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===Hardware Decoding Cards===
 
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|'''Manufacturer /<BR>
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|'''Vendor<BR>Model '''
Model number /<BR>
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|'''Components'''
<BR>Price'''
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|'''Connectors'''
|'''Supports'''
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|'''Comments'''
|'''Tuner / Chips'''
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|'''Connections'''
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|'''Others'''
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|'''Pictures'''
 
|'''Pictures'''
|-
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|'''[[Hauppauge]] <BR>WinTV  DVB-C Rev. 2.1''' [http://213.221.87.83/prod_dvb-c.htm]<BR><BR>
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|- valign="top"
ca. 200 € (plus CI & analog)
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|'''[[Hauppauge]] <BR>WinTV  DVB-C Rev. 2.1''' [http://213.221.87.83/prod_dvb-c.htm]
|yes
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|
 
|
|Antenna in<BR>
 
Antenna out<BR>
 
Video-connector-cable<BR>
 
[[J2_Jumperblock|Jumper2]]<BR>
 
[[Common Interface]]
 
 
|
 
|
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* Antenna in
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* Antenna out
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* Video-connector-cable
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* [[J2_Jumperblock|Jumper2]]
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* [[Common Interface]]
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|
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* was ~ 200 € (plus CI & analog)
 
|[[Image:Hauppauge_dvb-c_2.1.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
 
|[[Image:Hauppauge_dvb-c_2.1.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
|-
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|'''[[Hauppauge]] <BR>WinTV-Nexus-CA''' [http://www.hauppauge.de/pages/products/data_nexus-ca.html German] [http://www.hauppauge.nu/pages/products/swe_1prod_data_nexus-ca.html Swedish]<BR><BR>
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|- valign="top"
ca. 325 €
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|'''[[Hauppauge]] <BR>WinTV-Nexus-CA''' [http://www.hauppauge.de/pages/products/data_nexus-ca.html German] [http://www.hauppauge.nu/pages/products/swe_1prod_data_nexus-ca.html Swedish]
|Partial, problems with sound<BR>Analog tuner not supported
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|
 
|
 
|
 
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Antenna in<BR>
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* Antenna in
Composite Video-IN<BR>
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* Composite Video-IN
Composite Video-OUT<BR>
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* Composite Video-OUT
Audio Line-OUT<BR>
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* Audio Line-OUT
Audio Line-IN<BR>
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* Audio Line-IN
Digital Audio OUT (S/PDIF)<BR>
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* Digital Audio OUT (S/PDIF)
[[Common Interface]]
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* [[Common Interface]]
|Includes analog tuner<BR>Identical to [[TechnoTrend Premium C-2300]]
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|
 
|
|-
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* Identical to the [[TechnoTrend Premium C-2300]] (TT is the OEM)
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* Analog tuner is not supported
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* problems with sound
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* was ~ 325 €
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|
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|- valign="top"
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|'''[[TechnoTrend]] <BR>PCLine Premium DVB-C  Rev. 2.1 (C2100)''' [http://www.technotrend.de/english/products/pcproducts2-2.html]
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|
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|
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* Antenna in
 +
* Antenna out
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* [[J2_Jumperblock|Jumper2]]
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* [[Common Interface]]
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|
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* C2100 was discontinued, replaced by the C2300 model
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* was ~ ca. 200 €
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| [[Image:Tt_dvb-c_2.1.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
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|- valign="top"
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|'''[[TechnoTrend]] <BR>Premium DVB-C 2300 OT''' [http://www.technotrend.de/english/products/pcproducts2-2.html]
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|
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|
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* Antenna in
 +
* Audio In
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* Audio Out
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* SPDIF Out
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* Video Composite Out
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* [[Common Interface]]
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|
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* replaces the C2100, adding SPDIF out and an analog tuner (which is not supported under Linux)
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* overall, currently not as well supported as the C2100  -- 128-QAM doesn't work properly
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* note that there is NO Antenna out or NO [[J2_Jumperblock|Jumper2]](thus no RGB out) on this card
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* was ~ 100 €
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| [[Image:Tt_dvb-c_2.3.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
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|}
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===Software Decoding Cards===
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{| border=1 cellpadding=2 cellspacing=0 valign="top"
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|'''Vendor<BR>Model'''
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|'''Components'''
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|'''Connectors'''
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|'''Comments'''
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|'''Pictures'''
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|- valign="top"
 
|'''[[KNC1]]'''<br>
 
|'''[[KNC1]]'''<br>
 
'''[[KNC1_TV-Station_DVB-C_Plus|TV-Station DVB-C]]''' [http://www.knc1.com/gb.htm English] <BR>
 
