TerraTec Cinergy 2400i DVB-T

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A dual-tuner DVB-T PCIe card sold by TerraTec. This card is not currently supported by LinuxTV drivers.


This is technically a very interesting card. According to this mailing list post, the hardware is as follows:

  • Tuner #1: THOMSON DTT 75202A (with RF connector)
  • Tuner #2: THOMSON DTT 75207 (with pin RF input)
  • Demodulators: 2x MICRONAS DRX 3975D
  • PCI Express x1 Bridge: MICRONAS APB 7202A


$ lspci -vvvnn
12:00.0 Multimedia video controller [0400]: Micronas Semiconductor Holding AG Device [18c3:0720]
	Subsystem: TERRATEC Electronic GmbH Device [153b:1167]
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
	Region 0: Memory at fdff0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Region 1: Memory at fdfe0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
		Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
		Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
	Capabilities: [48] Message Signalled Interrupts: Mask- 64bit+ Queue=0/0 Enable-
		Address: 0000000000000000  Data: 0000
	Capabilities: [58] Express (v1) Endpoint, MSI 00
		DevCap:	MaxPayload 128 bytes, PhantFunc 0, Latency L0s <64ns, L1 <1us
			ExtTag- AttnBtn- AttnInd- PwrInd- RBE- FLReset-
		DevCtl:	Report errors: Correctable- Non-Fatal- Fatal- Unsupported-
			RlxdOrd+ ExtTag- PhantFunc- AuxPwr+ NoSnoop+
			MaxPayload 128 bytes, MaxReadReq 512 bytes
		DevSta:	CorrErr- UncorrErr+ FatalErr- UnsuppReq+ AuxPwr- TransPend-
		LnkCap:	Port #0, Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, ASPM L0s, Latency L0 unlimited, L1 unlimited
			ClockPM- Suprise- LLActRep- BwNot-
		LnkCtl:	ASPM Disabled; RCB 64 bytes Disabled- Retrain- CommClk-
			ExtSynch- ClockPM- AutWidDis- BWInt- AutBWInt-
		LnkSta:	Speed 2.5GT/s, Width x1, TrErr- Train- SlotClk+ DLActive- BWMgmt- ABWMgmt-
	Capabilities: [100] Device Serial Number 00-11-3c-20-07-00-00-00
	Capabilities: [400] Virtual Channel <?>


Under Windows it performs well, however the two software programs provided are not intuitive, and are not as good as gbtv which also supports this card.

For Linux support:
It was reported in early 2006 that TerraTec were working on a Linux driver, with the first beta version expected to have been released in week 12. However, later inquiries to TerraTec (circa 29-5-06) in regards to the status of their driver development were met with responses that no Linux drivers were being developed! In a strange twist, it has now (June 2007) come to light that someone at TerraTec did indeed develop some drivers for this card back in April 2006 (see this mailing list post for details).

It would be nice if LinuxTV could provide its own drivers, but there are several roadblocks in the way. If you are eager to aide such development, then it might be helpful to send an email to TerraTec (briefkasten@terratec.de) and ask them to release any information they can to assist others to write drivers.

Update: it is possible to make this card work under Linux - see NGene_devices