[vdr] Multiproto updated Re: [ANNOUNCE] VDR developer version 1.5.14
abraham.manu at gmail.com
Mon Jan 28 19:22:58 CET 2008
> Firstly, thanks for all your work - it's appreciated.
> Is the interface working properly for reading the signal strength, BER
> and status?
Currently, there is a small confusion. Most drivers in kernel, just
crap as signal strength, snr etc.
For the STB0899, STM helped so much, alongwith i had some help from one
of the Newtec guys, we were able to get the statistics in some proper form,
currently a dBm/10 scale is used.
Since this scale is different from the in kernel existing scale of
to a standardized one, currently this change might look a bit nonsense
as it will report different signal statistics as reported by the API.
There will be a need to add one more ioctl, where the user can request the
driver to provide the statistics in a relative scale or an absolute
can be used for measurements too.
The result would be that and end application can display the statistics
any other commercial STB, in a nice and beautiful way, while being quite
accurate (depending on the driver) without any hacks or workarounds to be \
done in the application
(The statistics that you get is very much device specific and not device
and hence is not very easy for a user application to get proper
statistics as of now)
With the change, all statistics related operations can be implemented
within the driver
such that the user is presented with standard and uniform statistics
devices without the need to do device specific code as done by MythTV
etc, where it
looks for specific device drivers (really ugly)
> The rotor plugin doesnt return anything and I can't get anything out
> of VDR-Femon.
> Is it working OK with the TT 3200?
The statistics is working with the STB0899, maybe i didn't follow what
exactly you are
looking at. If you can detail a bit, it would be much more helpful. The
TT S2 3200, KNC1 DVB-S2+, KNC1 DVB-S2, Pinnacle PCTV 450e and the
VP-1041 as of
now and the same signal related stuff is applicable to all.
> BTW I have a TT3200 on order so I can compare the difference between
> the two cards soon.
Currently, the STB0899 is _not_ calibrated for actual statistics. I have
Azurewave for some sample devices to be sent to STM for proper
calibration of the
LUT's for the statistics. (Most probably, tomorrow or so STM will
receive the samples
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