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Avermedia offers two "Hybrid+FM PCI" cards that,
 
unlike their names, feature different tuner chipset;
 
* model [http://www.avermedia.com/cgi-bin/products_digitvtuner_hybridPCI.asp?show=1 A16AR] has a good support in v4l and some bynary driver from [http://www.avermedia.com/cgi-bin/support_driverbympdpro.asp?category=TV%20Card&category2=Hybrid&proname=173&modelno=A16AR Driver download page]
 
* model [http://www.avermedia.com/cgi-bin/products_digitvtuner_hybridPCI(A16D).asp?show=1 A16D] has no support in v4l and no binary or source linux driver from the [http://www.avermedia.com/cgi-bin/support_driverbympdpro.asp?category=TV%20Card&category2=Hybrid&proname=173&modelno=A16D Driver download page].
 
 
[[Image:A16Dboard.jpg]]
 
 
Looking on the card we can find:
 
 
* Philips SAA7135HL PCI Audio/Video Broadcast Decoder
 
* Xceive XC3018 Silicon Tuner [[Image:xc3018.jpg]]
 
* Zarlink MT352 Digital Terrestrial TV Demodulator
 
 
 
Xceive XC3018 is a pared-down version of XC3028.
 
XC3018 supports '''NTSC''', '''PAL''', '''SECAM''' analog TV standards and '''DVB-T''' digital TV standard only.
 
XC3028 supports all analog TV standards:
 
* NTSC,
 
* PAL,
 
* SECAM,
 
* CVBS,
 
* SIF and audio output
 
and all digital TV standards
 
* ATSC,
 
* DVB-T,
 
* ISDB-T,
 
* DMB-T,
 
* DVB-C.
 
 
Also it seems that the card is quite similar to the
 
Cardbus version (E506R).
 
 
Analogue TV seems to work already, but without [[http://linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/AVerMedia_AverTV_Hybrid_FM_PCI_A16D#Audio_and_FM audio]].
 
 
Remote can be enabled as well: see [http://linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/Remote_controllers remote controller] section in this wiki.
 
 
==== Installation ====
 
 
 
'''experimental code'''
 
 
As for the (E506R) there's some experimental code in
 
 
http://linuxtv.org/hg/~mrechberger/v4l-dvb-kernel
 
 
$ hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/~mrechberger/v4l-dvb-kernel
 
$ cd v4l-dvb-kernel/v4l
 
 
and in a newer repository
 
 
http://mcentral.de/hg/~mrec/v4l-dvb-experimental/
 
 
$ hg clone http://mcentral.de/hg/~mrec/v4l-dvb-experimental/
 
$ cd v4l-dvb-experimental/v4l
 
 
==== Adding A16D driver ====
 
 
A16D Definition has been added to the above v4l-dvb-kernel tree by Markus, so please jump to the [[http://www.linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/AVerMedia_AverTV_Hybrid_FM_PCI_A16D#building_and_installing install]] section!!
 
 
==== building and installing ====
 
 
$ make
 
$ make install
 
 
Unfortunately with Fedora core 6 modules are installed in /usr/src/2.6.xxxx/kernel/
 
while modprobe looks for updated modules in /usr/src/2.6.xxxx/updates/.
 
Maybe you need to give the correct path as an install options; by now I simply copied
 
patched modules over the old ones.
 
 
As stated in this [http://www.ubuntu-es.org/index.php?q=node/27239 thread] create /etc/modprobe.d/saa7134 containing:
 
 
options saa7134 alsa=1
 
install saa7134 /sbin/modprobe xc3028-tuner; /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install saa7134; /sbin/modprobe saa7134-dvb; /sbin/modprobe saa7134-alsa
 
 
in case of using http://mcentral.de/hg/~mrec/v4l-dvb-experimental/)
 
 
Remember that things don't work if you load saa7134 before xc3028-tuner.
 
 
(note do not use the card= or tuner= options, the numbers might change any time!)
 
 
[[User:MarkusRechberger|MarkusRechberger]] 22:10, 8 June 2007 (CEST)
 
 
==== installing firmware ====
 
 
Install firmware for the XC3028 as reported for the [http://www.linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/Em2880#Installation em2880]
 
 
Firmware ver.3 and 4 worked with my card.
 
 
trying to let FM to work, you will get an error as reported by Damir:
 
 
..........
 
[78693.955561] upload_firmware, Loading specific radio firmware:
 
xc3028_specific_radio.fw
 
[78693.963196] Loading configuration from file failed!
 
 
Radio's firmware is called by xc3028-tuner module, but it is not actually provided with the above firmware installation.
 
 
I did some testing trying to extract firmware from windows drivers, but with no luck.
 
 
==== loading modules ====
 
 
Load modules with :
 
 
$ modprobe saa7134
 
 
Modules will also get loaded automatically at boot time.
 
 
==== Dvb-t ====
 
 
Digital terrestrial is not working at the moment: to implement this probably need adding xc3028+mt352 definition to saa7134-dvb module.
 
 
==== Audio and FM ====
 
 
Thanks Damir, I was adviced:
 
 
TV works fine (except a fact that the sound must be processed with something
 
like 'arecord -D hw:2,0 -r 32000 -c 2 -f S16_LE | sox -q -c 2 -r 32000 -w -t
 
wav - -t alsa hw:0,0'), but FM radio doesn't.
 
 
I will investigate the above, but until now I'm not able to have TV audio nor FM from speakers! :-( Help's wellcome!!
 
See also [[Saa7134-alsa|saa7134-alsa]].
 
 
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cool so audio also works with it! FM needs an extra firmware which isn't implemented for your device so you won't have any luck with it.
 
 
[[User:MarkusRechberger|MarkusRechberger]] 22:26, 10 March 2007 (CET)
 
 
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Thanks to [[User:SunnyBUG|SunnyBUG]], the autor of the original
 
article "CARDBUS Hybrid TV FM (E506R)" from which most of this was taken.
 
 
You can find the translated Italian version [http://lucarasp.altervista.org/php5/index.php?title=Video#AVerMedia_AverTV_Hybrid.2BFM_PCI_A16D Here ]
 
 
--[[User:Lucarasp|Lucarasp]] 13:47, 23 February 2007 (CET)
 
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  • Projectsite moved to: mcentral.de since it contains code which is only available on that server.