[linux-dvb] kernel 2.6.17.xx && budget_av || tda1004x && stability && tuning

Hartmut Hackmann hartmut.hackmann at t-online.de
Fri Sep 1 23:02:15 CEST 2006


Hi,

Ronald Warsow wrote:
> hi
> 
> i noticed some tuning and stability problems with kernels -gt 2.6.16 and
> my budget-card "Terratec Cinergy 1200 DVB-T" (frontend "Philips
> TDA10046H").
> 
> googling, reading, reading, playing around, etc. i came to the idea to
> check the firmware.
> 
> studying the script "get_dvb_firmware" and following the links i see
> that the "provider" of the firmware holds a newer one (version 219g),
> then mentioned in the script.
> 
> after playing/scaning/zapping the tv stations with the new firmware i
> get the impression that all went quicker and with out any problems
> (stability/tuning).
> 
> questions:
> 
> "how long" will it go all quicker and "proper" playing with the new
> firmware not mentioned in the script ???
> means: is it possible that my new "pleasure" is only from a short nature
> leading definitely to the distress to spent some money on a new card ?
> 
> if not, should that script be changed ?
> 
> any idea's ?
> 
The script in the official kernel distribution fetches a very old firmware
version (2.0), the recent and significantly improved version is 2.9.
In our repository, we have the otion to download the firmware from lifeview,
this is the recent version.
using it will not break your card.

Hartmut



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