[linux-dvb] Re: Anysee E30 USB2 DVB-T support?

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Wed Sep 7 10:58:51 CEST 2005


On Fri, 2 Sep 2005, Heikki Hannikainen wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 16 2005 Patrick Boettcher wrote:
>> Also every other technical detail (high-res picture of the innards, and
>> descriptions and labels from the box's case) can be helpful, too. But
>> the usbsnoop-log is the most important help.
>  Pekka apparently provided everything else already, here are the photos of 
> this little box:
>  http://jellona.antila.iki.fi/~antila/anysee-e30-1.jpg
>  http://jellona.antila.iki.fi/~antila/anysee-e30-2.jpg

Interesting. The device uses the same tuner as the Twinhan Alpha. I'm 
wondering if the the rest of the stick/box is also identical to the Alpha.

If so, it could be worth a try to load the firmware of the Alpha and see 
if the E30 will work with the Alpha-driver (vp7045), too. But it is risky, 
because the firmware can damage your E30...

The best way would be to have the specs from the vendor 
(http://anysee.com/), but they also denied to make them public to help 
developers write OpenSource driver.

The second best way would be to reverse-engineer the windows driver with 
usbsnoop or something, but this is very time-cosuming.

Also, there are plenty of other USB2 device working 100% in Linux. (There 
is actually a good list of supported device in the DVB wiki, but currently 
unavailable, because of very very stupid idiots).

At this point I would strongly recommend not to buy AnySee products when 
running them in Linux, until they are going to change their minds.

best regards,

   Mail: patrick.boettcher at desy.de
   WWW:  http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/

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