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'''[[TerraTec]] Cinergy T Stick+''' is a [[USB|USB 2.0]] [[DVB-T]] with device id 0ccd:00d7 based on Realtek [http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=35&Level=4&Conn=3&ProdID=257 RTL2832U] and the tuner [http://www.superkuh.com/gnuradio/Elonics-E4000-Low-Power-CMOS-Multi-Band-Tunner-Datasheet.pdf Elonic E4000]
 
'''[[TerraTec]] Cinergy T Stick+''' is a [[USB|USB 2.0]] [[DVB-T]] with device id 0ccd:00d7 based on Realtek [http://www.realtek.com.tw/products/productsView.aspx?Langid=1&PFid=35&Level=4&Conn=3&ProdID=257 RTL2832U] and the tuner [http://www.superkuh.com/gnuradio/Elonics-E4000-Low-Power-CMOS-Multi-Band-Tunner-Datasheet.pdf Elonic E4000]
  
Foreword: [[TerraTec_Cinergy_T_Stick]] / 0ccd:00aa is a different device, based on Afatech AF9035
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Foreword: [[TerraTec Cinergy T Stick]] / 0ccd:00aa is a different device, based on Afatech AF9035
  
 
First check that you have the right device
 
First check that you have the right device

Revision as of 00:12, 10 April 2013

TerraTec Cinergy T Stick+ is a USB 2.0 DVB-T with device id 0ccd:00d7 based on Realtek RTL2832U and the tuner Elonic E4000

Foreword: TerraTec Cinergy T Stick / 0ccd:00aa is a different device, based on Afatech AF9035

First check that you have the right device

$ lsusb -d 0ccd:00d7
Bus 001 Device 008: ID 0ccd:00d7 TerraTec Electronic GmbH

Supported from Linux kernel 3.7 onwards (source Antti Palosaari)

In case you have an earlier kernel version, you might build the module as follow:

$ git clone git://linuxtv.org/media_build.git

$ cd media_build

Then follow the instructions as described in the "README" file

Thereafter you might load the module:

$ sudo modprobe -v dvb_usb_rtl28xxu
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-39-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/media/dvb-core/dvb-core.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-39-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/media/dvb-frontends/rtl2830.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-39-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/media/rc/rc-core.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-39-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/media/usb/dvb-usb-v2/dvb_usb_v2.ko 
insmod /lib/modules/3.2.0-39-generic-pae/kernel/drivers/media/usb/dvb-usb-v2/dvb-usb-rtl28xxu.ko 

You might check using dvbsnoop

$ dvbsnoop -s feinfo
dvbsnoop V1.4.50 -- http://dvbsnoop.sourceforge.net/ 

---------------------------------------------------------
FrontEnd Info...
---------------------------------------------------------

Device: /dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0

Basic capabilities:
    Name: "Realtek RTL2832 (DVB-T)"
    Frontend-type:       OFDM (DVB-T)
    Frequency (min):     174000.000 kHz
    Frequency (max):     862000.000 kHz
    Frequency stepsiz:   166.667 kHz
    Frequency tolerance: 0.000 kHz
    Symbol rate (min):     0.000000 MSym/s
    Symbol rate (max):     0.000000 MSym/s
    Symbol rate tolerance: 0 ppm
    Notifier delay: 0 ms
    Frontend capabilities:
        auto inversion
        FEC 1/2
        FEC 2/3
        FEC 3/4
        FEC 5/6
        FEC 7/8
        FEC AUTO
        QPSK
        QAM 16
        QAM 64
        QAM AUTO
        auto transmission mode
        auto guard interval
        auto hierarchy

Current parameters:
    Frequency:  0.000 kHz
    Inversion:  OFF
    Bandwidth:  AUTO
    Stream code rate (hi prio):  FEC AUTO
    Stream code rate (lo prio):  FEC AUTO
    Modulation:  QAM AUTO
    Transmission mode:  auto
    Guard interval:  auto
    Hierarchy:  auto

You may test you device using either dvbscan, scan, w_scan or tzap.

I've chosen Zap because it gives a quick feedback on the signal quality:

$ tzap 'la une'
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
reading channels from file '~/.tzap/channels.conf'
tuning to 754000000 Hz
video pid 0x0021, audio pid 0x0022
status 00 | signal bf81 | snr 0000 | ber 0000ffff | unc bf814ff8 | 
status 00 | signal bf81 | snr 0000 | ber 0000ffff | unc bf814ff8 | 
status 00 | signal bf81 | snr 0000 | ber 0000ffff | unc bf814ff8 | 
^C

NOTE 1: I've stopped the execution using control-c signal.

NOTE 2: Even if my device is recognized, I did not successifully managed to view a television channel - I'll get back and edit this page once I've more insight. (your help is welcome as well !)