[linux-dvb] More on LifeView FlyDVB-T

Giampiero Giancipoli gianci at email.it
Thu Jan 26 15:08:29 CET 2006

A couple of weeks ago I posted a patch which added support for the 
tda8274+tda10046ht based FlyDVB-T, not very well working then.

But meanwhile, thanks to Hartmut Hackmann unvaluable suggestions, I developed 
a simple reader/writer/eraser for the ATMEL 24C256N eeprom mounted on the 
card (I suppose on all Lifeview cards) which contains the firmware for the 
10046 demodulator, version 23 by factory . By means of this tool I was able 
to upgrade the firmware to version 29. 

This version was taken from Lifeview latest drivers, and to this purpose I 
modified get_dvb_firmware in order to get the tda10046 firmware from their 
site. A separate patch for get_dvb_firmware was also posted.

With  latest tda1004x CVS updates and the firmware upgrade, eventually
I got this card working. Locking time is reduced and at last I was able to do 
a channel scan and watch TV with vdr :)

It seems that the patch didn't find its way to the CVS tree, so I would ask 
the developers if I should post it again, and where to send my simple eeprom


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