'''[[KNC1_TV-Station_DVB-C_Plus|TV-Station DVB-C]]''' [http://www.knc1.com/gb.htm English] <BR>
|TDA10021: yes<BR> TDA10023: yes (from kernel 2.6.22, [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-February/016291.html patch] for older kernels)
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|  
|Philips [[Philips SAA7146|SAA7146]] + TDA1002x (TDA10021 until Q4/2006, TDA10023 starting end of Q4/2006)
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* Philips Tinbox CU1216L/ A I G H M (~2003 aka v.1.0):  
Tinbox CU1216L/ A I G H M (~2003 aka v.1.0): TDA10021HTB3, TAIFUN 6034 A1, LA7793 3BAE, LVC244A, EPCOS X6966D 8098 IRR2  
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** TAIFUN 6034 A1 (tuner), LA7793 3BAE, LVC244A, EPCOS X6966D 8098 IRR2, Philips TDA10021HTB3 (demodulator)
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** Note: Philips TDA1002x demodulator (TDA10021 until Q4/2006; TDA10023 starting end of Q4/2006)
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* Philips [[Philips SAA7146|SAA7146]] (PCI bridge)
 
|
 
|
Antenna in<BR>Antenna Out<BR>
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* Antenna in
[[Common Interface]]
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* Antenna Out
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* [[Common Interface]]
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|
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* support for the TDA10023 was added to kernel 2.6.22
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* (those running older kernels will require a [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-February/016291.html patch])
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* works out-of-the-box with MythTV-0.21
 
|
 
|
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[[Image:knc1-dvbc.jpg|thumb|50px]]
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|'''[[Satelco]]<BR> [[Satelco EasyWatch PCI (DVB-C)|EasyWatch PCI (DVB-C)]]'''
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|
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* Philips TDA10023
 
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|
|-
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* Antenna in
|'''[[Siemens]]<BR> [[Siemens DVB-C|DVB-C]] PCI'''<BR>
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* Antenna Out
(PDF-Doku:<BR> [http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com/Download/ShowDescription.asp?SoftwareGUID=16E7DF15-0CC8-4937-B757-DDB701EAE334] engl.<BR>
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* [[Common Interface]]
[http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com/Download/ShowDescription.asp?SoftwareGUID=853E6DD4-56C3-4C62-A0FA-D074116E1900] dt.)<BR><BR>
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|  
ca. 80 € gebraucht (zzgl CI & analog)<BR>
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* works right out-of-the-box with KnoppMyth R5F27 
|yes
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* was ~ ca. 60 €
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* The Common Interface works in Mythtv (Mythdora). Tested with 'Conax CAM (Rev. 1.2) - 4.00e by Smit' CAM-module & Swedish cable provider Com Hem
 
|
 
|
|Antenna in<BR>
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Video-connector-cable<BR>
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[[Common Interface]]
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|- valign="top"
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|'''[[Mistique]]<BR> [[Mystique CaBiX-C2|CaBiX-C2]]'''
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|
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* Philips TDA10023
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* Philips SAA7146 (PCI bridge)
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|
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* Antenna in
 +
* Antenna Out
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* [[Common Interface]]
 +
|
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same as Easywatch PCI DVB-C & KNC1 TV-Station DVB-C Plus
 
|
 
|
|[[Image:Fujitsu-siemens_dvb-c.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
 
|-
 
  
|[[TechnoTrend]] <BR>[[TechnoTrend C-1500|C-1500]] [http://shop.technotrend.de/shop.php?mode=show_detail&lang=de&group=2&s=&id=21 German] <BR><BR>
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ca. 90 €
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|- valign="top"
|yes (from kernel 2.6.13)<BR>
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|'''[[Siemens]]<BR> [[Siemens DVB-C|DVB-C]] PCI'''<br>
QAM128 may require driver modification (included in kernel 2.6.16)
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(PDF-Doku:<BR> [http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com/Download/ShowDescription.asp?SoftwareGUID=16E7DF15-0CC8-4937-B757-DDB701EAE334] En.<BR>
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[http://support.fujitsu-siemens.com/Download/ShowDescription.asp?SoftwareGUID=853E6DD4-56C3-4C62-A0FA-D074116E1900] Gr.)
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|
 
