[linux-dvb] Compro VideoMate U80 DVB-T USB 2.0 High Definition Digital TV Stick
baroque at iinet.net.au
Thu Dec 31 09:13:48 CET 2009
> drappa wrote:
>> Hi All
>> I'd be grateful if anyone can tell me if this device is supported yet,
>> and if so, any pointers to getting it working.
>> linux-dvb users mailing list
>> For V4L/DVB development, please use instead linux-media at vger.kernel.org
>> linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
> In the absence of any feedback to my query, I had a look at the driver
> entry for this device in a Win7 system.
> It shows as: Videomate U1xx Digital Series
> The driver was written by Realtek and is version 5.55.828.2009
> So, I guess there may be a number of devices in this series with the same
> Does this ring any bells with anyone?
> linux-dvb users mailing list
> For V4L/DVB development, please use instead linux-media at vger.kernel.org
> linux-dvb at linuxtv.org
Things do seem quiet, so perhaps a couple of controversial remarks will
liven it up.
Several months ago I bought a USB dual DVB-T tuner (KWorld PlusTV) and was
in a similar position to you, just a different model of stick.
With Windows, the job would have been straightforward, as Windows has an
architecture for adding new USB products. A couple of entries in the
registry, a driver for the chipset, and you're away.
With Linux, you've a choice of spending 35 hours trying to patch and
recompile the kernel so that the new device is recognised, or if that sounds
too onerous, wait 6 to 12 months until it's included in the standard kernel.
While I recognise that I cannot legitimately complain, since Linux is a
take-it-or-leave-it arrangement where if there's a problem, I should ideally
volunteer to fix it myself, I still do think that it's bizarre that a
recompile of the kernel is needed. I ask myself why it is not possible to
have a database of devices (like the Windows registry) which can be easily
updated. This would allow simple installation of new products which use
chipsets identical to existing supported products.
[The outcome with my tuner so far.... after a failed attempt at patching the
kernel, I waited till 2.6.32 kernel was available, upon which the device was
recognised, but still can only get one of the two tuners operating. This
will likely be the subject of a separate forum thread in the near future.]
Sorry I cannot shed light on your particular model of tuner.
I will conclude by saying incidentally, that I have been a very satisifed
user of mythTV (with multiple PCI tuners) for the last two and a bit years.
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