[linux-dvb] SAA7146 (KNC ONE DVB-C): ber values reliable?

thomas schorpp t.schorpp at gmx.de
Fri Aug 25 10:00:56 CEST 2006


Thomas Börkel wrote:
> HI!
> 
> I am using KNC ONE DVB-C (budget_av) with kernel 2.6.16.
> 
> Whatever I do (different cables, changing amplification, switching 
> channels), czap always reports a ber of 195000.
> 
> Recently I got a second card and it's the same there. Only on one 
> occasion, I suddenly had a ber of 50 on the new card. After reboot, it 
> was back to 195000.
> 
> Now I installed recent (1-2 weeks old) development version of the 
> drivers and now one card has again always a ber of 195000 and the other 
> one has always 194ef2.
> 
> My question is: Is the ber reliable from this card?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> Thomas

schorpp at tom1:~$ femon
FE: Philips TDA10021 DVB-C (DVBC)

status SCVYL | signal 8b8b | snr f3f3 | ber 0000001e | unc ffffffff | FE_HAS_LOCK
status SCVYL | signal 8b8b | snr f2f2 | ber 0000001e | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status SCVYL | signal 8b8b | snr f2f2 | ber 0000001e | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status SCVYL | signal 8b8b | snr f2f2 | ber 0000001e | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status SCVYL | signal 8b8b | snr f3f3 | ber 0000001e | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status SCVYL | signal 8b8b | snr f2f2 | ber 0000001e | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
status SCVYL | signal 8b8b | snr f3f3 | ber 0000001e | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK

schorpp at tom1:~$ uname -r
2.6.17.10

its static here too on every channel.
and signal level is not 100% like with vendors app under windows.
but doesnt scare me, found only one channel in our network with slight 
probs.

im very satisfied with this device knc1 c plus :)

y
tom








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