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Hauppauge WinTV HVR 1110

The Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1110 is a hybrid receiver card (analog and DVB-T). It sometimes ships in a HVR-1100 box. The HVR-1110 however is of triangular shape while the HVR-1100 board is of rectangular shape. The analog tuner is based on the Philips SAA7134 chipset, while the digital tuner is based on the TDA10046 chipset.

In the following sections I will explain how I set the card up in order to work under Fedora Core 6.0

Installing the HVR-1110 to Work Under Fedora Core 6

The Howto applies to a x86_64 architecture running Fedora Core 6 and kernel 2.6.20-1.2933.fc6.

Installing the SAA7134 Driver

The analog tuner of the HVR-1110 runs out of the box. The kernel moduls are already included in the 2.6.20 kernel. No driver installation is required. Look out for something like

 kernel: saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded

in the /var/log/messages to make sure the driver is loaded.

Installing the SAA7134-dvb Modules

In order for the DVB-T to work an additional module, SAA7134-dvb, and the firmware has to be installed. First of all, check whether the module is already installed. Scan through

dmesg

and look out for something like

DVB: registering new adapter (saa7133[0]).
DVB: registering frontend 1 (Philips TDA10046H DVB-T)...

If you find that, than the SAA7134-dvb kernel module is already installed. Please not that in this case the HVR-1110 is the second DVB card registered in the system. You see that since frontend is 1 and not 0. If kernel module is not installed, load it into the kernel like this

modprobe saa7134-dvb.

This should automatically create a folder in /dev:

/dev/dvb/adapterN

where N is an integer. The first dvb card will be numbered starting at N=0, each following card will increase N by one. Issue an

dmesg

command to check whether the kernel module has been loaded. Output should be

DVB: registering new adapter (saa7133[0])
DVB: registering frontend 1 (Philips TDA10046H DVB-T)...

Installing the Firmware

Additionally to the kernel module the firmware has to be installed. In order to do that use get_dvb_firmware, which is a perl script. I downloaded it from the internet (http://parker1.co.uk/myth/get_dvb_firmware) since it was not included in my Linux package. Download the firmware by issuing the command (this assumes that get_dvb_firmware resides in /usr/bin)

/usr/bin/get_dvb_firmware tda10046

This downloads and extracts the file dvb-fe-tda10046.fw automatically. All that needs to be done now is to copy that file into

/lib/firmware

Making the Modules Loaded into the Kernel at Startup

In order that the saa7134-svb module gets loaded at startup add following line

install saa7134 /sbin/modprobe  --ignore-install saa7134 && { /sbin/modprobe saa7134-alsa; } && { /sbin/modprobe saa7134-dvb;}

to the modprobe.conf in

/etc/modprobe.conf

Now check whether everything is working as it should. Restart the PC and check the /var/log/meassges. Look out for something like:

kernel: DVB: registering new adapter (saa7133[0]).
kernel: DVB: registering frontend 1 (Philips TDA10046H DVB-T)...

telling you the dvb modules got loaded. Please note that in this case the system has two DVB cards. The second one (frontend 1) is the HVR 1110.

kernel: tda1004x: found firmware revision 20 -- ok

tells you that firmware has also been loaded.

Next Step

The next step is to create a channels.conf. To this end follow the link Testing your DVB device