A combined DVB-C, DVB-T and DVB-T2 USB 2.0 device from Geniatech. It is also known as MyGica T230 or Geniatech/elgato eyeTV T2 lite. It is supported since kernel 3.19. August T210v2 seem to be identical to MyGica T230.
Don't confuse this with Geniatech T220 or T220A that are the earlier models of the same product. The model number is printed on a sticker.\\ Don't confuse with the following model either, the Geniatech T230C, which looks the same but has different hardware (and requires different drivers).
The Geniatech PT360, also known as the D202, is likely to be the same device in just a different case, designed for USB OTG use with Android phones. With the correct adapter, it can be used on computers as can the T230 used with phones compatible with the PT360.
The following components are used on the device
- USB interface: Cypress CY7C68013A-56LTXC
- Demodulator: Silicon Labs Si2168-B40
- Tuner: Silicon Labs Si2148-A20
Drivers are included in kernel 3.19. They can be built with media_build for older kernels.
You may want to use the build of CrazyCat if the stock drivers aren't working: https://bitbucket.org/CrazyCat/media_build.git
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 0572:c688 Conexant Systems (Rockwell), Inc. Geniatech T230 DVB-T2 TV Stick
usb 2-4: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci usb 2-4: New USB device found, idVendor=0572, idProduct=c688 usb 2-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3 usb 2-4: Product: USB Stick usb 2-4: Manufacturer: Max usb 2-4: SerialNumber: 080116 dvb-usb: found a 'Mygica T230 DVB-T/T2/C' in warm state. dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer. DVB: registering new adapter (Mygica T230 DVB-T/T2/C) i2c i2c-5: Added multiplexed i2c bus 6 si2168 5-0064: Silicon Labs Si2168 successfully attached si2157 6-0060: Silicon Labs Si2147/2148/2157/Si2158 successfully attached usb 2-4: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Silicon Labs Si2168)... input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-4/input/input24 dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 100 msecs. dvb-usb: Mygica T230 DVB-T/T2/C successfully initialized and connected.
After first usage:
si2168 5-0064: found a 'Silicon Labs Si2168' in cold state si2168 5-0064: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-demod-si2168-b40-01.fw' si2168 5-0064: found a 'Silicon Labs Si2168' in warm state si2157 6-0060: found a 'Silicon Labs Si2146/2147/2148/2157/2158' in cold state si2157 6-0060: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-tuner-si2158-a20-01.fw'
NOTE: This device needs I2C-Mux support in kernel or as kernel module (CONFIG_I2C_MUX).
The Geniatech T230 requires these firmwares (available in https://bitbucket.org/CrazyCat/media_build/downloads/dvb-firmwares.tar.bz2 or for older version(s) use dvb-firmware):
They must be copied in /usr/lib/firmware.
IR Remote Control
The supplied remote control is supported by the driver.
If the device is unable to initialize, you may want to prevent the IR from loading:
# cat /etc/modprobe.d/dvb_usb.conf options dvb-usb disable_rc_polling=1
A reboot is needed to take effect.
Some problems with high bitrate DVB-C streams. Applies to certain DVB-C operators.
An Issue with firmware (TBD) can prevent the August T210v2 from working in this case use dvb-demod-si2168-02.fw instead.