyDelete
Подскажите, пожалуйста, в чем может быть причина? возможно нужна специальная прошивка под Украину?
English please. I cannot understand Russian.Delete
I included merbanans RTL2832filter support code into your latest code.
After some tiny changes I was able to compile and run the code. Unfortunately I doesn't see any effect (256-QAM is still not really working). I know that the driver is calling the function rtl2832u_pid_filter() to set PID filter and I would like to verify if the code is correct. Where I can find more information how the RTL2832U is working e.g. I2C commands?
This post is just great. Have given full views of USB TV card inside hardware. I really like the step by step images and it's good to know the product I'm using what actually inside it.ReplyDelete
Any progress on the PIDfilters implementation?ReplyDelete
Benjamin Larsson (https://github.com/merbanan?tab=activity) is working on the PID filters. Five days ago Benjamin published new code. https://github.com/merbanan/nm88472/tree/mn88472_pid_filterDelete
I tried to compile the code today but unfortunately the kernel crashed with a mutex problem. :-( Maybe I did something wrong.
Benjamin wrote me that the driver isn't working yet.Delete
I used the RTL2832U chip in the DVB-T dongle as SDR-RTL Mode S (1090MHz) receiver and read the I/Q samples as USB bulk-in with 2Msps.
My question is can I read the data from the RTL2832P directly after modulation at a higher speed?
Very max is 3.2Msps, but it could drop some samples as it is very near hw limits. I suspect chip USB buffers are so small that even minor delay on USB transfers and you will lose some data as FIFO buffer overflows. When I did some tests I found that disabling chip IR interrupts helps... so it might give idea how critical timing is at that high speed (chip handles remote controller interrupt and even it causes so much delay that FIFO overflows). Also it was needed to use very large and many USB URBs to get data from chip in order to avoid any delays.Delete
I've bought it one but kernel 2.13 says device not accepting address
lsusb cannot see.
What can be wrong or how can I fix it? Any idea?
I mean kernel 3.13? If it does not even enumerate to USB bus, accept address and not visible on lsusb, hardware is totally broken.Delete
ohh, of course 3.13. I was afraid of that answer...Delete
It worked for a few hours.. :S
Firstly pictures and sound were disappeared, no channel was found for new scan, but tuner was in the list. Some hours later the device was disappered as well.
I'm wondering if I can capture a full QAM256 ~40Mbps mux with the T292e, working well with a T290e but having problems buying more T290s! You made a comment before about needing a pid filter due to hardware limitations at QAM256 rates, is this really a hardware limit or does it work ok now the driver is a little more mature?
I'm recording the BBC Ultra HD World Cup test transmissions so need to capture whole mux to be sure as not much understands the h.265 video, the video is 36Mbps anyway.
Thanks for any info.
Is there any progress on the DVB-T2 driver? I would like to watch Doctor Who in HD. :D
Hi. Will this USB stick work on linux(ubuntu/debian) using DVB-C. Not shure if i should buy this specific USB Stick, 'cause the only DVB that I need is C, not T or S. All dvb-c sticks are expensive and I'm still testing and on budget... can you help?ReplyDelete
@Antti: You git tree is not existing... Any new address ?ReplyDelete
Git tree is same, but its web-address has changed because cgit was taken into use:Delete
How can i install your driver in Ubuntu? Step by step ....plsDelete
if I compile this driver which resides in this git tree, it have support fot dvb-c qam 64,128 ?ReplyDelete
Yes. But not very well tested.Delete
This device has got revisited version. Difference is mainly newer demodulator revision, Panasonic MN88473. I teardowned it too:ReplyDelete
I want to use my RTL2832U on a MK802ii. This MK802ii is not yet supported on recent kernels so will not run on anything after 3.4 kernel. Is there available the source files and patch(es) for the RTL2832U for a kernel 3.4?ReplyDelete
Driver has been in Kernel years. Just add USB ID for your device.Delete
this compile works without errors and creates a
but not a
despite there being a bunch of files like rtl2832u.c and rtl2832u.o
and dmesg complains of no frontend:
dvb-usb: found a 'RTL2832U DVB-T USB DEVICE' in warm state.
