LifeView FlyTV Platinum

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Introduction

LifeView's FlyTV Platinum cards have the Phillips SAA7135 chip with a global tuner that supports the NTSC, PAL BG/DK/I, and SECAM LL' video standards. Audio support includes NiCAM, A2, BTSC/MTS, and EIA-J. Note the absence of a tuner box: the tuner is now on a chip.

There are several variants. These have the tda8275 and tda8290 tuner chips:

  • the FlyTV Low Profile FM card (shown in picture)
  • the FlyTV Platinum35 FM full size card (there's also a non-FM variant)
  • the FlyTV Platinum Mini is shipped with a number of laptops

Support under Linux appears to be good, thanks to patches submitted by Peter Missel to the 2.6.12 kernel.

The more recent laptop version has a different tuner (add details here if you have them):

  • the FlyTV Platinum Mini2

This card is also supported.

The information in this page has been gleaned from the bttv gallery and from my own tests.

Identification

  • The FlyTV Platinum Low Profile FM card is part number 701030455530, as shown on the back sticker, PCB LR304, subsystem 5168:0304, available for instance from HP. The card includes the mdt2005es-g and 4052bt chips.
  • The FlyTV Platinum Gold is part number 701030452510. It also appears to be low profile.
  • The full-size FlyTV Platinum35 FM card is part number 701021405530, PCB LR214WF, subsystem: 5168:0214. The card includes the SA630D (switch to bring TV or FM Radio into tuner), mdt2005, and hef4052 chips. The non-FM variant is part number 701021401060.
  • The FlyTV Platinum Mini is part number 701021405530, PCB LR212 or LR315, subsystem 5168:1212. Available only built into laptops; see LifeView's ad.

If you have a variant, please add your information here.

Card detection

The FlyTV Platinum LP FM card should be autodetected as number 54 in the saa7134 cardlist (see Supported saa713x devices):

saa7133[0]: subsystem: 5168:0304, board: LifeView FlyTV Platinum FM / Gold [card=54,autodetected]
saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 31400

With multiple cards, you may have to define the card and tuner manually, using something like this (on Debian, this goes into /etc/modprobe.d/saa7134):

options saa7134 card=54,54,54,54 tuner=54,54,54,54 video_nr=1,2,3,4 \
 vbi_nr=1,2,3,4 radio_nr=1,2,3,4 disable_ir=1,1,1,1

The card shows up like this in dmesg:

saa7133[3]: subsystem: 5168:0304, board: LifeView FlyTV Platinum FM / Gold [card=54,insmod option]
saa7133[3]: board init: gpio is 31400
tuner 5-004b: chip found @ 0x96 (saa7133[3])
tuner 5-004b: setting tuner address to 61
tuner 5-004b: type set to tda8290+75
saa7133[3]: i2c eeprom 00: 68 51 04 03 10 28 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff

The FlyTV Platinum35 FM card should also be autodetected as number 54 in the saa7134 cardlist (see Supported saa713x devices):

saa7133[0]: subsystem: 5168:0214, board: LifeView FlyTV Platinum FM [card=54,autodetected]
saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 31c00
.
tuner 0-004b: tuner: type set to tda8290+75

The FlyTV Platinum Mini card should also be autodetected as number 54 in the saa7134 cardlist (see Supported saa713x devices):


saa7133[0]: subsystem: 5168:0212, board: LifeView FlyTV Platinum Mini [card=54,autodetected]
saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 10400

The LifeView FlyTV Platinum Mini2 should be autodetected as card 74 in the saa7134 cardlist (see Supported saa713x devices):

(details missing).

For further instructions, see LifeView FlyVideo3000FM NTSC and links.

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