[linux-dvb] Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS: new Information

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Thu Jan 5 09:55:57 CET 2006


Hi Thomas,

The chip constellation was discussed on this list in this thread in 
November:

http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2005-November/006494.html

Thomas Kaiser (linux-dvb) wrote:
>>> Following chips are used on the Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS:
>>> # Tuner (receiver): XCEIVE XC3028
>>
>>
>> ^^ this is a very popular tuner, but unfortunatly, is not supported in 
>> linux at this time, due to lack of proper specs required to create a 
>> driver... I'm sure some other developers have run into this in the 
>> past as well... Unfortunately, I dont have an answer for this tuner, 
>> although supporting it would open up the possibilities of supporting 
>> many more devices.

This tuner is, as already stated in the old thread, not so easy to 
program. It needs a (quite large) firmware for each different working mode.

Did someone already ask Xceive if they are willing to provide 
information (or even reference code) to make an OpenSource driver?

best regards,
Patrick.



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