[linux-dvb] AnyTV AUTV002 USB ATSC/QAM Tuner Stick

Bob Cunningham FlyMyPG at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 03:34:32 CET 2008

Bob Cunningham wrote:
> Bob Cunningham wrote:
>> CityK wrote:
>>> Michael Krufky wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Bob Cunningham <FlyMyPG at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>> I just bought an AnyTV AUTV002 USB Tuner Stick from DealExtreme.  When plugged in, lsusb provides the following:
>>>>>   Bus 001 Device 011: ID 05e1:0400 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd
>>>>> A quick search revealed that the au0828 driver ....
>>>> Bob,
>>>> A patch was submitted that adds support for a device with usb ID
>>>> 05e1:0400, but it did not get merged yet.
>>>> The reason why I didn't merge the patch yet, is that there are
>>>> multiple devices out there using this USB id but they have different
>>>> internal components and no way to differentiate between the two.
>>>> If you can open up your stick and tell us what is printed on each
>>>> chip, then I can help you get yours working.
>>> Likely (as mentioned in the related discussion/thread:
>>> http://marc.info/?l=linux-dvb&m=122472907625204&w=2):
>>> - Microtune MT213x (tuner)
>>> - Auvitek AU850x (demod)
>>> - Auvitek AU0828 (usb)
>> There are 3 chips, from the USB to the cable connector they are:
>> AU0828A
>> AU8522AA
>> MT2131F
>> The silk screen text on the PC board reads "AUTV002_Ver1.0c"
>> Pictures soon!
>> -BobC
> Hi yet again,
> I checked the source, and it seems the patch I found (http://marc.info/?l=linux-dvb&m=122416362902362&w=2) had indeed not yet been committed to the tree.  I applied it to my updated source and reinstalled v4l.  The following devices now appear:
> /dev/audio1
> /dev/dsp1
> /dev/dvb/adapter0
> /dev/mixer1
> /dev/ptmx
> I have no idea if they are functional!  I tried running xine, but I am unfamiliar with it, so I don't know if there is a problem in the driver, or if it is a PEBKAC.
> What is the preferred testing strategy?
> Thanks,
> -BobC

As I stumbled through the maze, I was suddenly struck by a clue-by-4, and the following occurred:

    $ dvbscan /usr/share/dvb/atsc/us-ATSC-center-frequencies-8VSB 
    Unable to query frontend status

I take it this is not a good thing.


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