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If you are experiencing problems with USB devices, it may not be the fault of the tuner.  For example AMD 700 series chipsets (e.g. 780G) have a problem with USB ports which results in tuners working or partially working or not working at all. This can be solved by using a separate USB adapter with a reliable chipset (e.g. VIA 6212L, NEC).
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If you are experiencing problems with USB devices, it may not be the fault of the tuner.  The chipsets used on some computer motherboards can have problems with USB ports which results in tuners working or partially working or not working at all. This can be solved by using a separate USB adapter with a reliable chipset.
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Revision as of 04:09, 28 January 2012

On this page you will find information regarding ATSC USB devices.

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:
    • searching the existing mailing list archives:
      • Linux-Media Mailing List (LMML) archives (via vger or .... )
      • or from the older mailing lists (now largely deprecated in favour of the LMML):
        • dvb mailing list archives (via spinics or MARC ... )
        • v4l mailing list archives (via .... )
    • searching for information with Google or other internet search engine
    • by posting a question about the device directly to the LMML (but please do conduct a search first, as it may already have been discussed!)
    • 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.
  • Lastly, it bears worth repeating the request: Please help to keep these lists up-to-date so that they are useful for everyone!


Contents


Supported ATSC USB Devices

The following table lists the confirmed working ATSC USB devices and provides a brief summary of their features and components. If you need more technical information on a device, have a look at its specific wiki article.

If you are experiencing problems with USB devices, it may not be the fault of the tuner. The chipsets used on some computer motherboards can have problems with USB ports which results in tuners working or partially working or not working at all. This can be solved by using a separate USB adapter with a reliable chipset.

Sortable List of Supported ATSC USB Adapters
Vendor & Model Added to
Kernel
Frontend Bridge
Interface
8VSB QAM NTSC Other Features
ATI/AMD
TV Wonder HD 600 USB
2.6.27
  • XC3028L tuner
  • LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2883 Yes No Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
    (breakout dongle)
AVerMedia
AVerTVHD Volar (A868R)
2.6.27 [1]
  • MXL5003S tuner
  • LG DT3303 demodulator
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A)
Yes No No
DViCO
FusionHDTV5 USB Gold
FusionHDTV5 USB Master
2.6.16 LG Innotek TDVS-H064F
  • TAU6034 tuner
  • TDA9887 demodulator (A)
  • LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A)
Yes Yes No1
  • S-Video & Composite inputs 1
DViCO
FusionHDTV7 USB
2.6.26
  • XC5000 tuner
  • AuvitekAU8522 demodulator (A/D)
Auvitek AU0828 Yes Yes No1
  • S-Video & Composite inputs 1
    (breakout dongle)
Elgato
EyeTV Hybrid US
2.6.26
  • XC3028 tuner
  • LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2883 Yes No Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
    (breakout dongle)
EVGA
EVGA inDtube
2.6.31
  • XC3028L tuner
  • S5H1409 (D)
Empia EM2882 Yes No Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
    (breakout dongle)
Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-850
(2040:651f)
2.6.29
  • XC3028 tuner
  • LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2883 Yes No Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
    (breakout dongle)
Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-850
(model 72301, 2040:7240)
2.6.32
  • XC5000 tuner
  • Auvitek AU8522 demodulator (A/D)
Auvitek AU0828 Yes Yes Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
    (breakout dongle)
Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-850
(model 01200, 2040:b140)
2.6.37
  • TDA18271 tuner
  • LG LGDT3305
Conexant cx23102 Yes Yes Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
    (breakout dongle)
Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-950
2.6.26
  • XC3028 tuner
  • LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2883 Yes No Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
    (breakout dongle)
Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-950Q
2.6.26
  • XC5000 tuner
  • Auvitek AU8522 demodulator (A/D)
Auvitek AU0828 Yes Yes Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
    (breakout dongle)
Hauppauge
WinTV-HVR-1950
2.6.26
  • TDA18271 tuner
  • TDA8295 demodulator (A)
  • S5H1411 demodulator (D)
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A)
Yes Yes Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
  • hardware analog mpeg2 encoder
KWorld
ATSC 340U

(1b80:a340)

2.6.36
  • NXP TDA18271HD/C1 tuner
  • LG LGDT3304 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2870 Yes Yes  ?
KWorld
UB435-Q USB ATSC TV Stick

(1b80:a340)

2.6.36
  • NXP TDA18271HD/C2 tuner
  • LG LGDT3304 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2870 Yes Yes  ?
  • is identical to the older ATSC 340U, save for using the newer /C2 tuner rev.
  • Caution: though possessing the same UB435-Q model name, another variant (1b80:e346] exists that features different hardware & is currently unsupported (see device page)
OnAir/Sasem
USB HDTV
2.6.26
  • FCV1236D tuner
  • LG DT3302 demodulator (D)
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A)
Yes Yes Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
  • hardware analog mpeg2 encoder
OnAir
USB HDTV Creator
2.6.26 LG Innotek TDVS-H064F
  • TAU6034 tuner
  • TDA9887 demodulator (A)
  • LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Cypress FX2LP
(CY7C68013A)
Yes Yes Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
  • hardware analog mpeg2 encoder
Pinnacle
PCTV HD Stick (801eSE)
2.6.28
  • XC5000 tuner
  • Samsung S5H1411 (D)
Dibcom DIB0700 Yes Yes No1
Pinnacle
PCTV HD Pro Stick (800e)
2.6.27
  • XC3028 tuner
  • LG DT3303 demodulator (D)
Empia EM2883 Yes No Yes
  • S-Video & Composite inputs
    (breakout dongle)
Pinnacle
PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e)
2.6.28
  • XC5000 tuner
  • Samsung S5H1411 (D)
Dibcom DIB0700 Yes Yes No1
  • S-Video & Composite inputs 1
    (breakout dongle)
  • Note 1: Hardware should allow it, but the driver has no analog support.
  • KWorld ATSC 315U ... (aka KWorld PlusTV HD USB-315)
  • KWorld ATSC 330U ....(aka KWorld PlusTV HD Hybrid Stick 330) ... support for ATSC works and is in mainline Hg; analog not fully tested.

Experimental Support

Note: Do not let the "experimental" tag scare you, as the level of device functionality may actually be quite high. After additional testing and/or feature work, the drivers for these devices may eventually make their way into the main V4L-DVB development repository and become candidates for inclusion into the Linux kernel.

Experimental support for the following devices can be found:

Currently Unsupported ATSC USB Devices

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.


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