TechniSat AirStar USB / Air2PC DVB USB

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A DVB-T USB device from TechniSat.

The original "Air2PC DVB USB" reference design was created by B2C2 and adopted by TechniSat for manufacturing. As part of TechniSat's DVB PC TV Stars products lineup, the device was given the name "AirStar USB". (TechniSat's PCI based cards have some peculiar naming inconsistencies on the German and English websites -- the cards use a *Star 2 TV PCI nomenclature on the German pages, but strangely, TechniSat has since dropped the "TV" part from the name on its English website for both their AirStar and CableStar PCI cards, yet retains it in their SkyStar PCI card's name. The "*Star" USB devices, for their part, share a consistent naming basis across both websites, whereby both the "2" & "TV" are omitted from the respective USB device name.)

Based on the B2C2 FlexCop chipset, and uses a MT352 demodulator.

The following drivers are needed for this device:

 - mt352.ko
 - b2c2-flexcop.ko
 - b2c2-flexcop-usb.ko

These frontend(s)/demodulator(s) can be found in various revisions of this device:

 - Zarlink MT352
Device / Model Type Hardware Firmware URL / Pictures
Comments & quirks
TechniSat/B2C2 AirStar USB DVB-T USB1.1 [1]
Not supported?

W3ird_N3rd says that "it is detected perfectly but it is not capable of locking onto any channel, 0 channels are found. My antenna is fine and the device does work on Windows, so somehow support for this device is broken. Don't buy it till it's fixed."

UPDATE 13th june 2008: That was probably a year ago. W3ird_N3rd here again, and with v4l-dvb from hg today, it still does the same. When plugging it in I see "CX24123: wrong demod revision: 0" in dmesg, will ask about that on the mailinglist.

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