|
 
|
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* Antenna in
 +
* Video-connector-cable
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* [[Common Interface]]
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| was ca.~80 € gebraucht (zzgl CI & analog)
 
|
 
|
Antenna in<BR>
 
[[Common Interface]]
 
|QAM128 modification:<br>stv0297.c (line ~395, kernel 2.6.15):
 
  
case QAM_128:<br>
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delay = 200;<br>
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sweeprate = 500;<br>
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|[[TechnoTrend]] <BR>[[TechnoTrend C-1500|C-1500]] [http://shop.technotrend.de/shop.php?mode=show_detail&lang=de&group=2&s=&id=21 German] [http://www.dvbshop.net/product_info.php/info/p16_Technotrend-Budget-C-1500-incl--remotecontrol.html English]
break;
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|
 
|
|-
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* Tuner/PLL:
|[[TechnoTrend]]<BR> [[TechnoTrend DVB-C 1.0 Budget|DVB-C 1.0 Budget]]<BR><BR>ca. 90 €
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** older cards: TD1316A/SIHP
|[[Philips SAA7146|SAA7146AH]]: yes<BR>VES1820: yes
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** newer cards: TD1316AL/IHP
|Frontend (tuner): PHILIPS Vista VES1820-N70851.N1<BR>Chipset (tuner to PCI bridge): PHILIPS [[Philips SAA7146|SAA7146AH]]
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* [[STMicroelectronics_STV0297|STV0297]] demodulator<BR>
|TOP: antenna out<BR>BOTTOM: antenna in
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* [[Philips SAA7146|SAA7146]] PCI bridge
|Fit in Asus Pundit (AB-P2600) slim barebone
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|
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* Antenna in<BR>
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* Antenna out (only with the newer cards (i.e. featuring a TD1316AL/IHP))
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* [[Common Interface]]
 +
|
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* the older cards (i.e. featuring a TD1316A/SIHP) are supported since kernel 2.6.13
 +
* the newer cards (i.e. featuring a TD1316AL/IHP tuner with antenna in and out)) are reported to have bad signal quality on most frequencies due to unknown bug in driver (possible [http://www.mail-archive.com/linux-dvb@linuxtv.org/msg28520.html patch for Linux 2.6.24])
 +
* if running a kernel older then 2.6.16, and not using updated drivers from LinuxTV, a driver modification may be necessary for QAM128 reception; stv0297.c (line ~395, kernel 2.6.15):
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<code> case QAM_128:
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delay = 200;
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sweeprate = 500;
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break; </code>
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* was ~ca. 52 €
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|
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|- valign="top"
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|[[TechnoTrend]] <BR>[[TechnoTrend C-1501|C-1501]] [http://shop.technotrend.de/shop.php?mode=show_detail&lang=de&group=2&s=&id=21 German] [http://www.dvbshop.net/]
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|
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* Philips tda827x [http://www.nxp.com/acrobat_download/literature/9397/75011533.pdf] (Tuner )<BR>
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* Philips tda10023 Demodulator <BR>
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* Philips saa7146  PCI-Bridge<BR>
 +
|
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* Antenna in<BR>
 +
* [[Common Interface]] <br>
 +
|
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* about 55 €
 +
* (Sep 2008) Currently some [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-September/028711.html problems] locking to some of the channels.
 +
* (Aug 2009) Card, CI and Alphacrypt Light CAM working perfectly with kernel 2.6.24-24 and v4l-drivers
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|
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|- valign="top"
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|[[TechnoTrend]]<BR> [[TechnoTrend DVB-C 1.0 Budget|DVB-C 1.0 Budget]]
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|
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PHILIPS Vista VES1820-N70851.N1 (tuner)
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* [[VLSI VES1820]] (demodulator)
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* PHILIPS [[Philips SAA7146|SAA7146AH]] (PCI bridge)
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|
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* antenna out (top)
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* antenna in (bottom)
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|
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* Fit in Asus Pundit (AB-P2600) slim barebone
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* was ~ ca. 90 €
 
|[[Image:Technotrend dvb-c budget 1.0.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
 
|[[Image:Technotrend dvb-c budget 1.0.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
|-
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|'''[[TechnoTrend]] <BR>PCLine Premium DVB-C Rev. 2.1 (C2100)''' [http://www.technotrend.de/english/products/pcproducts2-2.html]<BR><BR>
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|- valign="top"
ca. 200 € (C2100 discontinued, C2300 is the new model)
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|'''[[TerraTec]]<BR> [[TerraTec_Cinergy_1200_DVB-C|Cinergy 1200 DVB-C]]'''
|yes (C2100)
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|
 
