[linux-dvb] Medion SAA7134 and DVB-S - How?
hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Tue Nov 7 23:33:26 CET 2006
Am Dienstag, den 07.11.2006, 20:21 +0000 schrieb Chris Winger:
> hermann pitton schrieb:
> > Hi!
> > Am Dienstag, den 07.11.2006, 00:35 +0100 schrieb Hartmut Hackmann:
> >> Hi
> >> Chris Winger wrote:
> > [...]
> >>> If I start kaffeine, I get DVB-T to work. Kaffeine recognisez the card as:
> >>> Using DVB device 0:0 "Philips TDA10046H DVB-T"
> >>> Why TDA10046H instead of FMD1216ME?
> >> TDA10046 is the channel decoder which is the "center of the frontend": Thats
> >> correct.
> >>> Why is there no other device for DVB-S available?
> >> Hm, does anybody know which channel decoder and tuner are used in the DVB-S
> >> section?
> > Remember, we had this one on the video4linux-list.
> > It has a conventional DVB-S can tuner, likely covered by dvb-pll or easy
> > to add, at least all questions were asked.
> > The problem was the not yet supported tda10086 channel decoder.
> > This has changed and also no problems with the dual PCI bridge are
> > expected, except Mike took care to disable it ;)
> > Should be worth to dig it out.
> > Cheers,
> > Hermann
> Are you referring to this thread?
> Just for clarification: My card is part of the Medion MD8386 PC, it's
> not the MD8800 Quad card.
I'm referring to Serdar Dere and the Medion CTX925_V.1 DVB-T/TV/DVB-S
> I also found this:
> but honestly I don't know how to aply that...
There are no patches yet, neither for the Medion Quad nor for your card
to get DVB-S working, but the components are likely supported.
In your case there are two saa7134 PCI bridges, which behave like two
seperate PCI cards in the special blue PCI slot.
The 16be:0005 bridge is assumed to handle DVB-S and has a tda10086ht
channel decoder and Andrew recently wrote support for it.
Your DVB-S tuner is labeled as SD1878/SHA. Should be the same like here.
And there were these patches recently to support it.
So this looks not bad, but maybe Hartmut can explain a little, what are
the difficulties with two PCI bridges and two frontends.
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