DVB-T USB Devices

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On this page you will find information regarding DVB-T 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!



Supported DVB-T USB Devices

The following table lists the confirmed working DVB-T 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.

  • DViCO FusionHDTV USB DVB-T
  • DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual USB



Hybrid devices have a DVB-demodulator and a analogue capturing chip. Normally they share a tuner.



Note: The following information is from the old deprecated DVB USB page. Eventually this page will become organized, but for now, you'll have to bear the mess....or, better yet, help with the reorganization

Asus My Cinema-U3000 Mini

The device is supported through the Linux kernel. In addition. Asus provides drivers for this device through their website.


Afatech AF9005, AF9013 and AF9015

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - dvb-usb-af9005.ko
 - dvb-usb.ko
Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
Allnet all2006 USB DVB-T Stick USB1.1 af9005.fw [1]
The tuner sensitivity is less than impressive.
Delock USB2.0 DVB-T Stick USB1.1 af9005.fw [2]
Ridata USB DVB-T Stick T100 USB1.1 af9005.fw [3]
Terratec Cinergy T USB XE USB1.1 af9005.fw or af9005.fw-6.11.23.01 (rename it to af9005.fw!) [4]
KWorld PlusTV Dual DVB-T Stick 399U (Model No. KW-DVB-T 399U) USB2.0 AF9013/AF9015/MXL5003S dvb-usb-af9015.fw [5]


Comment: Trouble scanning for channels with Kaffeine: This is a know-problem of Kaffeine itself, it has nothing todo with the driver/device. Use a channel list made with tzap or other, in Kaffeine import this list, switch to a channel, rescan and save the found channels. Do this for all transponders (4 channels per transponder).

AVerMedia AVerTV A800

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - dib3000-common.ko
 - dib3000mc.ko
 - dvb-usb.ko
 - dvb-usb-dibusb-common.ko
 - dvb-usb-a800.ko

These devices are clones of a DVB-T USB2.0 reference design made by DiBcom.

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
AVerMedia AVerTV DVB-T USB 2.0 USB2.0/USB1.1 DiBcom 3000P dvb-usb-avertv-a800-02.fw [6]
Remote control handling is different to the one used in the other DiBusb clones and many essential keys do not work at all (with X.org and linux kernels 2.6.17 and 2.6.18).


DiBcom DVB-T

DiB3000M-B USB1.1 DVB-T devices

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - dib3000-common.ko
 - dib3000mb.ko
 - dvb-usb.ko
 - dvb-usb-dibusb-common.ko
 - dvb-usb-dibusb-mb.ko

Most of these devices are (sometimes slightly modified) clones of a DVB-T USB1.1 reference design made by DiBcom.

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
AVerMedia AVerTV DVBT USB USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [7]
ADSTech Instant TV DVB-T USB USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [8]
ADSTech Instant TV DVB-T USB2.0 USB2.0, USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-adstech-usb2-02.fw [9]
This device is dark blue.
KWorld DVB-T 300U USB USB2.0 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-adstech-usb2-02.fw [10]
Artec T1 USB2.0 USB2.0, USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [11]
Compro Videomate DVB-U2000 USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [12]
CTS Portable (Chinese Television System) USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [13]
DigitalRise DVB-T USB 1.1 Ter USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [14]
Grandtec DVB-T USB1.1 USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [15]
HAMA DVB-T USB1.1 device USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [16]
JetWay DTV DVB-T USB USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [17]
KWorld V-Stream XPERT DTV DVB-T USB USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [18]
TwinhanDTV USB-Ter (VP7041) USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [19]
First DVB-T USB box on the market with DiB3000M-B built-in.
TwinhanDTV Magic Box (VP7041e) USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [20]
Ultima Electronic/Artec T1 USB TVBOX USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B, variable dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw or dvb-usb-dibusb-an2235-01.fw [21]
There are several clones of this device: some have the AN2235 USB controller instead of the AN2135; some use a Panasonic tuner instead of the default Thomson Cable tuner. Most of the Boxes have standard Cypress USB IDs which makes it very hard to identify them. A HOWTO for this devices can be found here.
VideoWalker DVB-T USB USB1.1 DiBcom 3000M-B dvb-usb-dibusb-5.0.0.11.fw [22]


DiB3000M-C/P USB2.0 DVB-T devices

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - dib3000-common.ko
 - dib3000mc.ko
 - mt2060.ko
 - dvb-usb.ko
 - dvb-usb-dibusb-common.ko
 - dvb-usb-dibusb-mc.ko

These frontend(s)/demodulator(s) can be found in various revisions of this device:

 - DiBcom 3000M-C
 - DiBcom 3000P

[FIXME: which for which devices?]

