AVerMedia AverTV Hybrid Volar HX (A827)

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Device Features

Specifications

Interface: USB 2.0 Supported Broadcast Formats: DVB-T, Analog, FM

Chips

  • Cypress CY7C68013A
  • NXP SAA7136E
  • NXP TDA18271HDC1
  • Afatech AF9013-N1

Getting it to work

This is an addendum to the existing post!!! Tested and worked on Fedora-11-i386, Kernel-2.6.29.4-167-PAE.fc11 Dependencies needed: (from installation DVD) kernel, kernel-headers, kernel-devel, gcc. (yum install dialog) dialog, mercurial (just to be there), tvtime, mplayer (with all it's dependencies, including codecs). (drivers from Avermedia website, as posted bellow) 0.07 beta driver for i386 or x86_64.

Plug in the USB Volar HX ( A827 )tuner. Install driver in normal mode, and should see the installation concluded succesfully. Next, the messages is to unplug the device (do so) and to replug it (do so) Next, there is the sound testing. Modify the parameters according with your area. You should hear a tv sound like (with or without station). The ideea is to get sound from the USB tuner. After that there is the h826d-tools the software wants to install. You can install it, but there is no need of it (some sh scripts tv-player, audio, radio-player).

The thing is after that, you should see in dmesg, the tuner loaded and then devices created: video0 vbi1 radio0 and even adapter0 (for dvb) and of course the alsa emulation for the tuner. A cat /proc/asound/cards should display 1. your system sound card (let's say ALC 826 analog device) and 2. The Avermedia sound emulation. Of course if there is a webcam installed, these devices are different: video1 and so on.

I only tested on analog tv and composite. For video I used tvtime (scan and watch analog channels but no sound) and mplayer - watched analog tv channels with sound on alsa server(I removed pulse as I always do.) There is no need to start arecord, or aplay, or sox, or even to fire up the audio sh from the H826-tools) as instructed, because the sound cand be caught on mplayer command line. (The same for mencoder) The only mention that it deserve to be made, is to install all the alsa-plugins. Enjoy!


USB-Interfaces

/proc/bus/usb/devices-output (shorter then lsusb -v):

T:  Bus=01 Lev=01 Prnt=01 Port=02 Cnt=01 Dev#=  5 Spd=480 MxCh= 0
D:  Ver= 2.00 Cls=00(>ifc ) Sub=00 Prot=00 MxPS=64 #Cfgs=  1
P:  Vendor=07ca ProdID=a827 Rev= 1.03
S:  Manufacturer=AVerMedia
S:  Product=AVerTV
S:  SerialNumber=300871601647
C:* #Ifs= 1 Cfg#= 1 Atr=80 MxPwr=500mA
I:* If#= 0 Alt= 0 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 1 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=  64 Ivl=500us
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS=3030 Ivl=125us
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 2 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=  64 Ivl=500us
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS=2178 Ivl=125us
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 3 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=  64 Ivl=500us
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS=2058 Ivl=125us
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 4 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=  64 Ivl=500us
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 970 Ivl=125us
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 5 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=  64 Ivl=500us
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 684 Ivl=125us
I:  If#= 0 Alt= 6 #EPs= 3 Cls=ff(vend.) Sub=01 Prot=01 Driver=(none)
E:  Ad=81(I) Atr=03(Int.) MxPS=  64 Ivl=500us
E:  Ad=01(O) Atr=02(Bulk) MxPS= 512 Ivl=0ms
E:  Ad=82(I) Atr=01(Isoc) MxPS= 940 Ivl=125us

Drivers

You can download drivers for Linux i586/x86_64 here:

This is BETA version 0.03 for OpenSuSE, Mandriva, Fedora and Ubuntu, but I have not tested yet.