[ 2040.777066] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
[ 2040.793621] DVB: registering new adapter (RTL2832U DVB-T USB DEVICE)
[ 2040.833115] RTL2832U usb_init_bulk_setting : USB2.0 HIGH SPEED (480Mb/s)
[ 2041.153012] RTL2832U check_tuner_type : ERROR Unknown tuner on board...
[ 2041.166512] dvb-usb: no frontend was attached by 'RTL2832U DVB-T USB DEVICE'
[ 2041.190209] input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/platform/sw-ehci.1/usb2/2-1/input/input3
[ 2041.226625] dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 287 msecs.
[ 2041.251663] dvb-usb: RTL2832U DVB-T USB DEVICE successfully initialized and connected.
[ 2041.267826] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_rtl2832u
[ 2548.427451] rtl2832: disagrees about version of symbol module_layout
so I will attach -v in the Makefile and run it again.
So the make is running:
CC [M] /home/debian/DVB-Realtek-RTL2832U-2.2.2-10tuner-mod_kernel-3.0.0/RTL2832-2.2.2_kernel-3.0.0/rtl2832u.o
without errors and similar so should produce a rtl2832u.ko IMHO.
I found that the vermagic of the module produced was incorrect - it should be
vermagic: 3.4.67-sun4i+ preempt mod_unload modversions ARMv7 p2v8
vermagic: 3.4.67-sun4i preempt mod_unload modversions ARMv7 p2v8
In trying to track this down I have not found the source of sun4i versus sun4i+. Is it being determined by scripts/setlocalversion by any chance since .config and Makefile look correct.
So concluding:Along with some other advice I have concluded that the module is incomplete for device 0bda:2838 in kernel 3.4.x for the Allwinner A10 architecture and the best hope is for kernel 3.15
at some unknown future date. If you can point me in a direction that fixes that I would be very grateful.
I have noted that only some of the RTL2832U devices are 0bda:2838 like mine where most are 2832.ReplyDelete
I have added the vendor:product id to the dvb-usb-ids.h file but still get no rtl2832u.ko from the compile.
Do I need different include files or just a patch for the 3.4 kernel? I have read that 3.7 kernel adds support for 2838, along with E4000, FC2580 and other tuners so maybe this device is not going to work on 3.4 kernel?
Hi guys! I have recently bought this product and I have some problems with DVB-T2 channels. Tuner finds all channels but there is no picture (green picture), only sound. I can record it and watch it later normaly, but there is no live picture. Help?ReplyDelete
Which tree you were using? Driver has only minimal DVB-C support, no DVB-T2 at all. It should not be possible in any case to see DVB-T2 channels nor channel names.Delete
Or are you speaking Windows driver?
I'm using Windows 7 x64. I've installed the newest drivers from AstroMeta site but the problem didn't go away. I'm from Serbia if that helps you.Delete
I'd like to buy a banana pi, and watch dvb-c (qam256) with this stick. What do you think? Is this will possible in the near future? If yes, do you have any guess when?
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We recently bought 2 of these devices, received them last Monday and by Saturday mine was broken. I am quite sure it gave device IDs 15f4:0131 in Linux. I was not able to do much with it in Linux yet, was mostly trying in Windows.
Now Windows is saying it is an Unrecognised device, Linux does not list it in lsusb. In Windows it lands up in the device manager as Unknown device. Here at work my Windows 7 just says the ID is USB\UNKNOWN, but I'm sure at home Vista gave id's of 0000.
Is is possible the eeprom went blank? One of the last things I tried it on was OpenElec. Could that have blanked the eeprom? I have seen rtl_eeprom in Linux, but since it does not show up at all in Linux, I cannot try to write the IDs.
Any way you know of to make rtl_eeprom work on it?
Thanks a lot for all your work on these devices.
Chris (South Africa)
Test different USB ports without any cables. Use dmesg command to see what kind of errors it prints to log. If it does not enumerate at all, it is likely just broken.Delete
I need a little help, to make this thing working on a banana pi. I am using lubuntu, kernel version 3.4.90. I never used linux before, so I am sorry if my question is lame :)
I've tried to compile the drivers, but I get the following error. Could you help me please what to do next?
