ATSC PCI Cards

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On this page you will find information regarding ATSC PCI and mini-PCI cards. If you require further information on a device, have a look at its specific wiki article.

Please be aware that:
  • The information contained here is likely non-exhaustive and, despite best efforts to do otherwise, may contain errors. (Please help to keep these lists up-to-date so that they are useful for everyone!)
  • If your device is not listed, try:
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    • searching for information with Google or other internet search engine
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    • Note: when it comes to support, it is generally a good idea to try the current V4L-DVB sources because some device drivers can be very new and thus may have not made their way into the mainstream kernel.
In any regard, in respect to the above listed suggestions, you may find it to be the case that your device is actually already supported or that experimental support is available.
  • Because the component constitution on many devices are often similar or identical, there may be devices that are unlisted but may actually work with the existing driver framework for previously supported devices. In such a case, your non-listed but working device will likely be reported in your system messages as being one of those previously supported devices. If you encounter such an occurrence, please do report your success on the LMML so that proper detection/identification of your device can be added within the drivers.
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ATSC PCI Cards

Supported ATSC PCI Cards:

The following table lists the confirmed working ATSC PCI cards and provides a brief summary of their features and components.

Sortable List of Supported ATSC PCI Cards
Vendor
Model

Added to
Kernel
Frontend
Bridge Interface 8VSB QAM NTSC Other Features
ATI
HDTV Wonder
2.6.15 Philips TUV1236D
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* ATI Nxt2004 demodulator (D)
Conexant CX2388x yes yes1 yes * dual RF inputs
* S-Video & Composite inputs (purple breakout dongle)
* indoor antenna included
AVerMedia
AVerTVHD MCE A180
7
2.6.15 Alps TDHU
* ? tuner
* ATI Nxt2004 demodulator (D)
Philips saa7135 yes yes no * S-Video & Composite inputs
BBTI/TechniSat
Air2PC-ATSC-PCI (1st rev)
2.6.13 Panasonic ENA46916P4
* ? tuner
Broadcom BCM3510 demodulator (D)
B2C2 FlexCop yes no 8 no * Hardware PID filtering 3
BBTI/TechniSat
Air2PC-ATSC-PCI (2nd rev)
2.6.11 Samsung TBMV30111IN
* Infineon TUA6034T tuner
* ATI Nxt2002 demodulator (D)
B2C2 FlexCop yes no5 no * Hardware PID filtering 3
BBTI/TechniSat
AirStar-HD5000-PCI
2.6.15 LG Innotek TDVS-H061F
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
B2C2 FlexCop yes yes no * Hardware PID filtering 3
DViCO
FusionHDTV3 Gold
2.6.18 Microtune/Temic MT4042
* Philips SA5523 & Philips TDA5737M tuner
* Philips TDA9801T demodulator (A)
LG DT3302A demodulator (D)
Conexant CX2388x yes no2 yes * dual RF inputs
* S-Video & Composite inputs
DViCO
FusionHDTV3 Gold-Q
2.6.13 Microtune/Temic MT4042
* Philips SA5523 & Philips TDA5737M tuner
* Philips TDA9801T demodulator (A)
LG DT3302A demodulator (D)
Conexant CX2388x yes yes yes * dual RF inputs
* daughter board for LG DT3302A
* S-Video & Composite inputs
DViCO
FusionHDTV3 Gold-T
2.6.13 Thomson DTT 7611
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
LG DT3302A demodulator (D)
Conexant CX2388x yes yes yes * S-Video & Composite inputs
DViCO
FusionHDTV5 Lite
2.6.15 LG Innotek TDVS-H064F
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Conexant BT878 yes yes yes * S-Video & Composite inputs6
* Analog CC
DViCO
FusionHDTV5 Gold
2.6.14 LG Innotek TDVS-H062F
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Conexant CX2388x yes yes yes * S-Video & Composite inputs
KWorld
ATSC 110
2.6.17 Philips TUV1236D
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* ATI Nxt2004 demodulator (D)
Philips saa7135 yes yes yes * dual RF inputs
* S-Video & Composite inputs
KWorld
ATSC 115
2.6.17 Philips TUV1236D
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* ATI Nxt2004 demodulator (D)
Philips saa7135 yes yes yes * dual RF inputs
* S-Video & Composite inputs
* use "card=90" option to saa7134 to set as atsc110
pcHDTV
HD-2000
2.6.12 Philips FCV1236D
* ? tuner
* ? demodulator (A)
Oren OR51211 demodulator (D)
Conexant BT878A yes no 4 yes * dual RF inputs
* NTSC mono only (?)
pcHDTV
HD-3000
2.6.12 Thomson DTT 7612
* Infineon TUA6030 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
Oren OR51132 demodulator (D)
Conexant CX23883 yes yes yes * S-Video & Composite inputs
* Analog CC ?
pcHDTV
HD-5500
2.6.18 LG Innotek TDVS-H064F
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Conexant CX23883 yes yes yes * S-Video & Composite inputs
* Analog CC



