TechniSat AirStar 2 PCI / Air2PC DVB PCI

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A DVB-T PCI card produced by TechniSat based on the B2C2 FlexCop Chipset and the MT352 Demodulator.

This card is known to work quite well under Linux.

The original B2C2 reference design of the card was known as the "Air2PC DVB PCI". As part of TechniSat's DVB PC TV Stars products lineup, the card was given the name "AirStar 2 TV PCI" . Strangely, TechniSat has since dropped the "TV" part from the name on its English website for both their AirStar and CableStar PCI cards, but retains it in their SkyStar PCI card's name. Whereas, on the German webpages, the "TV" moniker remains in names of all of these same devices. The "*Star" USB devices, for their part, share a consistent naming basis across both websites, whereby both the "2" & "TV" are omitted from the respective USB device name.


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(mt352/Samsung tdtc9251dh0(??))

 features: Card is capable of delivering the full unmodified TS stream to userspace. 
 card driver: skystar2
 interface: PCI
 PCI device id: 13d0:2103 (rev 02)
 PCI subsystem id: 13d0:2103
 frontend 1:
   tin box: samsung tdtc9251dh0
   frontend driver: mt352
   demodulator location: tin box
   demodulator: ST MT352 @0x0f
   PLL: ?? @0x61
 Notes: Based on B2C2 FlexCop Chipset. The PCI address of this is identical to the SkyStar 2 !!! Have to probe frontend to identify.


Comes with a remote and serial dongle that work very well with lirc.

Linux kernel 2.6.10

You need to apply this patch to kernel 2.6.10 to get it to tune VHF channels in Australia (maybe other countries)

http://linuxtv.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/dvb-kernel/linux/drivers/media/dvb/b2c2/skystar2.c?r1=1.61&r2=1.62

Linux kernel 2.6.17

Card works out of the box.

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