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The [[AVerMedia]] A771 is a, so called, [[budget]] or [[Hardware or Software Decoder?|software decoding]] [[DVB-T PCI Cards|PCI DVB-T card]]. These cards work well with the latest kernels.
I have this card working fine, under 2.6.12.5 (custom compiled). These are the modules I compiled: all options under "I2C", all options under "Video for Linux" (incl. "DVB", obviously).
 
   
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It is the successor to the original AVerTV DVB-T card, the [[AVerMedia AVerTV DVB-T (A761)|A761 model]].
The card also works under 2.6.13-rc7. It will probably work with 2.6.12 also, although some folks have had to disable ACPI at boot time.
 
   
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===Overview===
To get the card to work simply call "modprobe dvb_bt8xx". Then run, "scan" (from dvb apps) or MythTV as normal.
 
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The AVerMedia A771 features:
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* a [[Zarlink MT352|MT352]] demodulator ... The first few versions of the [[Zarlink MT352|MT352]] driver didn't work so well, so try upgrading if you have problems with tuning.
   
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(mt352/samsung tdtc9251dh0(??))
I have this card and a Hauppauge Nova-T (with the new Connexant chipset) working in perfect harmony.
 
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features: Card is capable of delivering the full unmodified TS stream to userspace. AVin
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card driver: dvb-bt8xx
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interface: PCI
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PCI device id: 109e:036e
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PCI subsystem id: 1461:0771
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Bridge: Brooktree bt878
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frontend 1:
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tin box: samsung tdtc9251dh0
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frontend driver: mt352
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demodulator location: tin box
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demodulator: mt352 @0x0f
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PLL: ?? @0x61
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Notes:
   
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== Kernel configuration ==
The only suggestion I'd make it to have both cards on their own aerial or to use a signal booster if you're going to split the signal, because the Avermedia card needs a strong signal.
 
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If building your own kernel, you would want to select all options under "I2C" and all options under "Video for Linux" (incl. "DVB", obviously).
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AVerMedia actually wrote a nice HOWTO for [http://www.averm.co.uk/avermedia/docs/pdf/linux.txt Setting up an AVerMedia A771 DVB-T card under Linux] ... likely very dated by now, but worth a look.
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AVerMedia's guide is nolonger on their site, but it can be [http://web.archive.org/web/20071219025800/http://www.averm.co.uk/avermedia/docs/pdf/linux.txt found on Archive.org]
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After compilation, to get the card to work simply call "modprobe dvb_bt8xx". Then run, "scan" (from dvb apps) or MythTV as normal.
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[[Category:DVB-T PCI Cards]]

Latest revision as of 17:38, 4 July 2009

The AVerMedia A771 is a, so called, budget or software decoding PCI DVB-T card. These cards work well with the latest kernels.

It is the successor to the original AVerTV DVB-T card, the A761 model.

Overview

The AVerMedia A771 features:

  • a MT352 demodulator ... The first few versions of the MT352 driver didn't work so well, so try upgrading if you have problems with tuning.

(mt352/samsung tdtc9251dh0(??))

 features: Card is capable of delivering the full unmodified TS stream to userspace. AVin
 card driver: dvb-bt8xx
 interface: PCI
 PCI device id: 109e:036e
 PCI subsystem id: 1461:0771
 Bridge: Brooktree bt878
 frontend 1:
   tin box: samsung tdtc9251dh0
   frontend driver: mt352
   demodulator location: tin box
   demodulator: mt352 @0x0f
   PLL: ?? @0x61
 Notes:

Kernel configuration

If building your own kernel, you would want to select all options under "I2C" and all options under "Video for Linux" (incl. "DVB", obviously).

AVerMedia actually wrote a nice HOWTO for Setting up an AVerMedia A771 DVB-T card under Linux ... likely very dated by now, but worth a look. AVerMedia's guide is nolonger on their site, but it can be found on Archive.org

After compilation, to get the card to work simply call "modprobe dvb_bt8xx". Then run, "scan" (from dvb apps) or MythTV as normal.