TBS6285

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TBS6285

TBS6285 PCI-E low profile DVB-T2 Quad TV Tuner Card, as the name suggests, is a DVB-T2 PCIe Card from TBS Technologies. It is an update to the TBS6284 card for DVB T2 reception countries, such as UK, Sweden. It supports watching or recording four different channels .This DVB T2 PC TV card is ready with windows BDA driver and Linux driver. It’s ideal for watching UK Freeview SD and HD channels on PC.

It has now been superceded by the TBS6205.

Overview/Features

  • 1 x PCI Express Interface
  • low profile
  • Four DVB T/T2 Freeview SD& HD Channels Receiving
  • DiSEqC 2.x Compliant
  • Linux Support
  • 'F' type female screw connectors and provides RF in and out signals for other TV tuners.

Components Used

Other Images

Identification

# lspci -vvvnn
03:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Philips Semiconductors SAA7160 [1131:7160] (rev 02)
       Subsystem: Device [6285:0001]
       Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
       Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
       Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
       Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 45
       Region 0: Memory at fdf00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
       Capabilities: [40] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/32 Maskable- 64bit+
               Address: 00000000fee0300c  Data: 4191
       Capabilities: [50] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
               DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <256ns, L1 <1us
                       ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset-
               DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
                       RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
                       MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
               DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr- TransPend-
               LnkCap: Port #1, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <4us, L1 <64us
                       ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
               LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; RCB 128 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk-
                       ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
               LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk- DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
       Capabilities: [74] Power Management version 2
               Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot-,D3cold-)
               Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
       Capabilities: [80] Vendor Specific Information: Len=50 <?>
       Capabilities: [100 v1] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0000 Rev=0 Len=088 <?>
       Kernel driver in use: SAA716x TBS


Making it Work

See TBS PCIe card setup

IRQ Issues

See TBS PCIe card setup#IRQ_Issues

Sample Kernel Output

# dmesg
[    5.889300] TurboSight TBS6285 DVB-T2 card port0 MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[    5.889313] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x1 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
[    5.889659] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[    6.085293] TurboSight TBS6285 DVB-T2 card port1 MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[    6.085305] DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x1 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
[    6.086188] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[    6.273291] TurboSight TBS6285 DVB-T2 card port2 MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[    6.273302] DVB: registering adapter 2 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x1 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
[    6.273675] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[    6.461291] TurboSight TBS6285 DVB-T2 card port3 MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[    6.461301] DVB: registering adapter 3 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x1 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
[    6.462190] SAA716x TBS 0000:03:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[    6.462584] SAA716x TBS 0000:03:00.0: irq 45 for MSI/MSI-X
[    6.472213] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[    6.661281] TurboSight TBS6285 DVB-T2 card port0 MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[    6.661290] DVB: registering adapter 4 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x1 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
[    6.661570] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[    6.849279] TurboSight TBS6285 DVB-T2 card port1 MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[    6.849288] DVB: registering adapter 5 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x1 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
[    6.849586] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[    7.037280] TurboSight TBS6285 DVB-T2 card port2 MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[    7.037288] DVB: registering adapter 6 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x1 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
[    7.037573] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[    7.225282] TurboSight TBS6285 DVB-T2 card port3 MAC=ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff
[    7.225292] DVB: registering adapter 7 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x1 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
[  112.412577] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  112.412580]  tbs62x1fe - software version is 2.0.0.0
[  113.444129] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  113.444132]  tbs62x1fe - Successfully Initialized
[  114.640682] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  114.640685]  tbs62x1fe - software version is 2.0.0.0
[  115.720133] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  115.720138]  tbs62x1fe - Successfully Initialized
[  116.964580] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  116.964583]  tbs62x1fe - software version is 2.0.0.0
[  117.996150] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  117.996155]  tbs62x1fe - Successfully Initialized
[  119.308582] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  119.308584]  tbs62x1fe - software version is 2.0.0.0
[  120.388136] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  120.388141]  tbs62x1fe - Successfully Initialized
[  121.676561] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  121.676563]  tbs62x1fe - software version is 2.0.0.0
[  122.732133] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  122.732138]  tbs62x1fe - Successfully Initialized
[  126.888560] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  126.888561]  tbs62x1fe - software version is 2.0.0.0
[  127.920139] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  127.920143]  tbs62x1fe - Successfully Initialized
[  134.804615] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  134.804618]  tbs62x1fe - software version is 2.0.0.0
[  135.836128] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  135.836131]  tbs62x1fe - Successfully Initialized
[  145.220562] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  145.220563]  tbs62x1fe - software version is 2.0.0.0
[  146.252132] TurboSight TBS 62x1 Frontend:
[  146.252136]  tbs62x1fe - Successfully Initialized

Remote Control Support

Working without problems

Kernel modules

# lsmod
tbs6982fe              21981  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6680fe              17177  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6923fe              21981  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6985se              17489  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6928se              17489  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6982se              21981  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6991fe              17452  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6618fe              17177  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
saa716x_core           39763  29 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6922fe              21981  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6928fe              17452  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6991se              17489  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
tbs6290fe              50137  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
stv090x                42943  1 saa716x_tbs_dvb
dvb_core               77733  6 saa716x_core,saa716x_tbs_dvb
rc_core                18329  8 ir_nec_decoder,ir_rc5_decoder,ir_rc6_decoder,ir_sony_decoder,ir_mce_kbd_decoder,ir_jvc_decoder,ir_lirc_codec,saa716x_tbs_dvb
i2c_algo_bit           12841  2 saa716x_tbs_dvb,radeon
i2c_core               23876  21  i2c_algo_bit,i2c_piix4,drm,stv090x,tbs6290fe,drm_kms_helper,tbs6991se,tbs6928fe,tbs6922fe,saa716x_core,tbs6618fe,tbs6991fe,tbs6982se,tbs6928se,tbs6985se,tbs6923fe,tbs6680fe,tbs6982fe,saa716x_tbs_dvb,radeon,tbs62x1fe