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The '''VisionDTV Mini Cab DVB-C''' is a PCI card by [[Twinhan]]. It is well supported under Linux, as the underlying hardware is a [[BT878]] chip.  
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The '''VisionDTV Mini Cab DVB-C''' is a PCI card by [[Twinhan]]. It is either well supported under Linux[http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php?title=VisionDTV_Mini_Cab_DVB-C_PCI&oldid=8157] or only partially supported with strong artifacts in the picture[http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php?title=PCI_devices_DVB-C&oldid=8187]. As [http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php?title=PCI_devices_DVB-C&diff=prev&oldid=6766 this edit] is fairly old, perhaps it works now? The underlying hardware is a [[BT878]] chip.  
  
 
This card supports DVB-C reception, all QAMs including QAM256, but (free) [[HDTV]] channels can't be recieved (tested in the German KabelBW net which uses H.264 for HDTV content, so maybe it's due to this non-MPEG2 standard and otherwise MPEG2-HDTV content could be received).  
 
This card supports DVB-C reception, all QAMs including QAM256, but (free) [[HDTV]] channels can't be recieved (tested in the German KabelBW net which uses H.264 for HDTV content, so maybe it's due to this non-MPEG2 standard and otherwise MPEG2-HDTV content could be received).  

Revision as of 22:37, 25 January 2007

The VisionDTV Mini Cab DVB-C is a PCI card by Twinhan. It is either well supported under Linux[1] or only partially supported with strong artifacts in the picture[2]. As this edit is fairly old, perhaps it works now? The underlying hardware is a BT878 chip.

This card supports DVB-C reception, all QAMs including QAM256, but (free) HDTV channels can't be recieved (tested in the German KabelBW net which uses H.264 for HDTV content, so maybe it's due to this non-MPEG2 standard and otherwise MPEG2-HDTV content could be received).

It comes up in lspci as

0000:00:0a.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
0000:00:0a.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)

Installation

Not too difficult with a newer 2.6 kernel -- see the article BT878 for a howto.