[linux-dvb] Any improvment in the HVR-4000 front ?

Gregoire Favre gregoire.favre at gmail.com
Thu Nov 22 09:43:47 CET 2007


Hello,

anything new ?

On http://dev.kewl.org/hvr4000/ one could read :

"News 21 nov 2007
================

Imported signal readings from reelbox code. Re-calibrated
against a FORTEC receiver (originally dvb2000). This
include BER, UCB, strength and quality. Previous strength
reading is now quality as confirmed in reelbox code and
on FORTEC.

News 19 nov 2007
================

Diseqc command strategy has been reverted to an older method
which caches message prior to burst IOCTL. This is now the
default and this ought to fix some issues with szap found
recently with some switches. The updated derived burst
hack strategy still exists but now must be enabled with a module
parameter called 'dsec'. See modinfo cx24116

FYI. You may need to enable the hack method for mythtv. Either
method ought to work for kaffeine and szap. The status of
VDR is unknown, try either."

Is there an updated patch for http://jusst.de/hg/multiproto which
seems to be the only actual repo with which vdr work ?

I just compiled the v4l-dvb with
http://dev.kewl.org/hvr4000/v4l-dvb-hg-2007-11-21.diff
to test diseqc with szap and a channels.conf made for
having all my 3 sat, hi/lo, and h/v :
TV5MONDE EUROPE:11597:v:1:22000:45:46:10060
ProSieben:12480:v:1:27500:255:256:898
RTBF SAT:10832:h:1:22000:4194:4195:61998
SexySat:12633:h:1:22000:221:321:12621
Videosexy TV:11623:v:0:27500:221:241:10701
The Spirit Word Channel:12265:v:0:27500:2210:2220:3122
ALO TV:10853:h:0:27500:2109:2110:8628
ASTRO CENTER TV:12245:h:0:27500:1023:1033:1003
BBC HD:10847:v:2:22000:2:2320:6940
EuroNews:12560:v:2:27500:2315:2316:54104
BBC FOUR:10773:h:2:22000:5300:5301:6316
Information TV:12523:h:2:27500:2320:2321:55004

which gives me 6 FE_HAS_LOCK out of 12 which is better.

reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 1 'TV5MONDE EUROPE':
sat 1, frequency = 11597 MHz V, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x002d, apid = 0x002e sid = 0x274c
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 01 | signal c040 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c640 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c640 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c640 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c640 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 2 'ProSieben':
sat 1, frequency = 12480 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x00ff, apid = 0x0100 sid = 0x0382
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 03 | signal c040 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c840 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c840 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c8c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 1f | signal c8c0 | snr ae66 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 3 'RTBF SAT':
sat 1, frequency = 10832 MHz H, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x1062, apid = 0x1063 sid = 0xf22e
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 01 | signal c040 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal d440 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d440 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal d440 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal d4c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d4c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d4c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d540 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d540 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d240 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 4 'SexySat':
sat 1, frequency = 12633 MHz H, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x00dd, apid = 0x0141 sid = 0x314d
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 01 | signal c040 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c640 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c640 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c640 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c640 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c6c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 5 'Videosexy TV':
sat 0, frequency = 11623 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x00dd, apid = 0x00f1 sid = 0x29cd
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 1f | signal c640 | snr a19a | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 6 'The Spirit Word Channel':
sat 0, frequency = 12265 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x08a2, apid = 0x08ac sid = 0x0c32
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 03 | signal cfc0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal cfc0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal cfc0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal cfc0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal cfc0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal cfc0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal cfc0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal cf40 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal cf40 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal cfc0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 7 'ALO TV':
sat 0, frequency = 10853 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x083d, apid = 0x083e sid = 0x21b4
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 1f | signal d540 | snr bccc | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 8 'ASTRO CENTER TV':
sat 0, frequency = 12245 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x03ff, apid = 0x0409 sid = 0x03eb
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 1f | signal d2c0 | snr bfff | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 9 'BBC HD':
sat 2, frequency = 10847 MHz V, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x0002, apid = 0x0910 sid = 0x1b1c
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 01 | signal c040 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d140 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d140 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal d140 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d1c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal d1c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal d1c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d1c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d1c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d0c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 10 'EuroNews':
sat 2, frequency = 12560 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x090b, apid = 0x090c sid = 0xd358
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 01 | signal c040 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 1f | signal c740 | snr b666 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 11 'BBC FOUR':
sat 2, frequency = 10773 MHz H, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x14b4, apid = 0x14b5 sid = 0x18ac
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 01 | signal c040 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d4c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d4c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d4c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal d440 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal d440 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d3c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d3c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal d340 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal d4c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 12 'Information TV':
sat 2, frequency = 12523 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x0910, apid = 0x0911 sid = 0xd6dc
using '/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter1/demux0'
status 01 | signal c040 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c6c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c640 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 03 | signal c5c0 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 01 | signal c540 | snr 0000 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | 
status 1f | signal c840 | snr 8199 | ber 00000000 | unc 00000000 | FE_HAS_LOCK

