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TBS6205 PCI-E low profile DVB-T2 Quad TV Tuner Card, is a DVB-T2 PCIe Card from TBS Technologies. It is an update to the TBS6285 card for DVB T2 reception countries, such as UK, Sweden. It supports watching or recording four different channels .This DVB T2 PC TV card is ready with windows BDA driver and Linux driver. It’s ideal for watching UK Freeview SD and HD channels on PC.
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[[Image:TBS6205.jpg|thumb|right|200px|TBS 6205 Card]]
  
==Overview/Features==
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TBS6205 is a quad-tuner DVB-T2/T/C low profile card from [[TBS]]. It is the successor of the [[TBS6284]] and [[TBS6285]].
  
* 1 x PCI Express Interface
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==Overview/Features==
 
* Low profile design
 
* Low profile design
* Four DVB T/T2 Freeview SD& HD Channels Receiving
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* DVB-T2/T/C SD or HD TV receiving
* DiSEqC 2.x Compliant
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* Quad channel receiving simultaneously
* Linux Support
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* High-definition video, real-Time and scheduled video
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* Recording
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* High sensitivity DVB-T2 Quad Tuner for the best digital TV reception
 
* Windows BDA driver and Linux Driver ready
 
* Windows BDA driver and Linux Driver ready
  
 
===Components Used===
 
===Components Used===
  
* Si2158 (Tuner)
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* 4x Si2158 tuner
* Si2168 (Demod)
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* 4x Si2168 demodulator
* SAA7160
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* Lattice ECP3 FPGA (LFE3-17EA-8FTN256) PCIe Bus Interface
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* F-connectors, adaptors to IEC supplied
  
===Identification===
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==Specifications:==
# lspci -vvvnn
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* Support PLP( Physical Layer Pipe)
03:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Philips Semiconductors SAA7160 [1131:7160] (rev 02)
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'''DVB-T2/T2 Lite/T'''
        Subsystem: Device [6285:0001]
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* Receiving channel: VHF band and UHF band
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
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* Channel bandwidth: 6, 7, 8 MHz
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
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* DVB-T2/ T modulation type: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 32 bytes
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* FFT mode: 1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K, 32K
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 45
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* Code rate: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 7/8
        Region 0: Memory at fdf00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
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* Guard internal: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128, 19/128, 19/256
        Capabilities: [40] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/32 Maskable- 64bit+
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* Intermediate frequency
                Address: 00000000fee0300c  Data: 4191
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* IF mode: low IF
        Capabilities: [50] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
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* Center IF Frequency: 3 ~ 5 MHz
                DevCap: MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <256ns, L1 <1us
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* Note: default 4MHz
                        ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset-
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* RF-Input impedance 75Ω (IEC-DIN female)
                DevCtl: Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
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* RF-Output impedance 75Ω (IEC-DIN male)
                        RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr- NoSnoop-
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* TV card size: 115x68.7mm (length x height)
                        MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 128 bytes
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* TV card weight: 78g
                DevSta: CorrErr- UncorrErr- FatalErr- UnsuppReq- AuxPwr- TransPend-
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* Power consumption: 6.7 – 9 W
                LnkCap: Port #1, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s L1, Latency L0 <4us, L1 <64us
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* Operating temperature: -10°C ~ 70°C
                        ClockPM- Surprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
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                LnkCtl: ASPM Disabled; RCB 128 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk-
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                        ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
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                LnkSta: Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk- DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
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        Capabilities: [74] Power Management version 2
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                Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0+,D1+,D2+,D3hot-,D3cold-)
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                Status: D0 NoSoftRst- PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
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        Capabilities: [80] Vendor Specific Information: Len=50 <?>
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        Capabilities: [100 v1] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0000 Rev=0 Len=088 <?>
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        Kernel driver in use: SAA716x TBS
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==Making it Work==
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'''DVB-C'''
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* Fully compliant with DVB-C and ITU J83 A/B/C specifications
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* Receiving Frequency: 47~862 MHz Tuning Range
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* Input level: -65~-10dBm
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* 16QAM, 32QAM, 64QAM, 128QAM and 256QAM Support
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* Symbol Rate: 0.87 to 9Mbaud
  
It supports  MythTV mythbuntu building:
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==System Requirements:==
s
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* Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 or Linux
  1. Update the install with update/upgrade
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* Available PCI Express x1, x4, x8 or x16 slot
  2. Install TBS drivers as per [[TBS6285]] instructions
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* CD/DVD drive for software installation
  3. nothing was added to the /var/log/syslog or dmesg output
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  4. reboot the system
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  5. I found "disagrees about version of symbol dvb_frontend_detach" messages in the dmesg output, so follow instructions for this at the TBS forum [http://www.tbsdtv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=47&t=8195]
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      a. cd to the "tbs-linux-drivers" subdirectory
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      b. move or delete the contents of the kernel library drivers/media subdirectory using
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        "sudo mv /lib/modules/$(uname-r)/kernel/drivers/media ~/.media.bak" or
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        "rm -Rf /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/media" (this is for Ubuntu based systems)
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      c. reinstall drivers using "sudo make install"
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      d. reboot the system
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This gives working card drivers loaded and seen during the boot sequence.
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==Package Contents:==
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* 1x TBS6205
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* 1x Aerial
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* 1x Low profile bracket
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* 1x Fconnector
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* 1x Software CD
  