|
|Antenna in<BR>
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* Philips TDA1002x (demodulator)
Antenna out<BR>
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** TDA10021 or TDA10023
[[J2_Jumperblock|Jumper2]]<BR>
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* Philips [[Philips SAA7146|SAA7146]]
[[Common Interface]]
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|
 
|
|[[Image:Tt_dvb-c_2.1.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
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* Antenna in
|-
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* Antenna out
|'''[[TechnoTrend]] <BR>Premium DVB-C 2300 OT''' [http://www.technotrend.de/english/products/pcproducts2-2.html]<BR>
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* [[Common Interface]]
(the newer version of C2100, adding SPDIF out and analog tuner)<BR>
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ca. 100 €
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|partial,<br> C2100 much better supported
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|
 
|
|Antenna in<BR>
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* TerraTec Support Desk says "NO Common Interface"!
NO Antenna out<BR>
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* support for the TDA10023 was added to kernel 2.6.22 (those running older kernels require a [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-February/016291.html patch])
NO [[J2_Jumperblock|Jumper2]](thus no RGB out)<BR>
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* was ~ ca. 80 € (w/o CI)
Audio In<br>
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Audio Out<br>
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SPDIF Out<br>
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Video Composite Out
+
[[Common Interface]]
+
|Includes analog tuner - which is not supported in Linux,<BR> 128-QAM doesn't work properly in Linux<BR><BR>
+
Identical to Hauppauge Nexus CA
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|[[Image:Tt_dvb-c_2.1.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
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|-
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|'''[[TerraTec]]<BR> [[TerraTec_Cinergy_1200_DVB-C|Cinergy 1200 DVB-C]]'''<BR><BR>
+
ca. 80 € (w/o CI)
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|TDA10021: yes<BR> TDA10023: yes (from kernel 2.6.22, [http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-February/016291.html patch] for older kernels)
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|Philips [[Philips SAA7146|SAA7146]] + TDA1002x
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|Antenna in<BR>
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Antenna out<BR>
+
[[Common Interface]]
+
|Support Desk says "NO Common Interface"!
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|[[Image:tt_cinergy_1200_dvb-c_pci.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
 
|[[Image:tt_cinergy_1200_dvb-c_pci.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
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|-
 
|-
|'''[[TwinHan]]<BR> [[VisionDTV Mini Cab DVB-C PCI|VisionDTV Mini Cab DVB-C]]'''<BR><BR>ca. 90 €
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|'''[[TwinHan]]<BR> [[Twinhan VisionDTV Mini Cab DVB-C PCI|VisionDTV Mini Cab DVB-C]]'''
|partial
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|  
|Philips<BR>Conexant Fusion 878A (25878-13)
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* Philips
|Antenna in
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* Conexant Fusion 878A (25878-13) (PCI Bridge)
|Strong artifacts in picture
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|  
|[[Image:VisionDTV_Mini_Cab_DVB-C.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
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* Antenna in
 +
|  
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* only partially supported
 +
* Strong artifacts in picture
 +
* ~ ca. 90 €
 +
|  
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|
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|-
 
|-
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|'''[[TechniSat]]<BR> [[Technisat CableStar HD2| CableStar HD2]]'''
 +
|
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* [[Philips TDA10021]] Demodulator
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* Phillips CU1216 Tuner
 +
* [[Digimove Mantis]] Bridge
 +
|
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* Antenna in
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* [[Common Interface]] (needs second PCI-Slot)
 +
|
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* CI/CAM does not work yet (03.01.2011)
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* No FLReset capability for virtualization ("FLReset-")
 +
|
 
|}
 
|}
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====Experimental Support====
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{| border=1 cellpadding=2 cellspacing=0 valign="top"
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|- bgcolor=#efefef valign="top"
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|'''Vendor<BR>Model'''
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|'''Components'''
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|'''Connectors'''
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|'''Comments'''
 +
|'''Pictures'''
 +
 +
|- valign="top"
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|'''[[Azurewave|Azurewave/Twinhan]] <BR>[[Azurewave AD-CP300 (VP-2033)|AD-CP300 (VP-2033)]] [http://www.twinhan.com/product_cable_2033.asp]
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|
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|
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|
 +
|
 +
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|- valign="top"
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|'''[[Azurewave|Azurewave/Twinhan]] <BR>[[Azurewave AD-CP400 (VP-2040)|AD-CP400 (VP-2040)]] [http://www.twinhan.com/product_AD-CP400-2.asp]
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|
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|
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|
 +
|
 +
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|- valign="top"
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|'''[[DigitalRise]]<BR> [[DigitalRise DTV PCI Cab CI]]''' [http://www.digitalrise.eu/products/dvb_tuner/cab/2040/]
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|
 +
|
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* Antenna in (Digital TV and Radio)
 +
* Antenna out
 +
* [[Common Interface]]
 +
* IR Remote
 +
|
 +
* Clone of the Azurewave AD-CP400 (VP-2040)
 +
|
 +
 +
|- valign="top"
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|'''[[TerraTec]]<BR> [[TerraTec Cinergy C DVB-C|Cinergy C DVB-C]]''' [http://tven.terratec.net/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=267]
 +
|
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* Philips TDA10023 (demodulator)
 +
|
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* Antenna in (Digital TV and Radio)
 +
* Antenna out
 +
* [[Common Interface]] (supported, additional module)
 +
* IR Remote
 +
|
 +
* Works after some tweaking (see [http://marc.info/?l=linux-dvb&m=120059164506602&w=2])
 +
* Clone of the Azurewave AD-CP400 (VP-2040)
 +
* CI/CAM support (on cards with optional CI module) is not working ( {{CURRENTYEAR}}-{{CURRENTMONTH}}-{{CURRENTDAY}} )
 +
| [[Image:Cinergy-c.jpg|thumb|50px|]]
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|}
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{{help to support}}
 
{{help to support}}
  
* [[TechniSat]] [[TechniSat CableStar 2 PCI / Cable4PC PCI|CableStar 2 PCI / Cable4PC PCI]] ??
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|'''Vendor<BR>Model'''
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|'''Components'''
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|'''Connectors'''
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|'''Comments'''
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|'''Pictures'''
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|- valign="top"
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|'''[[TechniSat]] <BR>[[TechniSat CableStar 2 PCI / Cable4PC PCI|CableStar 2 PCI / Cable4PC PCI]]'''
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[[Category:DVB-C|!PCI devices DVB-C]]
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[[Category:DVB-C| ]]
[[Category:Hardware|!PCI devices DVB-C]]
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[[Category:Hardware| ]]
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[[Category:PCI]]

Latest revision as of 00:28, 23 July 2012

On this page you will find information regarding DVB-C PCI cards.

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!


Supported DVB-C PCI Cards

The following table lists the confirmed working DVB-C PCI cards 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.

Hardware Decoding Cards

Vendor
Model
Components Connectors Comments Pictures
Hauppauge
WinTV DVB-C Rev. 2.1
[1]
  • was ~ 200 € (plus CI & analog)
Hauppauge dvb-c 2.1.jpg
Hauppauge
WinTV-Nexus-CA
German Swedish
  • Antenna in
  • Composite Video-IN
  • Composite Video-OUT
  • Audio Line-OUT
  • Audio Line-IN
  • Digital Audio OUT (S/PDIF)
  • Common Interface
TechnoTrend
PCLine Premium DVB-C Rev. 2.1 (C2100)
[2]
  • C2100 was discontinued, replaced by the C2300 model
  • was ~ ca. 200 €
Tt dvb-c 2.1.jpg
TechnoTrend
Premium DVB-C 2300 OT
[3]
  • replaces the C2100, adding SPDIF out and an analog tuner (which is not supported under Linux)
  • overall, currently not as well supported as the C2100 -- 128-QAM doesn't work properly
  • note that there is NO Antenna out or NO Jumper2(thus no RGB out) on this card
  • was ~ 100 €
Tt dvb-c 2.3.jpg

Software Decoding Cards

Vendor
Model
Components Connectors Comments Pictures
KNC1

TV-Station DVB-C English

  • Philips Tinbox CU1216L/ A I G H M (~2003 aka v.1.0):
    • TAIFUN 6034 A1 (tuner), LA7793 3BAE, LVC244A, EPCOS X6966D 8098 IRR2, Philips TDA10021HTB3 (demodulator)
    • Note: Philips TDA1002x demodulator (TDA10021 until Q4/2006; TDA10023 starting end of Q4/2006)
  • Philips SAA7146 (PCI bridge)
  • support for the TDA10023 was added to kernel 2.6.22
  • (those running older kernels will require a patch)
  • works out-of-the-box with MythTV-0.21
Knc1-dvbc.jpg
Satelco
EasyWatch PCI (DVB-C)
  • Philips TDA10023
  • works right out-of-the-box with KnoppMyth R5F27
  • was ~ ca. 60 €
  • The Common Interface works in Mythtv (Mythdora). Tested with 'Conax CAM (Rev. 1.2) - 4.00e by Smit' CAM-module & Swedish cable provider Com Hem


Mistique
CaBiX-C2
  • Philips TDA10023
  • Philips SAA7146 (PCI bridge)

same as Easywatch PCI DVB-C & KNC1 TV-Station DVB-C Plus


Siemens
DVB-C PCI

(PDF-Doku:
[4] En.
[5] Gr.)

was ca.~80 € gebraucht (zzgl CI & analog)


TechnoTrend
C-1500 German English
  • Tuner/PLL:
    • older cards: TD1316A/SIHP
    • newer cards: TD1316AL/IHP
  • STV0297 demodulator
  • SAA7146 PCI bridge
  • Antenna in
  • Antenna out (only with the newer cards (i.e. featuring a TD1316AL/IHP))
  • Common Interface
  • the older cards (i.e. featuring a TD1316A/SIHP) are supported since kernel 2.6.13
  • the newer cards (i.e. featuring a TD1316AL/IHP tuner with antenna in and out)) are reported to have bad signal quality on most frequencies due to unknown bug in driver (possible patch for Linux 2.6.24)
  • if running a kernel older then 2.6.16, and not using updated drivers from LinuxTV, a driver modification may be necessary for QAM128 reception; stv0297.c (line ~395, kernel 2.6.15):
 case QAM_128:
delay = 200;
sweeprate = 500;
break; 
  • was ~ca. 52 €


TechnoTrend
C-1501 German [6]
  • Philips tda827x [7] (Tuner )
  • Philips tda10023 Demodulator
  • Philips saa7146 PCI-Bridge
  • about 55 €
  • (Sep 2008) Currently some problems locking to some of the channels.
  • (Aug 2009) Card, CI and Alphacrypt Light CAM working perfectly with kernel 2.6.24-24 and v4l-drivers


TechnoTrend
DVB-C 1.0 Budget
  • antenna out (top)
  • antenna in (bottom)
  • Fit in Asus Pundit (AB-P2600) slim barebone
  • was ~ ca. 90 €
Technotrend dvb-c budget 1.0.jpg
TerraTec
Cinergy 1200 DVB-C
  • Philips TDA1002x (demodulator)
    • TDA10021 or TDA10023
  • Philips SAA7146
  • TerraTec Support Desk says "NO Common Interface"!
  • support for the TDA10023 was added to kernel 2.6.22 (those running older kernels require a patch)
  • was ~ ca. 80 € (w/o CI)
Tt cinergy 1200 dvb-c pci.jpg
TwinHan
VisionDTV Mini Cab DVB-C
  • Philips
  • Conexant Fusion 878A (25878-13) (PCI Bridge)
  • Antenna in
  • only partially supported
  • Strong artifacts in picture
  • ~ ca. 90 €


TechniSat
CableStar HD2
  • CI/CAM does not work yet (03.01.2011)
  • No FLReset capability for virtualization ("FLReset-")


Experimental Support

Vendor
Model
Components Connectors Comments Pictures
Azurewave/Twinhan
AD-CP300 (VP-2033) [8]
Azurewave/Twinhan
AD-CP400 (VP-2040) [9]
DigitalRise
DigitalRise DTV PCI Cab CI
[10]
  • Clone of the Azurewave AD-CP400 (VP-2040)
TerraTec
Cinergy C DVB-C
[11]
  • Philips TDA10023 (demodulator)
  • Antenna in (Digital TV and Radio)
  • Antenna out
  • Common Interface (supported, additional module)
  • IR Remote
  • Works after some tweaking (see [12])
  • Clone of the Azurewave AD-CP400 (VP-2040)
  • CI/CAM support (on cards with optional CI module) is not working ( 2014-10-30 )
Cinergy-c.jpg



Currently Unsupported DVB-C 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.
Vendor
Model
Components Connectors Comments Pictures
TechniSat
CableStar 2 PCI / Cable4PC PCI