pi@bserver:~$ git clone --depth=1 git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git
pi@bserver:~$ cd media_build
pi@bserver:~/media_build$ ./build --git git://linuxtv.org/anttip/media_tree.git astrometa
* Start building *
make -C /home/pi/media_build/v4l allyesconfig
make: Entering directory `/home/pi/media_build/v4l'
No version yet, using 3.4.90
make: Leaving directory `/home/pi/media_build/v4l'
make: Entering directory `/home/pi/media_build/v4l'
make: Entering directory `/home/pi/media_build/linux'
Syncing with dir ../media/
Applying patches for kernel 3.4.90
patch -s -f -N -p1 -i ../backports/api_version.patch
patch -s -f -N -p1 -i ../backports/pr_fmt.patch
1 out of 1 hunk FAILED
make: *** [apply_patches] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/pi/media_build/linux'
make: *** [allyesconfig] Error 2
make: Leaving directory `/home/pi/media_build/v4l'
make: *** [allyesconfig] Error 2
can't select all drivers at ./build line 490.
got same error, did you fixed it somehow ?Delete
Short answer: no.Delete
You can try to use Igor Pecovnik's script to make a custom (newer) kernel. Then you'll be able to compile the modules for this device. But it won't work :) Everything will look fine, every module will load, etc. BUT dvb-c will not work. I didn't tried dvb-t.
Good news, that somebody was able to make it work with raspberry pi and the latest, (beta) OpenElec, so maybe it will be fine in the near future. Until then, you can read my tries here: http://forum.armbian.com/index.php/topic/161-no-firmeware-download-mn88472/
Same here, i Got the tuner recognised in TVHeadend but couldn't get DVB-C to work. Would be nice to get them working, bought two of them :pDelete
Have you got a link to forum/website topic from the guys who got it working on the Pi? I would like to follow their progress.
Sorry for my late reply, now I tick the "notify me" checkbox :D! If you find any solution please share with me - us.Delete
Until then check the posts here #823 to #826:
I DID IT :D :D :D :DDelete
Check it here:
I just want to report that this TV-Stick has got an PCB update to the Astrometa AMDVB-T2 v2 version you reported in Naked hardware #18, so it is based now also on Panasonic MN88473 instead of Panasonic MN88472. Case, box and accessories are still the same like in the v1 version, hardware ID too!ReplyDelete
Where did you buy it from?Delete
Also, does it offer good DVB-C reception?
I purchased a Geniatech T230 DVB-T/T2/C usb stick and it is complete garbage, works with very few programs and it is unable to display any cable tv channels even it if finds some (only with ArcSoft TotalMedia)
So I don't want to spend another 20euros on a usb stick that only advertises DVB-C support.
I am on windows 7 x64
I bought one recently and i confirm it comes with updated hardware although the case and accessories are still as v1 http://eud.dx.com/product/mini-dvb-t2-usb-dvb-t-t2-c-digital-tv-receiver-w-fm-dab-antenna-white-black-844283237Delete
Yes this sticks works fine on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1, drivers are fully BDA based, so you can use any DVB application you want to.ReplyDelete
You can get them here:
Chose DVB-C drivers (AMDVBT2 BDA driver for DVBC) if you want to use a different DVB app then AstroMeta's "TVR", which does not care which driver you install, just take the DVB-C TVR version to get DVB-C working (DVBC TVR).
trying to build the driver like this:
git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git
sed -i '/CONFIG_DVB_DEMUX_SECTION_LOSS_LOG=y/d' v4l/.config
./build --git git://linuxtv.org/anttip/media_tree.git astrometa
But get the message: DVB_RTL2832: Requires at least kernel 4.7.0
Using 3.16.0-4-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 3.16.39-1+deb8u1
can you pls post a ste by step howto build?
I had a bit of trouble making the MN88472 work with DVB-T2 using Tvheadend on Ubuntu 16.04. w_scan worked fine but Tvheadend couldn't find any services. It took a bit of debugging to find out that w_scan set DTV_STREAM_ID to 0 while the default in Tvheadend was -1. As far as I can see (from reading https://linuxtv.org/downloads/v4l-dvb-apis/uapi/dvb/fe_property_parameters.html) -1 should have disabled the filtering, but I only got it working when I changed PLP ID in Tvheadend's mux settings to 0. This is with fi-DNA-Helsinki DVB-T2 muxes. Just wondering if there's a problem with documentation, the driver, the firmware or something else.ReplyDelete
DVB-T works fine on OSMC (debian kernal), instantly - with no installation needed - but could not get DVB-T2 (i.e. HD) working with this driver whatever I did. W-Scan comes up empty. The T2 support is on the Panasonic Adaptor not the Realtek, and found it impossible to get going. [Using the latest OSMC as of 12/08/2017.]ReplyDelete
Noticed that many people have said T2 for this Astrometa device works under Ubuntu - My brother has it working fine for HD on his x386 Ubuntu server. Decided to install Ubuntu on Raspberry Pi B 2, (Arm7) and give it a go. Had to wget this driver, and copy it to /lib/firmware and reboot but now HD is working fine - getting T2 HD!!!.
