[linux-dvb] TwinHan Magicbox VP7041 does not find any channels

Ryan Stuart ryan at stuart.id.au
Wed Aug 8 02:53:25 CEST 2007


Hi Boris,

Have a look at this page -
http://www.flamingspork.com/blog/2006/09/05/twinhan-usb-dtv-dongle-not-working/

As you can see some twinhan devices don't work. For what it is worth, i do
have plans to fix the driver but i am busy for the next few months so i
might not get a chance to look at it for a while.

Stewart, who is the person that wrote the above blog post, never finished
the driver he was talking about. I have the half finished code if anyone
else wants to have a go at finishing off this driver themselves, just let
me know and i will post the code.

Cheers
Ryan

> Boris Andratzek wrote:
>> Hej all,
>>
>>
>> I'm new to this list and subscribed because I am trying to bring my
>> TwinHan MagicBox VP7041 USB to work and I'm having troubles...
>>
>> But first let me say thank you to everybody spending his ressource to
>> this project!!
>>
>> Here is my case:
>> I try to make kaffeine or xine working with my DVB-T USB device on
>> Debian Etch. Before I switched finally to Linux some days ago, I had a
>> Windows XP running on another partition with the TwinHan-Software
>> running satisfying. OK, there were some drop-outs, but the quality was
>> OK and the channel scanning worked completely. I write this to document
>> the hardware and the field intesity are OK.
>>
>> I installed dvb-utils and kaffeine, downloaded the firmware and copied
>> it to /lib/firmware. The box is recongnized an the drivers are loaded:
>>
>> from syslog:
>> Aug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: usb 1-2: new full speed USB device
>> using uhci_hcd and address 7
>> Aug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from
>> 1 choiceAug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: found a 'TwinhanDTV
>> USB-Ter USB1.1 / Magic Box I / HAMA USB1.1 DVB-T device' in warm state.
>> Aug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: dvb-usb: will use the device's
>> hardware PID filter (table count: 16).
>> Aug  2 20:17:00 localhost kernel: DVB: registering new adapter
>> (TwinhanDTV USB-Ter USB1.1 / Magic Box I / HAMA USB1.1 DVB-T device).
>>
>> nl-lt-boris:~# lsusb
>> Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>> Bus 001 Device 002: ID 1822:3202 Twinhan VisionDTV USB-Ter/HAMA USB
>> DVB-T device warm
>> Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
>>
>> No I try to scan for channels:
>>
>> boris at nl-lt-boris:~$ scan
>> /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/de-Kiel > channels.conf
>> scanning /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/de-Kiel
>> using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
>> initial transponder 474000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>> initial transponder 586000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>> initial transponder 618000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>> initial transponder 666000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>> initial transponder 682000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>> initial transponder 762000000 0 2 9 1 1 3 0
>>>>>>>> tune to:
>> 474000000:INVERSION_AUTO:BANDWIDTH_8_MHZ:FEC_2_3:FEC_AUTO:QAM_16:TRANSMISSION_MODE_8K:GUARD_INTERVAL_1_4:HIERARCHY_NONE
>> WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>>
>> [SNIP - last message repeated a lot of times]
>>
>> ERROR: initial tuning failed
>> dumping lists (0 services)
>> Done.
>>
>> Also, dvdsnoop does not give out anything:
>>
>> nl-lt-boris:~# dvbsnoop -s pidscan
>> dvbsnoop V1.4.00 -- http://dvbsnoop.sourceforge.net/
>>
>> ---------------------------------------------------------
>> Transponder PID-Scan...
>> ---------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> So what can I do? I'm thankful for every hint!
>>
>> Boris
>>
>>
>
> Hello list!
>
> I'm a bit confused about not reading anything concerning my first mail!
> Is it because the question is too silly or the hardware is too old? Do
> you want to tell me I should read something I did not care for so far?
>
> Can anybody at least give me a ping back so that I know my mails reach
> the list? OK, they do - I read it on the list myself....
>
> Thanks,
>
> Boris
>
>
>
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