Artec T1 USB TV Box

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A DVB-T USB device from Artec.

It is supported under Linux.

Overview/Features

The device is based upon the DiBcom DVB-T USB 1.1 reference design.

There are several clones of this device: some have the AN2235 USB controller instead of the AN2135; some use a Panasonic tuner instead of the default Thomson Cable tuner. Most of the Boxes have standard Cypress USB IDs which makes it very hard to identify them.

Components Used

  • Dibcom DiB3000

Identification

Bus 002 Device 003: ID 05d8:8106 Ultima Electronics Corp. Artec T1 USB TVBOX (warm)
Device Descriptor:
 bLength                18
 bDescriptorType         1
 bcdUSB               1.00
 bDeviceClass            0 (Defined at Interface level)
 bDeviceSubClass         0 
 bDeviceProtocol         0 
 bMaxPacketSize0        64
 idVendor           0x05d8 Ultima Electronics Corp.
 idProduct          0x8106 Artec T1 USB TVBOX (warm)
 bcdDevice            0.01
 iManufacturer           1 Ultima
 iProduct                2 DVB-T T1
 iSerial                 0 
 bNumConfigurations      1
 Configuration Descriptor:
   bLength                 9
   bDescriptorType         2
   wTotalLength           46
   bNumInterfaces          1
   bConfigurationValue     1
   iConfiguration          0 
   bmAttributes         0x80
     (Bus Powered)
   MaxPower              500mA
   Interface Descriptor:
     bLength                 9
     bDescriptorType         4
     bInterfaceNumber        0
     bAlternateSetting       0
     bNumEndpoints           4
     bInterfaceClass       255 Vendor Specific Class
     bInterfaceSubClass      0 
     bInterfaceProtocol      0 
     iInterface              0 
     Endpoint Descriptor:
       bLength                 7
       bDescriptorType         5
       bEndpointAddress     0x01  EP 1 OUT
       bmAttributes            2
         Transfer Type            Bulk
         Synch Type               None
         Usage Type               Data
       wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
       bInterval               0
     Endpoint Descriptor:
       bLength                 7
       bDescriptorType         5
       bEndpointAddress     0x81  EP 1 IN
       bmAttributes            2
         Transfer Type            Bulk
         Synch Type               None
         Usage Type               Data
       wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
       bInterval               0
     Endpoint Descriptor:
       bLength                 7
       bDescriptorType         5
       bEndpointAddress     0x82  EP 2 IN
       bmAttributes            2
         Transfer Type            Bulk
         Synch Type               None
         Usage Type               Data
       wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
       bInterval               0
     Endpoint Descriptor:
       bLength                 7
       bDescriptorType         5
       bEndpointAddress     0x83  EP 3 IN
       bmAttributes            2
         Transfer Type            Bulk
         Synch Type               None
         Usage Type               Data
       wMaxPacketSize     0x0040  1x 64 bytes
       bInterval               0
Device Status:     0x0002
  (Bus Powered)
  Remote Wakeup Enabled

Making it work

Firmware

You will need either the dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw or dvb-usb-dibusb-an2235-01.fw firmware file in /lib/firmware (or the relevant place for your distribution).

Drivers

Just use the in-kernel drivers, or compile your own by following the How to Obtain, Build and Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers instructions.

You may need to make sure that the "Support faulty USB IDs" option is enabled.

<M> Multimedia devices
  <M> DVB/ATSC adapters
    <M> DiBcom USB DVB-T devices (based on the DiB3000M-B)
      [Y] Support faulty USB IDs

Kernel modules

dvb_pll
dib3000mb
dvb_usb_dibusb_mb
dvb_usb_dibusb_common
dib3000mc
dibx000_common
dvb_usb
dvb_core

Sample kernel output

usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 9
usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'Artec T1 USB1.1 TVBOX with AN2235 (faulty USB IDs)' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dibusb-an2235-01.fw'
usb 2-1: USB disconnect, address 9
dvb-usb: generic DVB-USB module successfully deinitialized and disconnected.
usb 2-1: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 10
usb 2-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'Artec T1 USB1.1 TVBOX with AN2135' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will use the device's hardware PID filter (table count: 16).
DVB: registering new adapter (Artec T1 USB1.1 TVBOX with AN2135)
DVB: registering frontend 0 (DiBcom 3000M-B DVB-T)...
dibusb: This device has the Thomson Cable onboard. Which is default.
input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /class/input/input9
dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 150 msecs.
dvb-usb: Artec T1 USB1.1 TVBOX with AN2135 successfully initialized and connected.

Remote control support

The IR receiver is presented as a normal input device.

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