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[[Image:LifeView_TV_Walker_Twin.jpg|thumb|250px|right|A LifeView TV Walker Twin (LR540) ... hoping Nick will upload [http://www.nick-andrew.net/LifeView/lifeview-tv-walker-twin-0001.jpg this pic]]]
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A dual [[DVB-T]] [[DVB-T USB Devices|USB Receiver]] from [[LifeView]].
 
A dual [[DVB-T]] [[DVB-T USB Devices|USB Receiver]] from [[LifeView]].
   

Revision as of 00:03, 1 December 2007

LifeView TV Walker Twin (LR540)
The PCB

A dual DVB-T USB Receiver from LifeView.

It is supported (for further information see below).

Components Used:

Contains 2 tuners and 2 demodulators, and 1 remote control.

  • NXP/Philips 8275AC1 (tuner)
  • NXP/Philips TDA10046A (demodulator)
  • ULi M9206 (USB bridge)

The M9206 chip handles two demodulators and two tuners.

The demodulators are located at 7-bit i2c addresses 0x08 and 0x0b. The tuners are located at 7-bit i2c addresses 0x60 and 0x61.

Subsystem information:

USB id: 10fd:0514 (cold - before firmware download)
USB id: 10fd:0513 (warm - after firmware download)

Status

Supported and mostly working. Things which work include:

  • Device is recognised and two tuners and two demodulators are attached. With the latest driver both tuners are working fine
  • Can play video streams using Kaffeine
  • Remote control initialisation and codes have been determined

Things which may not work include:

  • "scan" only finds some transponders (for Nick Andrew, at least)
  • Have not successfully used dvbstream yet (though, may be the result of incorrect settings)

Driver

This device works almost out-of-the-box if you have a sufficiently recent linux kernel.

  • Support for this device (both tuners) is the mainline Linux kernel since 2.6.23
  • Support for this device (1 tuner only) is in the mainline Linux kernel since 2.6.22
  • You can use the v4l repository from linuxtv.org for more recent changes (if any)
  • Work in progress occurs in the m920x experimental tree from http://linuxtv.org/hg/~aapot/m920x
  • Go to http://linuxtv.org/repo/ and follow the instructions for building the modules and installing

Firmware

You will need to get firmware:

People who own such a device

Feel free to add yourself here, testers will always be needed!

Name Email
Nick Andrew nick-linuxtv at nick-andrew dot net (owns two TV Walker Twin devices)
pelrun pelrun at gmail dot com (owns one LifeView TV Walker Twin)
Stev391 stev391 at email dot com (owns one LifeView TV Walker Twin)
blackpaw lindsay at softlog dot com dot au (owns one LifeView TV Walker Twin)

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