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===External Links===
  
When the kernel is updated (due to security updates), then I found the TBS help wiki's fedora installation instructions useful.
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* [http://www.tbsiptv.com Company Website] PC Card Manufacturer for DVB S/S2,DVB T/T2,DVB-C with single,dual and quad tuner,
These are:
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  1. cd to the "tbs-linux-drivers" subdirectory
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  2. move or delete the contents of the kernel library drivers/media subdirectory using
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      "sudo mv /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/media ~/.media.bak" or
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      "rm -Rf /lib/modules/3.8.0-29-generic/kernel/drivers/media" (this is for Ubuntu based systems)
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  3. Reconfigure the drivers. For this I found the following steps which worked for me.
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      a. clean out the code and reset the installation kernel data using the "sudo make distclean" command
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      b. rerun the installation settings script with the "sudo ./v4l/tbs-x86_64.sh" command
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      c. configure the driver settings (this is a guess) using the "sudo make release" command
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      d. configure the driver settings (this is a guess) using the "sudo make menuconfig" command.
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        I enabled the "Enable drivers not supported by this kernel" which on hindsight should be left unchecked.
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        The fedora instructions said to just exit this.
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  4. rebuild the driver using the "sudo make" command (this will take a while)
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  5. reinstall drivers using the "sudo make install" command
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  6. load newly installed driver using the "sudo modprobe -v tbs62x0fe" command
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  7. reboot the system
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The installation now uses and installs to the latest kernel's "/lib/modules/" directory.
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CAM box for DVB S2,USB Stick for DVB S/S2, DVB-C and ISDB-T
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* [http://www.tbsdtv.com/forum/index.php TBS Technologies Support forum]
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* [http://www.tbsiptv.com/tbs6205-dvb-t2-t-c-quad-tv-tuner-pcie-card?search=6205 Product Page]
  
=== Linux Drivers Download===
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[[Category:DVB-T2 TV Tuner PCIe]]
 
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[[Category: DVB-C TV Tuner PCIe]]
* [http://www.tbsdtv.com/english/Download.html TBS Download Center]
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===External Links===
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* [http://www.tbsdtv.com/ TBS Website]
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* [http://www.tbsdtv.com/forum/index.php TBS Technologies Support forum]
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* [http://www.buydvb.net/tbs6983-professional-dvbs2-dual-tuner-pcie-card-p-116.html Where to buy]
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===Company Profile ===
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TBS Technologies is a company which specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing of digital TV tuner cards for PC. Main products include PC cards for DVB S/S2, DVB-T/T2, DVB-C with single, dual, and quad tuner, CAM CI box for DVB-S2, USB TV Box for DVB-S/S2,DVB-T/T2,DVB-C. Most TV tuner products are Linux driver ready up to the latest kernel.
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[[Category:DVB-S2 PCIe Cards]]
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Latest revision as of 08:25, 29 November 2016

TBS 6205 Card

TBS6205 is a quad-tuner DVB-T2/T/C low profile card from TBS. It is the successor of the TBS6284 and TBS6285.

Overview/Features

  • Low profile design
  • DVB-T2/T/C SD or HD TV receiving
  • Quad channel receiving simultaneously
  • High-definition video, real-Time and scheduled video
  • Recording
  • High sensitivity DVB-T2 Quad Tuner for the best digital TV reception
  • Windows BDA driver and Linux Driver ready

Components Used

  • 4x Si2158 tuner
  • 4x Si2168 demodulator
  • Lattice ECP3 FPGA (LFE3-17EA-8FTN256) PCIe Bus Interface
  • F-connectors, adaptors to IEC supplied

Specifications:

  • Support PLP( Physical Layer Pipe)

DVB-T2/T2 Lite/T

  • Receiving channel: VHF band and UHF band
  • Channel bandwidth: 6, 7, 8 MHz
  • DVB-T2/ T modulation type: QPSK, 16QAM, 64QAM, 256QAM
  • FFT mode: 1K, 2K, 4K, 8K, 16K, 32K
  • Code rate: 1/2, 3/5, 2/3, 3/4, 4/5, 5/6, 7/8
  • Guard internal: 1/4, 1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64, 1/128, 19/128, 19/256
  • Intermediate frequency
  • IF mode: low IF
  • Center IF Frequency: 3 ~ 5 MHz
  • Note: default 4MHz
  • RF-Input impedance 75Ω (IEC-DIN female)
  • RF-Output impedance 75Ω (IEC-DIN male)
  • TV card size: 115x68.7mm (length x height)
  • TV card weight: 78g
  • Power consumption: 6.7 – 9 W
  • Operating temperature: -10°C ~ 70°C

DVB-C

  • Fully compliant with DVB-C and ITU J83 A/B/C specifications
  • Receiving Frequency: 47~862 MHz Tuning Range
  • Input level: -65~-10dBm
  • 16QAM, 32QAM, 64QAM, 128QAM and 256QAM Support
  • Symbol Rate: 0.87 to 9Mbaud

System Requirements:

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 or Linux
  • Available PCI Express x1, x4, x8 or x16 slot
  • CD/DVD drive for software installation

Package Contents:

  • 1x TBS6205
  • 1x Aerial
  • 1x Low profile bracket
  • 1x Fconnector
  • 1x Software CD

External Links

  • Company Website PC Card Manufacturer for DVB S/S2,DVB T/T2,DVB-C with single,dual and quad tuner,

CAM box for DVB S2,USB Stick for DVB S/S2, DVB-C and ISDB-T