These devices are clones of DVB-T USB2.0 reference designs made by DiBcom. MOD3000P1 (FX2), MOD3000P1.2 (FX2-LP) and STK3000P.

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
Artec T14 USB2.0/USB1.1 MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [23]
Grand DVB-T Pen USB 2.0 USB2.0, USB1.1 MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [24]
Intuix Tv Tuner Tnt S800 USB2.0, USB1.1 MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [25]
LiteOn USB DVB-T TV Tuner USB2.0, USB1.1 MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [26]
Leadtek WinFast DTV Dongle USB2.0/USB1.1 MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [27]
MSI Digivox Mini SL USB2.0 MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [28]
Typhoon TV Movie Stick USB2.0, (USB1.1?) MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [29]
"Art. 50506"
YUAN PD300 DVB-T mobility USB2.0, USB1.1 MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [30]
Toshiba USB DVB-T Tuner PX1211E-1TVD USB2.0, USB1.1 MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-dibusb-6.0.0.8.fw [31]


DiB0700 USB2.0 DVB-T devices

Note: Currently, at least two dib0700-based devices are known to have problems. The Nova-T 500 suffers from random disconnects after a few hours or days, and the Nova-T Stick, and possibly others using the same hardware, suffer from I2C errors. Updating to current Hg drivers and using new firmware should cure these.

All devices below will be fully supported by the LinuxTV drivers very soon. The following modules are needed for these devices:

 - dib7000m.ko
 - dib7000p.ko
 - dib3000mc.ko
 - mt2060.ko
 - mt2266.ko
 - dvb-usb.ko
 - dvb-usb-dib0700.ko

These frontend(s)/demodulator(s) can be found in various revisions of this device:

 - DiBcom DiB7000P, DiBcom DiB7000PC

Comment: In case someone is opening the device, one can find the DiB7700-chips (B/C/D), which is demodulator and USB in one silicon. There is also a package called the DiB7070P where the DiB7000PC is the DVB-T demodulator, DiB0070 is the RF tuner. The USB firmware used is the same for all devices.

The dvb-usb-dib0700 module has a parameter which forces the activation of LNAs (Low Noise Amplifier). If you have reception problems you can try to load the module with force_lna_activation=1 and see if it works better. Normally the LNA is controlled automatically by software so, in general, there should be no need to force activation. If a device has an LNA, it is shown in the table below; for those which have no LNA, this parameter has no meaning.

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
Artec T14BR DVB-T USB2.0 DiB7070P (DiB7000PC + DiB0070) dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw [32]
Has USB id of 05d8:810f. Remote control untested.
Asus My Cinema-U3000 Mini USB2.0 DiB7700P, MT2266? dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw [33]
AVerMedia AVerTV DVB-T Volar USB2.0 DiB7700P, MT2060 dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw [34]
Compro Videomate U500 USB2.0 DiB7700P, MT2060 dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw [35]
Gigabyte U7000 USB2.0 working with dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw [36]
USB ID 1044:7001, DVB-T support in Hg tree as of 10-Nov-2007 (merged into mainline 2.6.25-rc1). Remote does not work yet.
Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T-500 PCI with embedded USB2.0 2×DiB3000P, 2×MT2060, LNA dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw [37]
A.K.A. "Bristol". The LNA needs manual activation.
Hauppauge Nova-T Stick USB2.0 DiB7700M or DiB7700P, MT2060 dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw [38]
Identical to the USB Stick Elgato is selling.

There are 3 known variants; see the main page for this device for identification and support details.

Leadtek WinFast DTV Dongle USB2.0 DiB7700P, MT2060 dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw
There exists another device with the same design and name but different internals. Both are supported by linuxtv.org.
Pinnacle PCTV Dual DVB-T Diversity (PCTV 2000e USB) USB2.0 DiB7700P, Dib 7000P, 2 * MT2266 dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw
Dual tuner device. The diversity feature is not supported yet.

022c:2304

Pinnacle PCTV Dual DVB-T Diversity (PCTV 2001e USB) USB2.0 DiB0700, 2 * DiB7070P dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw
Dual tuner device. The diversity feature is not supported yet.

