Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-T PCI
Hauppauge uses the WinTV-Nova moniker for their digital TV PCI cards that lack an onboard MPEG-2 decoder (i.e. the designation is used for their so-called "budget" or software decoding cards). The -T suffix signifies that the device is for DVB-T reception. There have been two different types of card sold under the name WinTV-NOVA-T PCI.
The first version(s), sold approximately between the later part of 2001 and before about July 2004, were based on the Philips SAA7146 interface chip and used either a Philips TDA10046 or TDA10045 or LSI L64781 demodulator.
All of these variants are well-supported. The earliest cards featuring the LSI demodulator work "out of the box". For the receivers featuring the TDA demodulators, you need to identify your chip and see the TDA10045 or the TDA10046 pages. Since there doesn't appear to be a way to tell which one you have programatically you'll probably have to take the card out and look.
In most systems and for average users these cards work satisfactorily, the Linux drivers are well-tested and robust. Due to the limitations of the quite old-fashioned hardware there may exist some quirks when using multiple cards in a system. Tuning is slower than in competing designs.
Overview of Some Early Versions
- (l64781/Grundig 29504-401)
features: decoder, partialts card driver: dvb-ttpci interface: PCI PCI device id: 1131:7146 PCI subsystem id: 13c2:0008 frontend 1: tin box: Grundig 29504-401.04 frontend driver: l64781 demodulator location: separate demodulator: LSI L64781 @0x55 PLL: ?? @0x61 Notes: Board has text "Sat-DVB Rev.: 1.6"
- (L64781/Grundig 29504-401(tsa5060))
features: fullts board markings: "S-DVB Data Rev 1.2" card driver: budget interface: PCI PCI device id: 1131:7146 PCI subsystem id: 13c2:1005 Bridge: Philips SAA7146A frontend 1: tin box: Grundig 29504-401 frontend driver: l64781 demodulator location: tin box demodulator: LSI l64781 @0x55 PLL: Philips tda5060 @0x61 Notes:
- (tda10045/Philips tdm1316l(tda6651tt) + TDA9889)
features: fullts board markings: "B2T1110 Rev 1.1" card driver: budget-ci interface: PCI PCI device id: 1131:7146 PCI subsystem id: 13c2:1011 Bridge: Philips SAA7146A frontend 1: tin box: Philips tdm1316l frontend driver: tda1004x demodulator location: separate demodulator: Philips tda10045 @0x08 PLL: Philips tda6651tt @0x63 Notes: Need to disable the MC44BC374 (i2c:0x65) in the tin box. SAW filter chip (TDA9889) is controlled by the tda10045's GPIO lines.
It should be automagically detected and work "out of the box" since kernel 2.6.12 and onwards. If by chance it is not, try getting the card to work by simply running "modprobe cx88_dvb".
Overview of Revision with Product Code: 90002
- (cx22702/Thomson dtt7592(tua6034))
features: fullts board markings: sticker "DVB-T 90002", board "900000-03, HannStar MV-4 94V-O" card driver: cx88 interface: PCI PCI device id: 14f1:8804 PCI subsystem id: 0070:9002 EEPROM: 128 bytes @0x50 Bridge: Conexant CX2388x frontend 1: tin box: Thomson dtt7592 frontend driver: cx22702 demodulator location: separate demodulator: Conexant cx22702 @0x43 PLL: Infineon tua6034 @0x61 Notes: