KWorld V-Stream Xpert DVB-T PCI

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Kworld V-Stream Xpert DVB-T PCI for DVB-T with remote & IR-receiver (included).

There are three known variants of this card:

  • one with a Thomson DTT 7579 tuner
  • another with a Thomson tuner (similar to the Nova-T 90002)
  • and another with a Samsung tuner similar to the AVerMedia AVerTV DVB-T 771


Thomson Tuner DTT 7579

Overview

Tuner THOMSON DTT 7579 Conexant CX22702-19 Conexant CX2388x

Full support is included in kernel 2.6.16.

For IR remote support, see: KWorld V-Stream Xpert DVB-T PCI Lirc.conf

Technical Specifications

(windows drivers very bugged, it works very well under linux :-D )

Hardware informations: When recognized:

#dmesg

cx88[0]: subsystem: 17de:08a1, board: KWorld/VStream XPert DVB-T 2 [card=27,autodetected]
cx88[0]/0: found at 0000:00:0d.0, rev: 5, irq: 185, latency: 32, mmio: 0xde000000
cx88[0]/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
cx88[0]/0: registered device vbi0
cx2388x blackbird driver version 0.0.4 loaded
cx2388x dvb driver version 0.0.4 loaded
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0d.2[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 185
cx88[0]/2: found at 0000:00:0d.2, rev: 5, irq: 185, latency: 32, mmio: 0xdf000000
cx88[0]/2: cx2388x based dvb card
DVB: registering new adapter (cx88[0]).
DVB: registering frontend 0 (KWorld/VStream XPert DVB-T 2)...


#lspci -nv

00:0f.0 Class 0400: 14f1:8800 (rev 05)
  Subsystem: 17de:08a1
  Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
  Memory at ec000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
  Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data
  Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2

00:0f.2 Class 0480: 14f1:8802 (rev 05)
  Subsystem: 17de:08a1
  Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
  Memory at eb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
  Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2


#lspci -v

00:0f.0 Multimedia video controller: Conexant Winfast TV2000 XP (rev 05)
  Subsystem: Unknown device 17de:08a1
  Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
  Memory at ec000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
  Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data
  Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2

00:0f.2 Multimedia controller: Conexant: Unknown device 8802 (rev 05)
  Subsystem: Unknown device 17de:08a1
  Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 5
  Memory at eb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
  Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2


User Comments

I bought this card to replace an AverMedia 761 that never worked reliably for me. The Kworld gives me much better reception
and seems to work reliably  with kernel 2.6.12
It was pretty hard to find this card in Sweden. I finally managed to buy it from http://www.microstore.se/. They call the card
"V-Stream TV-kort för  Marksänd DigitalTV, PCI" and make no mention of neither KWorld nor Xpert.
-- MattiasHolmlund 


This card run perfectly on my system:
*HARDWARE*
Mb ASUS A7V266, CPU Athlon 1 Ghz, 512 Mb RAM, Nvidia Geforce 4 64 Mb with TVout, HD 80 Gb, Firewire, dvd reader, etc.
*SOFTWARE*
Mandrake 10.1
MythTV 0.17
Stock kernel 2.6.11.2 (from www.kernel.org)
Lirc 0.7.0
Patch from bytesex.org[1]
Patch from manenti.org [2]
Patch for this remote controller
lirc.conf for this remote controller
lircrc (for mythtv)
For kernel 2.6.11.2 you need a patch from Bytesex [[3]] and a
patch to add 17de:08a1 from Marco Manenti [[4]] (described at
[[5]]).
For kernel 2.6.12, only the patch from Marco Manenti [[6]] is necessary.
And the same patch for kernel 2.6.15 (ubuntu 6.04, but it should works for all the others) [[7]]
-- Umby80


Thomson Tuner (Nova-T 9002)

Similar to Nova-T 90002

Card PCI ID: 17de:08a6 ?? -- full support is included in kernel 2.6.13.

This device is re-branded as the Tevion DVB-T 100 PCI. It is recognised using lspci -v as Conexant CX22702 DVB-T 2k/8k (rev 05) Subsystem: KWorld Computer Co. Ltd.:Unknown device 08a6. The kernel module (CX88_DVB) is included under Multimedia Devices Conexant 2388x support (in 2.6.15), not in the Digital Video Broadcasting Devices.


Samsung Tuner

Similar to AVerMedia AVerTV DVB-T 771