0229:2304

TerraTec Cinergy DT USB XS Diversity USB2.0 DiB7700P, Dib 7000P, 2 * MT2266 dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw [39]
Dual tuner device. The diversity feature is not supported yet.

005a:0ccd

TerraTec Cinergy DT USB XS Diversity (new) USB2.0 2 * DiB7070PB1, DiB 0700C dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw
Dual tuner device. This device looks identical to the one above and is sold (in Germany) under the same name and in an almost identical box. It can be distinguished by its USB ID.

0081:0ccd

Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-TD-Stick USB2.0 DiB7700P, Dib 7000P, 2 * MT2266 dvb-usb-dib0700-xx.fw [40]
Dual tuner devices. The diversity feature is not supported yet.

9580:2040

Pinnacle DVB-T Stick Solo version: 72E USB2.0 working with dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw [41]
Works with recent v4l-dvb drivers from mercury repository.
Terratec Cinergy T USB XXS USB2.0 DiB7070P (DiB7000PC + DiB0070) working with dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw [42]
USB ID not yet in code. Must be patched.


HanfTek UMT-010

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - mt352.ko
 - dvb-usb.ko
 - dvb-usb-dibusb-common.ko
 - dvb-usb-umt-010.ko

The USB protocol which is used by this device is equal to the one used in DiBcom USB2.0 reference design. Thanks to Hanftek who especially wrote a firmware for easy Linux-Support.

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
Hanftek UMT-010 USB2.0 Zarlink MT352 dvb-usb-umt-010-02.fw [43]
Stick-sized. Different colours (blue, grey, red).


Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T usb2

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - dib3000-common.ko
 - dib3000mc.ko
 - dvb-usb.ko
 - dvb-usb-dibusb-common.ko
 - dvb-usb-nova-t-usb2.ko

These devices are clones of a DVB-T USB2.0 reference design made by DiBcom.

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
Hauppauge WinTV NOVA-T USB2 USB2.0, USB1.1 DiBcom 3000P dvb-usb-nova-t-usb2-01.fw [44]
It has a MAC address.


LifeView

Devices are starting to be supported.

See http://linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/LifeView

LifeView TV Walker Twin

Works well (two tuners).

The TV Walker twin contains a ULi M9206, which is, according to the website, a "versatile digital audio/video controller for various digital TV standards such as DVB and ATSC. M9206 supports Microsoft's latest Broadcast Driver Architecture (BDA), which offer customers design flexibility and broad market coverage to both DVB and ATSC standards." A pair of TDA10046A OFDM channel demodulators and TDA8275A Silicon Tuners provide the DVB-T functionality. There is also an IR receiver which is presumably controlled by the M9206. Note: this device's USB cable comes with 2 USB plugs. This is not one plug per tuner; plug in both of them together to supply adequate power to the device.

MSI Mega Sky 55801 DVB-T USB2.0

This device uses a Zarlink ZL10353 DVB-T chipset and a Qauntek QT1010 demodulator. In addition there is built-in infra-red receiver which is registered as a USB HID V1.01 Keyboard.

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
MSI Mega Sky 55801 DVB-T USB2.0 Zarlink ZL10353 Not required? Appears to load without requiring firmware.
Tested with Kernel 2.6.24 (Ubuntu Hardy).


Nebula DigiTV USB version - DVB-T

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - mt352.ko
 - nxt6000.ko
 - dvb-usb.ko
 - dvb-usb-digitv.ko
Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
Nebula DigiTV USB USB2.0 Zarlink MT352 or NxtWave Nxt6000 dvb-usb-digitv-01.fw [45]
There is an SDK for download on the Nebula WebSite, which was used to improve the driver's quality. Was the first USB2.0 box on the market (late 2003/early 2004).


TerraTec Cinergy T²

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - cinergyT2.ko
Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
TerraTec Cinergy T² USB2.0 Zarlink MT352 [46]
The programming of the MT352 is hidden behind the USB protocol defined within the firmware.


