Archived:ASUS P7131 Hybrid-V4L

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  • ASUS MyCinema P7131 Hybrid
  • ASUS P7131 Dual (not sure if it is exactly the same card)

See also:

Remote control

An IR remote control is supplied. There is a sensor cable that must be plugged into the card.

The remote requires Linux 2.6.22

Card features

  • PCI
  • Video/audio decoder: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d1)
  • RF formats: PAL, DVB-T
  • Analog demodulator: ??
  • TV tuner: tda8290+75
  • FM radio chip: ??

The card does not have an AD for sound

Card connectors

  • RF signal: Two IEC connectors
  • Video Input: S-Video mini-DIN
  • IR-Remote: 2.5mm jack
  • Audio output: Card internal

The RF inputs are for:

  • PAL TV RF signal
  • DVB-T RF signal
  • FM radio RF signal

The original documentation says:
Upper IEC connector is marked "RF/FM-IN" and is for FM radio and DVB-T
Lower IEC connector is marked "CATV-IN" and is for PAL TV

The FM radio is fixed to the upper connector, but for TV (PAL and DB-T) the connectors can apparently be controlled by software. This is TBD. ???


This is not tested yet:

Get firmware, old option

In /usr/src/linux/drivers/media/video/saa7134/saa7134-dvb.c, line 873, struct tda1004x_config philips_tiger_config change the entry

 .request_firmware = NULL


 .request_firmware = philips_tu1216_request_firmware

Run /usr/src/linux/Documentation/dvb/get_dvb_firmware and copy the dvb-fe-tda10046.fw to /lib/firmware

 modprobe saa7134 card=78 gpio_tracking=1


Get firmware, new option

The Mercurial version "emerge v4l-dvb-hg" gives the card a proper card number of 112. The card can then be brought up with

 modprobe saa7134 card=112 tuner=54 gpio_tracking=1 i2c_scan=1

You may also need to

 modprobe saa7134-dvb
 modprobe saa7134-alsa

This works now but may not continue to do so.

lspci -v

Module Options

For analog signal (autodetected?):

 saa7134 card=78 tuner=54

Kernel output



Old discussions (may no longer be relevant):