Satelco EasyWatch PCI (DVB-C)

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A DVB-C PCI card by Satelco.

It is supported by LinuxTV.

Overview

It comes up in lspci as

01:09.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)

dmesg shows this info:

DVB: registering new adapter (Satelco EasyWatch DVB-C MK3) DVB: registering frontend 0 (Philips TDA10023 DVB-C)...

User Experience

Works out-of-the-box in KnoppMyth R5F27... no drivers, patches or whatsoever needed...Works super fine on the Belgian Integan "In.Di" digital TV network, which doesn't need any smartcard or anything else... (for the FTA channels on the cable).

IR Remote

This card is optionally bundled with an USB IR remote receiver and an IR transmitter with "satelco" label. The USB receiver is identified by lsusb as

Bus xxx Device yyy: ID 0419:0001 Samsung Info. Systems America, Inc. IrDA Remote Controller

In order to support this remote via LIRC:

  1. Install Linux kernel 2.6.26 (or later) with the USB hiddev device (CONFIG_USB_HIDDEV). On driver startup, you should see in the syslog: "Fixing up Samsung IrDA report descriptor"
  2. Install LIRC 0.8.3 (or later) with the samsung device driver. A config file is already packaged under "remotes/samsung/lircd.samsung.conf". Start lircd by applying the samsung driver on the new hiddev device, e.g. "-H samsung -d /dev/hiddev0 configfile".

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