Twinhan DVB-T USB2.0

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - dvb-usb.ko
 - dvb-usb-vp7045.ko
Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
DigitalNow TinyUSB 2 DVB-t USB2.0 Zarlink MT352 dvb-usb-vp7045-01.fw [47]
DigitalRise DVB-T USB 2.0 Ter Beetle USB2.0 Zarlink MT352 dvb-usb-vp7045-01.fw [48]
dnt EuroMini 100 USB2.0 Zarlink MT352 dvb-usb-vp7045-01.fw [49]
Fujitsu-Siemens DVB-T Mobile TV Tuner USB2.0 Zarlink MT352 dvb-usb-vp7045-01.fw de en
TwinhanDTV Alpha USB2.0 Zarlink MT352 dvb-usb-vp7045-01.fw [50]
It seems that some TwinhanDTV Alphas(rev 7045A) need newer firmware. 7045A sticks have another frontend and need another firmware. The 7045A frontend is tda10046 based. The symptoms are that they can not find any channels. Consequently, they are unusable at the moment. See these posts for more details: [51][52][53][54]
TwinhanDTV MagicBoxII USB2.0 Zarlink MT352 dvb-usb-vp7045-01.fw [55]


The programming of the MT352 is hidden behind the USB protocol defined within the firmware.

WideView/Yakumo/Hama/Typhoon/Yuan Boxes and Pens

All devices below are fully supported by the LinuxTV driver. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - dvb-usb.ko
 - dvb-usb-dtt200u.ko

These frontend(s)/demodulator(s) can be found in various revisions of this device:

 - Zarlink MT352
 - The new units use the Zarlink ZL10353 instead of MT352
 - for pentype design it is unknown (but it doesn't matter at all)

The programming of the MT352 is hidden behind the USB protocol defined within the firmware. These boxes can only deliver part of the Transport Stream (using a hardware PID filter); it is not known how to deactivate this. (The driver was completely reverse-engineered without the help of its real vendor (assuming WideView is the manufacturer). UPDATE: the vendor was so kind to provide information about unknown commands, hence the driver is complete.

There is apparently another Yakumo model not covered:

Hi, I've purchased a "Yakumo Quickstick TV easy" and it doesn't work after compiling and installing the modules. Its vendor and product id ara 0x14aa and 0x620, and it does not appear in modules.usbmap. So I think it's not defined... ßingen.

Firmware: The firmware for the rev 3 Freecom sticks (dvb-usb-wt220u-fc03.fw) can be obtained from here [56]. Rev 4 doesn't work yet, see below.

Warning: When checking the table below, check the USB ID to see if you have an old or new revision of the firmware.

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
Yakumo DVB-T mobile USB USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-dtt200u-01.fw [57]
A.K.A DTT200U
Yakumo QuickStick DVB-T USB USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw [58]
Pen-sized
Yakumo QuickStick Basic DVB-T USB USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-zl0353-01.fw [59]
Pen-sized
Yakumo QuickStick Basic DVB-T USB USB2.0 dvb-usb-wt220u-fc03.fw [60]
Pen-sized.
USB ID 14aa:0225 (cold state, before firmware).
USB ID 14aa:0226 (warm state, after firmware).
Yuan DVB2GO UB300 USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-dtt200u-01.fw [61]
Yuan PD300 DVB-T mini USB2.0, USB1.1 MT2060 silicon tuner? dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw [62]
Hama DVB-T Box USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-02.fw [63]
Typhoon USB2.0 DVB-T Box USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-dtt200u-01.fw
Typhoon DVB-T USB Drive USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw [64]
Pen-sized.
WideView USB2.0 DVB-T Receiver USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-dtt200u-01.fw [65]
WideView Pentype DVB-T-Receiver (WT-220U) USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw [66]
Pen-sized.
Freecom DVB-T USB Stick USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw [67]
Pen-sized.
Freecom DVB-T USB Stick (25451 rev3) USB2.0 dvb-usb-wt220u-fc03.fw [68]
Pen-sized.
USB ID (before firmware): 14aa:0225
V-Gear PocketDTV USB2.0 DVB-T TVBox USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-dtt200u-01.fw [69]
Small container.
V-Gear MobiDTV USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw or dvb-usb-wt220u-02.fw [70]
Pen-sized.
dnt EuroStick USB-Stick DVB-T Receiver USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw [71]
Pen-sized.
Redbell DVB-T USB Stick (TDT-2GO) USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw or dvb-usb-wt220u-fc03.fw or dvb-usb-wt220u-zl0353-01.fw [72] [73] [74]
Pen-sized. Valid for PCMCIA version.
New revision of those devices with ZL0353 inside USB2.0, USB1.1 dvb-usb-wt220u-zl0353-01.fw [75]
Pen-sized.
USB ID (before firmware): 14aa:022a.

Someone has three of these running just fine in parallel; USB IDs 14aa:0221 and 14aa:022b.