  • Note 1: Functioning 64/256-QAM support has finally been confirmed (example).
  • Note 2: The demodulator supports 64/256-QAM, but there apparently was a board level hardware problem that prevented its reception. For more details, see the FusionHDTV3 Gold article.
  • Note 3: The Flexcop IC's hardware PID filtering capability allows the card to discard unwanted packets from the Transport Stream payload. This typically amounts to saving <10% off the bitrate of a 8-VSB (~19.4 Mbps) or 64-QAM (~27 Mbps) Transport Stream, and >55% of the bitrate of a 256-QAM (~38.8 Mbps) Transport Stream. In other words, the AirStar/Air2PC cards usually consume less PCI and memory bandwidth than the other cards because they have a hardware PID filter. For more details, see the FlexCop article.
  • Note 4: Although the demodulator supports 64/256-QAM, no Firmware currently exists for such support, as pcHDTV was apparently unable to obtain such licensing from Oren. For more details, see this and this.
  • Note 5: The demodulator supports 64/256-QAM, but most people report unusually high error rates and are unable to achieve reception. As a result, it is widely circulated that the card will not support QAM, however some users have been successful (for example, see this post). Nonetheless, they are likely the exception, rather than the usual case.
  • Note 6: Has a working comp/s-video port hidden behind the card-plate.
  • Note 7: An AVerMedia press release (Jan 8 2007, CES) mentions them demonstrating an "updated AVerTVHD MCE A180". It does not indicate what updates have been made to the card.
  • Note 8: Although the demodulator supports 64/256-QAM, no Firmware currently exists for such support.


Likely work as is or can be made to work with some manual configuration:

  • ADS Tech Instant HDTV PCI ... similar to KWorld ATSC 110
    • PTV-380-EF revision lacks A/V inputs
    • PTV-381-EF (oem) revision has an A/V input DIN on board, but access to it is blocked by the bracket
    • PTV-382-EF revision has an A/V input
  • KWorld ATSC 110 clones;
    • Jetway/IVOUGE
    • MSI Digital@nywhere-ATSC .. is exactly the same as the KWorld ATSC 110. I have a MSI card running as a KWorld.
  • Leadtek WinFast HDTV Cinema ... see this thread & its continuation
Vendor
Model
Added to
Kernel
Frontend Bridge Interface 8VSB QAM NTSC Other Features
Skydigital
SKY-HDTV
n.a. LG TDVS-H064P
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Conexant CX23881 yes yes yes * S-Video & Composite inputs
SIGMACOM
SIGMA HDTV5 X1
n.a. LG TDVS-H064P
* Infineon TUA6034 tuner
* Philips TDA9887 demodulator (A)
* LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Conexant CX23881 yes yes yes * S-Video & Composite inputs


Currently Unsupported ATSC PCI cards:

If you own one or more devices from the following list and you want to help with support development, please contact the Linux-Media Mailing List (LMML). Note that if your device is similar to or contains components for which driver development is currently being undertaken, then it is possible that you will pique the(se) developer's interest and can obtain some assistance that, possibly, leads to full support for your device.

However, please note that inquiries to the mailing list:

  • should NOT be treated as an order drop-off line/queue. You're soliciting help from volunteer developers who work on V4L-DVB matters in their spare time, and such work can be non-trivial (i.e. requiring even _thousands_ of hours work). So being demanding is one sure route to being ignored. (Honestly, this point really shouldn't even need to be written, but you'd be surprised at the number of irrational individuals who write into the mailing list demanding this or that).
  • may pass without even garnering a response -- that's a distinct by-product of the fact that there are only a limited number of developers, whom might be able to help, that are associated with the project. Often times, even if they wished to help, their energies are entirely tied up with other projects. In such cases, the best path might be to try to spearhead the driver development for your device yourself, or arrange to hire someone who can.
  • Hardware Decoding Cards:
    Note: see the MyHD Linux Driver project for the development status of a driver for the "Janus" (TL880) MPEG2 decoder common to most cards in this category
    • Digital Stream Technologies HiDTV Pro (both the original and 2.0 version)..(Janus based)
    • Global Telemann Systems HiPix DTV-200 (Janus based)
    • Hauppauge WinTV-D (LG 802 based)
    • Hauppauge WinTV-HD (Janus based)
    • iTech AccessDTV (Janus based)
    • MIT MyHD cards ... MDP-100, MDP-120, MDP-130 (Janus based)
    • (formerly) Sasem OnAir DTV PRO (Janus based)... available in Korea only ?
    • SIGMACOM Jaguar HDTV (Janus based) ... available in Korea only ?
    • Sencore 998 PCI HDTV (Broadcom based)


ATSC mini-PCI cards

For information on the mini-PCI bus, see the following Wikipedia article.

Supported ATSC mini-PCI cards:

There are no ATSC mini-PCI cards currently supported.

Currently Unsupported ATSC mini-PCI cards:

  • AOpen LR351 Hybrid ATSC/Analog TV Tuner ... (Note: a patch providing support for the device's analog side exists; see this thread).


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