pcHDTV HD-2000

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An ATSC PCI card from pcHDTV.

The HD-2000 is well supported under Linux (added to kernel 2.6.12).

Contents

Overview/Features

This was the first product that pcHDTV brought to market. It's production has long since stopped, and has been superseded by a newer pcHDTV product twice over. While the HD-2000 was produced locally in Utah, USA, the later pcHDTV cards are now manufactured offshore.

Has dual RF inputs. The card supports ATSC and NTSC. Although the Oren demodulator supports 64/256-QAM, no Firmware currently exists for such support, as pcHDTV was apparently unable to obtain such licensing from Oren. For more details, see this and this. Its a 5v PCI card. It has LEDs on the PCI riser that indicate device status, signal lock and errors.

As an aside, although they differ in board design and layout, the HD-2000 card shares the same functional components as the first version of the DViCO FusionHDTV II card.

Components Used

  • Philips Module
    •  ? (tuner)
    •  ? (analog IF demodulator)
  • Oren or51211 (digital demodulator)
  • Conexant Fusion 878A (A/V decoder & PCI bridge)

Identification

The output of lspci -vn will reveal that the card has a subsystem PCI ID of 7063:2000

Making it Work

Firmware

This card requires a firmware file (dvb-fe-or51211.fw) for the demodulator. This file can be obtained several different ways:

# cd /[kernel source directory]/Documentation/dvb/
# perl get_dvb_firmware or51211

Whatever method you choose (you'll get the same file regardless of the source), once the download is complete, place a copy of the firmware file in your /lib/firmware directory. (This directory may differ with some distros; consult your distro's documentation for the appropriate location).

Drivers

Just use the in-kernel drivers (any kernel >2.6.12 should have the drivers included and thereby provide native support for the card), or compile your own by following the How to Obtain, Build and Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers instructions.

Sample kernel output

insert relevant output of dmesg here

Remote controll support

External Links

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