Club 3D ZAP-TV250mini USB2.0, USB1.1 MT2060 silicon tuner dvb-usb-wt220u-02.fw (dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw untested) [76]
USB ID (before firmware): 14aa:0220
Gainward DVB2go USB2.0 dvb-usb-wt220u-01.fw or dvb-usb-wt220u-02.fw
Clone of YUAN PD300.
Bestbuy Easy TV USB2.0 dvb-usb-wt220u-02.fw
This is a WideView WT-220U PenType Receiver (Typhoon/Freecom). It works with newest linuxtv driver version.
Miglia TVMini Express USB2.0 dvb-usb-wt220u-02.fw [77]
Pen-sized. Sold as Mac exclusive, but exterior seems to be the same as dnt EuroStick.


Supported Em2880/Em2870 Based USB DVB-T devices

Official project site: Em2880

Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
Kworld 350 U DVB-T USB
MSI DigiVox A/D USB2.0 [78]
Hauppauge WinTV HVR 900 (rev. 1.0) USB [79]
Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS USB ZL10353 [80]
Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS USB MT352 [81]
Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS France} USB
Terratec Prodigy Hybrid T XS USB [82]
Terratec Cinergy T XS USB XC3028 [83]
Terratec Cinergy T XS USB MT2060
Pinnacle PCTV USB Stick USB Device notes [84]
Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick 330e USB
DNT DA2 Hybrid USB [85]
Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick USB [86]
Empire USB 2.0 Pen Dual TV USB [87]
BestBuy Easy TV USB hybrid USB
USB ID EB1A:2881
Dazzle TV Hybrid Stick USB [88]
USB ID EB1A:2881


Currently Unsupported DVB-T 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.

Asus My Cinema-U3000

The U3000 (!= U3000 Mini) device is currently unrecognized by the Linux kernel. It is supposedly based on the dib3000p chipset. Picture and USB-info can be found here

Freecom rev 4 DVB-T USB 2.0 tuner

The latest Freecom/Yacumo usb stick has a Realtek 2831U chipset and any of the following usb id's: 14aa:0160, 0bda:2831, 2304:022b, 185b:0100, 13d3:3216, 13d3:3220, 13d3:3236, 13d3:3244, 08dd:2103. Latest Windows drivers dates january 2007 and can be downloaded at freecom.com If anyone has any info on how to get these to work or if a specific firmware works, please add it here.

Chipset info at http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=35&Level=4&Conn=3&ProdID=147

UPDATE: Realtek submitted a v0.0.2 of their driver feb 20th 2008. This has been confirmed to function for this Freecom (or Conceptronic) stick with usb id: 14aa:0160 on a 2.6.22.17 kernel. This stick has a MT2061F tuner chip, but this driver also supports the MLX5005 tuner chip. No additional firmware file is needed.

The driver source can be downloaded from [92], but be aware it has only be confirmed to work on devices with usb id 14aa:0160.

For easier installation you can use [93]. Just unpack and do a make and sudo make install.

GeniaTech T328B DVB-T

[94]

Geniatech T328 DVB-T

  • chip: MT2060F, CY7C68013A and ZL10353. usb id: 04b4:8613.
  • It seems that this usb stick uses the same chips as FREEcom DVB-T usb stick and Yakumo Quickstick basic, but they have different usb id.

LifeView TV Walker DVB-T (P/Q/Hybrid)

P Stick

  • Now it doesn't exist in the Lifeview's page, not in discontinued products and not in External TV solutions, only a P Plus but I suppose that is different like the Q (now unsupported) and the Q PLus in External TV solutions. ¿Somebody can confirm this and also put info about the new product of lifeview if they're different?

Q Stick [95]

  • USB 2.0 stick. idProduct: 1506 ID: idVendor 0x10fd Anubis Electronics, Ltd
  • Chips visible on card:
    • Frontend: TDA10046A OFDM channel demodulator
    • Tuner: TDA8275ASilicon Tuner

There is a DVB-T-only box: [96] I'm not able to find it in the discontinued products and correct the url to a new working one.

