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A hybrid mulitple [[frontend]] (MFE) [[DTV|Digital TV]] USB 2.0 device, by [[Hauppauge]], featuring reception capabilities for [[ATSC USB Devices|ATSC, ATSC-M/H]] and [[DVB-T_USB_Devices|DVB-T]].
 
A hybrid mulitple [[frontend]] (MFE) [[DTV|Digital TV]] USB 2.0 device, by [[Hauppauge]], featuring reception capabilities for [[ATSC USB Devices|ATSC, ATSC-M/H]] and [[DVB-T_USB_Devices|DVB-T]].
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==Overview/Features==
 
==Overview/Features==
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* Very nice form factor (i.e. has a small physical footprint). 
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* A first of a kind type of device -- supports both DVB-T and ATSC (as well as the M/H subset) ... Note: this dual support is only available under Linux (Windows drivers will only expose the digital TV standard relative to the location it was purchased i.e. ATSC in N.A, DVB-T in Europe)
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* Has a built-in, telescoping, aerial  (i.e. a "whip" antenna)
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* Credit card sized IR remote control (battery included), with the Aero-m itself sporting an IR receiver on its front
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* Port for external antenna attachment (RF cable adapter plug included)
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* Removable cap for the USB 2.0 connector
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* USB 2.0 extension cable (roughly 13inches; one foot usable length once you plug both ends in)
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* Windows driver CD and Installation guide
  
 
===Components Used===
 
===Components Used===
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===Identification===
 
===Identification===
Output of lsusb -v:
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The output of ''lsusb -v'' reveals that the device has a subsystem ID of: 2040:c61b
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===Other Images===
 
===Other Images===
 
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  Image:Hauppauge_ WinTV-Aero-m_box_and_contents.jpg|Box and contents
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  Image:Hauppauge_WinTV-Aero-m_box_and_contents.jpg|The retail box and contents
  Image:Hauppauge_ WinTV-Aero-m_remote.jpg|WinTV-Aero-m remote
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  Image:Hauppauge_WinTV-Aero-m_remote.jpg|the Aero-m and its IR remote control
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Image:Hauppauge_WinTV-Aero-m_device_and_attachments.jpg|the Aero-m, its attachments & the built-in aerial extended
 
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==External Links==
 
==External Links==
 
* [http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_aero-m.html Hauppauge WinTV-Aero-m product page]
 
* [http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_aero-m.html Hauppauge WinTV-Aero-m product page]
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** [http://www.kernellabs.com/blog/?s=aero Some Linux driver background info from kernellabs]
  
 
[[Category:ATSC USB Devices]]
 
[[Category:ATSC USB Devices]]

Revision as of 01:52, 27 August 2012

WinTV-Aero-m front facia

A hybrid mulitple frontend (MFE) Digital TV USB 2.0 device, by Hauppauge, featuring reception capabilities for ATSC, ATSC-M/H and DVB-T.

It is supported under Linux; since kernel 3.2 for ATSC & DVB-T and kernel 3.5 for ATSC-M/H support.

Overview/Features

  • Very nice form factor (i.e. has a small physical footprint).
  • A first of a kind type of device -- supports both DVB-T and ATSC (as well as the M/H subset) ... Note: this dual support is only available under Linux (Windows drivers will only expose the digital TV standard relative to the location it was purchased i.e. ATSC in N.A, DVB-T in Europe)
  • Has a built-in, telescoping, aerial (i.e. a "whip" antenna)
  • Credit card sized IR remote control (battery included), with the Aero-m itself sporting an IR receiver on its front
  • Port for external antenna attachment (RF cable adapter plug included)
  • Removable cap for the USB 2.0 connector
  • USB 2.0 extension cable (roughly 13inches; one foot usable length once you plug both ends in)
  • Windows driver CD and Installation guide

Components Used

  • MaxLinear MxL111SF SoC
    • tuner
    • DVB-T demodulator
    • USB 2.0 bridge
  • LG DT3305 demodulator (D)
  • LG LG2161 demodulator (D-m)

Identification

The output of lsusb -v reveals that the device has a subsystem ID of: 2040:c61b

Other Images


Making it Work

Firmware

No firmware is required for this device

Drivers

Sample Kernel Output

Relevant dmesg output:

[ 3874.201858] usb 1-4.1.2: new high-speed USB device number 15 using ehci_hcd
[ 3874.288007] usb 1-4.1.2: New USB device found, idVendor=2040, idProduct=c61b
[ 3874.288011] usb 1-4.1.2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 3874.288013] usb 1-4.1.2: Product: WinTV Aero-M
[ 3874.288015] usb 1-4.1.2: Manufacturer: Hauppauge
[ 3874.288016] usb 1-4.1.2: SerialNumber: 4034349227
[ 3874.288293] dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge WinTV-Aero-M' in warm state.
[ 3874.288324] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
[ 3874.288325] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
[ 3874.288326] dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.         <-- only for kernel 3.5 and up 
[ 3874.288648] DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge WinTV-Aero-M)
[ 3874.552658] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (LG Electronics LGDT3305 VSB/QAM Frontend)...
[ 3874.570179] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 1 (MaxLinear MxL111SF DVB-T demodulator)...
[ 3874.738637] mxl111sf: MxL111SF detected, v8_200 (0x18)
[ 3874.741930] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 2 (LG Electronics LG2161 ATSC/MH Frontend)...       <-- only for kernel 3.5 and up 
[ 3874.742968] dvb-usb: Hauppauge WinTV-Aero-M successfully initialized and connected.
[ 3874.766943] tveeprom 14-0050: Hauppauge model 126001, rev F1G4, serial# 7817387
[ 3874.766946] tveeprom 14-0050: MAC address is 00:0d:fe:77:48:ab
[ 3874.766948] tveeprom 14-0050: tuner model is MaxLinear 111 (idx 164, type 4)
[ 3874.766950] tveeprom 14-0050: TV standards ATSC/DVB Digital (eeprom 0x80)
[ 3874.766951] tveeprom 14-0050: audio processor is None (idx 0)
[ 3874.766952] tveeprom 14-0050: has no radio, has IR receiver, has no IR transmitter

Note: the above output is with a kernel version 3.5, and all 3 frontends on the adapter are registered. The output above is annotated to note the difference if you are using a pre version 3.5 kernel.

Remote Control Support

The remote has been successfully tested under Linux during driver development, however, said support is currently disabled, but will likely will be re-introduced in the near future.

User Experience

See the article's discussion page

External Links