Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T-Stick

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A DVB-T USB device from Hauppauge.

Note: Currently, the Nova-T Stick (70009) is known to suffer from I2C errors. Updating to current Hg drivers and using new firmware should cure this.


  • Microtune MT2060 tuner
  • Dibcom DiB7700 DVB-T demodulator & USB 2.0 controller
  • IR receiver (not currently supported)


USB ID Model no. Version Tuner Supported from
Device Box
2040:7050 70001 Model 294 SL-294-V2.0-UK DiB7700M 2.6.19
2040:7060 70009 Model 1132 DiB7700P 2.6.20
  • One model number is above the MAC address on the label on the underside of the device.
  • The other model number and the version information are on the base of the box, below the bar code.
Note: see Peter's Aug 9/2007 note regarding boxes in the discussion page

Making it work


You will need the dvb-usb-dib0700-03-pre1.fw firmware file in /lib/firmware or the relevant place for your distribution.


Status on 11 August 2007

Just use Mercurial by following the How_to_install_DVB_device_drivers instructions.

Sample kernel output

This is for the 70001 version, using the driver in Linux

usb 1-10: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 8
usb 1-10: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-01.fw'
dib0700: firmware started successfully.
dvb-usb: found a 'Hauppauge Nova-T Stick' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (Hauppauge Nova-T Stick).
DVB: registering frontend 2 (DiBcom 7000MA/MB/PA/PB/MC)...
MT2060: successfully identified (IF1 = 1220)
dvb-usb: Hauppauge Nova-T Stick successfully initialized and connected.

Remote control support

At least the 70001 version has an IR sensor. Though as of 11 August 2007 there is no support for the sensor in v4l-dvb, it is known to work with Hauppauge's 45-button remote control and will handle signals from similar remote controls.

This patch implements support for the IR sensor; if you have problems with a flood of "unknown key" messages in the kernel log, you'll also need this patch (it is not cleanly applicable to recent trees, but it is an easy one-liner to do by hand).

Note: These patches still haven't made it into the tree, and has not received a lot of feedback after the latest official merges. Use at your own risk if you feel that you need them. Please report on the list.

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