There is a DVB-T/Analogue box (with external power): [97]

Other dvb-t usb cards same as lifeview ones but different brand:

  • Zaapa USB DVB-T Model: LR523 - (I can't find the lr523 in their web page) This one seems to be exactly the same LifeView TV Walker DVB-T Q LR506, lsusb also reveals (idVendor 0x10fd Anubis Electronics, Ltd) and the idProduct is 0x0513 I don't know if is the same id product that the LifeViews Q stick but is the same that the Lifeview TV Walker Twin (this make an issue triying to make it work because the Walker Twin is different, the last two paragrafhs of this point explain this issue), anyone can post here the idProduct of lifeview's (if it's the same the issue of this stick will also apply to the Lifeview Q stick). I say this based on http://www.bandaancha.st/foros.php?temid=592815#633106 the post #44 says that in spanish, and also tell windows users with problems in channels reception, to use the driver and also the aplication from lifeview for the lr506, and seems that most of the users have their problems solved.

I have opened one of it and it have the TDA10046A and a uli m9206 and a Philips 8275AC1 below the ir reciever. Anyone can check that the Lifeview really have a TDA8275A?

In a kernel-2.6.22-gentoo-r1 with the firmware supplied by the ebuild linuxtv-dvb-firmware and DVB_CARD="tda10046lifeview" only, the usb is detected as a TV Walker Twin insted of a TV Walker DVB-T Q LR506 and the result is to fail triying to load the wrong firmware. This was with a similar to Q LR506 zaapa LR523 and also with the tda1004x module also in use by a saa7134_dvb, don't know if this can cause problems when i could load the correct firmware.
Somebody can make mechanism to detect this card as is and not as a TV Walker Twin? This is caused by a similar vendor and product ids.
  • In the zaapa web page I found one the ZT- LR 506Q http://www.zaapa.co.uk/Public/ficha_producto.asp?CPRO=636 this one have also the same name that the lifeview ones, the image of this tunner is the same that the zaapa LR523 except that the 523 have the anthena connector oposite to the usb side.

Tvisto USB DVB-T

[98]

I can confirm this, I have a TVisto buyed at the end of 2007 in spain, ID 15a4:9016: iManufacturer 1 Geniatech iProduct 2 AF9015 this data is show using lsusb -v, the ids are the first of the two pairs that are in the AF9015 wiki. The dongle seems to be exactly the same, only differs in the printed letter in the plastic chase. If you really confirm that you posses a tvisto like their own webpage with the E3C ids edit this, only showing the two posible types and the ids of each one.


  • I've found a USB ID: 18b4:fffa. It has [MXL5003S][99] and a "EC168 X***98501T" (I couldn't read all numbers, they were deleted). In reverse (inside in the circuit) It has "4407 ver 2.0"

TwinHan/AzureWave AD-TU200 (7047) DVB-T

Uses a Realtek RTL2831U decoder chip and MaxLinear MXL5003S tuner. USB ID is 13d3:3216. It seems to work with the realtek experimental driver (see freecom v4 above):

[ 3841.997121] DVB: registering new adapter (DTV-DVB UDTT 7047-USB 2.0 DVB-T Driver) [ 3841.998753] DVB: registering frontend 0 (Realtek RTL2831 DVB-T)...

TwinhanDTV Twister (7049) DVB-T

In germany a similar device seems to be sold as dnt EuroMini200 [100].

We tried to get information about the usb interface at Twinhan, but there was none avaiable. The chip vendor Uli [101] refuses to open all relevant information.

Maybe the same applies for the TwinhanDTV Hurricne (704D) [102].

TwinhanDTV MagicBox Pro (DVB-T/Analogue)

A hybrid USB2.0 box based on the ULI M9207 chipset. Also based on this chipset is the Pinnacle PCTV 310e, LifeView TV Walker Hybrid and Gericom USB 2.0 Hybrid Box sold by Aldi (Germany) and Hofer (Austria).


YUAN UB701 (DVB-T/Analogue)

A hybrid USB2.0-only box. Maybe it is a clone of the Conexant Hybrid Reference design? It has an em2880 and a xc3028 tuner. USB id eb1a:2881 [103]


WithView DMB Receiver

  • Model No : HDMB-T100A
  • lsusb : ID 10c4:0010 Cygnal Integrated Products, Inc.

[104]

Pinnacle Dazzle 71e DVB-T Stick USB

  • lsusb : ID 2304:022b Pinnacle Systems, Inc. [hex]
  • Not recognized by Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 (2.6.24-17-generic or 2.6.24-16-server)
  • Some results compiling various version of development driver af9015 from http://linuxtv.org/hg/~anttip/af9015/
  • fw can be gotten from http://www.otit.fi/~crope/v4l-dvb/af9015/
    • The card fails to tune. Turns out the card should work. I just don't have the signal strength to test it. Thanks to crope at #linuxtv on irc, who showed me how to test this properly

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