W_scan -X -ft -c GB picked up channels (with Panasonic) on 2nd attempt, not first for some reason.
BTW for others who want it working with the Raspberry Pi - its a bit of work - choose the desktop image - Do not use 'Ubuntu One' - it's utterly useless no packages and no apt-get - I used desktop (16.04) image for the Pi and burn to SDcard. BTW: Am told the ideal for Ubuntu is a Raspberry Pi 3 as its Arm8 - the Raspberry Pi 2 Ubuntu image is not fully supported as its Arm7, despite this, now running TVHeadend 4.2 on it no problems and have installed KODI (which I am having some issues with but I am sure I will overcome).
Then follow advice for the Raspberry Pi 2 from tvheadend website and Kodi website to add sources - DO NOT use the default tvheadend you find in Unbuntu out of the box.
Posted Device ID, Driver below for anyone interested.
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 15f4:0131 HanfTek
description: Panasonic MN88473 DVB-T/T2/C demodulator driver
author: Antti Palosaari
vermagic: 4.4.0-1069-raspi2 SMP mod_unload modversions ARMv7 p2v8
Unfortunately - even though the HD DVB-T2 works fine on a Raspberry Pi 2 (Model B) Arm7 under Ubuntu 16.04, and TV Headend server also works great (you can VLC the HD channels) I just cannot get KODI working....which depends on the GUI. I installed lubuntu desktop on a repartitioned sdcard from the 4GB default official Ubuntu image (it needs a lot of space), and everything works fine but KODI.ReplyDelete
I do not see exactly why Ubuntu Linux can work fine with the HD DVB-T2 MNxx273 driver and OSMC/Debian/OpenElec/Raspbian etc... doesn't. Can anyone tell me?
For anybody still interested in using this sticks for DVB-C on Linux, there is a patch available for the media_build which enables support for Panasonic MN88472 demodulator support.ReplyDelete
Steps to get it working:
git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git
git clone --depth=1 https://github.com/trsqr/media_tree.git -b xboxone ./media
git reset --hard 9ccb87d
make dir DIR=../media
sudo make install
More info: https://tvheadend.org/boards/5/topics/13685
I've got the same device but with a SONY D2837ER on board instead of Panasonics MN. Everything else is still the same. It doesn't work on my Ubuntu with Kernel 4.15 ... only DVB-T can be found but nothing else like DVB-T2, DVB-C or DAB+ as announced.ReplyDelete
same here D2837ER included and no drivesr for it :-/Delete
Are you interested to write driver Antti? I can send stick to you.
Seems that there is ready made working patches for it: https://github.com/ljalves/linux_media/issues/169Delete
I'm using this stick with MythTV but there is a problem that MythTV assumed that every frontend has a matching demuxer (frontend0/demux0, frontend1/demux1 etc).ReplyDelete
As they will not work without the corresponding demuxN, and frontend1 seems able to do both dvbt and dvbt2, can a module flag be added to list the dvb-t2 frontend (if available) as frontend0, or create a bogus demux1 as a copy or that trampolines things to demux0?
Any idea how to get one of these working in Linux Mint 18.3 or 19 ? I have both the 2018 model and one that I think is the 2017 model with a different style case with silver writing. Both report as working correctly via dmesg but only as DVB-T in Kaffeine and won't scan. As I already run between 6 & 8 DVB-T tuners I know my signal and setup are correct. Are there working firmware files for these new versions available ? Also as all these devices use the same "unique" id string how is the Linux system supposed to know which one is which. Thanks. D.ReplyDelete
Self confident and stunning in equivalent measures, an absolute necessity read.ReplyDelete
long range outdoor tv antenna
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can i use it with sdr console or sdrplay somehow and which antenna could be best for 108-135Mhz?ReplyDelete