Geniatech Satbox

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Note: In essence, this page is a "copy and paste" template which users should use when establishing a new device article within the wiki. Its intended purpose is to serve as the basis for the format/layout of device articles; thereby striving to establish a general consistency throughout the wiki.


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  • Proceed to fill in the information relevant for the device and delete the italic directional comment sections provided by the template (as well as this notice)

First, if possible, we would like a good overall image of what the device looks like (Note: do NOT use proprietary images unless you have obtained permission to do so). Next, provide a brief summary of what the device is and by whom it is provided (include wiki links to the card type and the vendor -- and, ideally, after you have finished editing this page, you should add links from those pages back to this one). The last introductory piece of information is the all important indication of whether or not the device is supported under Linux. Here's an example:

Example Image: Add a good overall image of what the device looks like here and perhaps a very brief description

An ATSC PCI card from KWorld.

The ATSC 115 is supported under Linux since kernel 2.6.24.

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Discuss the features and facets of the device here

  • PCI interface
  • Inputs: Antenna (Composite), Remote and S-Video In

Components Used

List the hardware ICs and modules used by the device here

  • PCI Interface IC: NXP SAA7130HL
  • Demodulator: MT352
  • Tuner: QT1010

Other Images

Use the included code to insert other images if necessary. Add as many high resolution pictures as you can i.e the card, the original box, the remote and give them detailed specific names. Note: you need to have taken the pics yourself or gotten permission to copy them.


Provide the relevant output of lspci -vnn or, in the case of usb devices, lsusb -v here. We're particularly interested in the subsystem ID's. To make a code block simply make the first character of each line a space.

# lspci -vvvnn
04:03.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Philips Semiconductors SAA7130 Video Broadcast Decoder [1131:7130] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Compro Technology, Inc. Videomate DVB-T200 [185b:c901]
	Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
	Latency: 84 (21000ns min, 8000ns max)
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 20
	Region 0: Memory at fdcfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=1 PME-

Making it Work

Is it supported under Linux? Are there experimental drivers? Does it partially work or identify as another card? (if yes, add these below)


Is there any firmware specific information for this device? if so, list it here. If your device doesn't require a firmware, simply delete this section.


Provide the details of where the drivers and patches and necessary tools are available.

Sample Kernel Output

Provide the relevant portion of dmesg here.

# dmseg
[   45.569669] saa7130/34: v4l2 driver version 0.2.14 loaded
[   45.569739] saa7130[0]: found at 0000:04:03.0, rev: 1, irq: 20, latency: 84, mmio: 0xfdcfe000
[   45.569745] saa7130[0]: subsystem: 185b:c901, board: Compro Videomate DVB-T200 [card=71,autodetected]
[   45.569753] saa7130[0]: board init: gpio is 843f00
[   45.569809] input: saa7134 IR (Compro Videomate DV as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1e.0/0000:04:03.0/input/input7
[   45.755429] saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 00: 5b 18 01 c9 54 20 1c 00 43 43 a9 1c 55 d2 b2 92
[   45.755437] saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 10: 00 ff 86 0f ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   45.755443] saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 03 03 ff 03 01 08 ff 00 88 ff ff ff ff
[   45.755449] saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   45.755454] saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff d5 00 c4 86 1e ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   45.755460] saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff cb
[   45.755466] saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 60: 30 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   45.755471] saa7130[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
[   45.755478] saa7130[0]: Unexpected tuner type info: d5 in eeprom
[   45.755532] saa7130[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
[   45.755550] saa7130[0]: registered device vbi0
[   45.873425] saa7134 ALSA driver for DMA sound loaded
[   45.873448] saa7130[0]/alsa: saa7130[0] at 0xfdcfe000 irq 20 registered as card -2
[   45.943354] saa7130[0]/dvb: frontend initialization failed

Remote Control Support

Discuss support for the remote control here.

External Links

Provide a link to the vendor's product page here along with any other external link to information that is generally helpful in relation to the device.

Finally, add anything else that you think might be relevent under an appropriate heading.