The weather here is really bad and my channels might be wrong as with another
card I only get 10 locks out of 12 :

reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 1 'TV5MONDE EUROPE':
sat 1, frequency = 11597 MHz V, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x002d, apid = 0x002e sid = 0x274c
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal f900 | snr cc76 | ber 00000000 | unc fffffffe | 
status 1f | signal f900 | snr ff5c | ber 00000000 | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 2 'ProSieben':
sat 1, frequency = 12480 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x00ff, apid = 0x0100 sid = 0x0382
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal f900 | snr e533 | ber 00000000 | unc fffffffe | 
status 1f | signal f900 | snr fe9a | ber 00000000 | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 3 'RTBF SAT':
sat 1, frequency = 10832 MHz H, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x1062, apid = 0x1063 sid = 0xf22e
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal fc00 | snr f6d7 | ber 00000000 | unc fffffffe | 
status 1f | signal fd00 | snr feb6 | ber 0000007a | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 4 'SexySat':
sat 1, frequency = 12633 MHz H, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x00dd, apid = 0x0141 sid = 0x314d
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 00 | signal fb00 | snr ecce | ber 0000007a | unc fffffffe | 
status 1e | signal fb00 | snr ff14 | ber 0000007a | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 5 'Videosexy TV':
sat 0, frequency = 11623 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x00dd, apid = 0x00f1 sid = 0x29cd
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal fc00 | snr ee91 | ber 0000007a | unc fffffffe | 
status 1f | signal fc00 | snr f697 | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 6 'The Spirit Word Channel':
sat 0, frequency = 12265 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x08a2, apid = 0x08ac sid = 0x0c32
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr dce1 | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr df66 | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr df8c | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr de59 | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr d809 | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr d88f | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr cfbc | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr cd5c | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr cb1d | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fb00 | snr cd79 | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 7 'ALO TV':
sat 0, frequency = 10853 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x083d, apid = 0x083e sid = 0x21b4
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr e849 | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 1f | signal ff00 | snr f82a | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 8 'ASTRO CENTER TV':
sat 0, frequency = 12245 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x03ff, apid = 0x0409 sid = 0x03eb
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal fa00 | snr dd41 | ber 00000098 | unc fffffffe | 
status 1f | signal fa00 | snr fd06 | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 9 'BBC HD':
sat 2, frequency = 10847 MHz V, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x0002, apid = 0x0910 sid = 0x1b1c
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal 0300 | snr bd2d | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 1f | signal 0500 | snr eb4f | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 10 'EuroNews':
sat 2, frequency = 12560 MHz V, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x090b, apid = 0x090c sid = 0xd358
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal 0000 | snr c177 | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr be20 | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr bfc7 | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr bf05 | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr bf19 | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr bd0a | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr c054 | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr bece | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr bd86 | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr bd94 | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 11 'BBC FOUR':
sat 2, frequency = 10773 MHz H, symbolrate 22000000, vpid = 0x14b4, apid = 0x14b5 sid = 0x18ac
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal ff00 | snr d52c | ber 0000014a | unc fffffffe | 
status 1f | signal 0000 | snr f14a | ber 000001b4 | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK
reading channels from file '/home/greg/.szap/channels.conf'
zapping to 12 'Information TV':
sat 2, frequency = 12523 MHz H, symbolrate 27500000, vpid = 0x0910, apid = 0x0911 sid = 0xd6dc
using '/dev/dvb/adapter2/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter2/demux0'
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr c69a | ber 000001b4 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr c41e | ber 000001b4 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr c29f | ber 000001b4 | unc fffffffe | 
status 01 | signal fe00 | snr c4f2 | ber 000001b4 | unc fffffffe | 
status 1f | signal fe00 | snr d602 | ber 000001b4 | unc fffffffe | FE_HAS_LOCK

I wanted to try the dsec=1 option of cx24116 and I found out that so
I don't get any lock at all... so I tried back without and I don't 
get any lock anymore... Strange, isn't it ?

I got this result with (md5sum) :
417cafd3b10e207e1dba9a03ad63e405 dvb-fe-cx24116.fw

I (and I am sure lots of others) am ready to do any usefull testing to
finally be able to use this card under linux :-)
-- 
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