[linux-dvb] RE : Re: Which DVB-T USB tuner on linux ?

Antti Palosaari crope at iki.fi
Mon Apr 7 03:05:56 CEST 2008


linuxcbon wrote:
> Thanks for your answer Antti,
> 
> ARTEC T14BR 
> Chip DiB0700
> Is the firmware downloaded automaticaly by the kernel ?

It is loaded automatically as it is done always. There is no drivers 
that needs firmware loaded manually. Everyone driver will load firmware 
automatically.
But if you mean that if firmware is coming from kernel - answer is 
almost 100% no. Firmware is almost always needed to install manually 
from somewhere on the net or from via package manager depending on your 
distribution. Installing firmware is not big issue and it is needed only 
once. Installing drivers from source is more work...

> Does the remote work with it too ?

No idea :)

> AVERMEDIA AVERTV DVB-T VOLAR X
> Chip DiB0700
> Seems the same as above, I dont know for the remote.
> 
> PINNACLE PCTV DVB-T STICK
> There are different models (eMPIA, DiB7070PB, Pinnacle...)
> I leave it, I dont want to take the risk to buy the wrong product.
> 
> There is also the PINNACLE PCTV DVB-T STICK ULTIMATE
> Chip empiatech  ? It seems good.

Maybe good, but will need also compiling drivers from source.

> Which chip has best reception ?

Thats not easy to say because it depends so many things.

> BR, linuxcbon

I haven't looked kernel sources but I have feeling that Artec T14BR 
could be in the recent kernel. So my opinion as that take Artec and 
probably you don't need to compile drivers from source.

/antti

> 
> --- Antti Palosaari <crope at iki.fi> a écrit :
> 
>> linuxcbon wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> I am planning to buy a DVB-T USB tuner but I am a little lost :-(.
>>> I am interested in following products :
>>> ARTEC T14BR
>> works
>>
>>> AVERMEDIA AVERTV DVB-T VOLAR X
>> no idea
>>
>>> PINNACLE PCTV DVB-T STICK
>> there is many PCTV versions, most are working. You should look if it is 
>> e71, e72, e73 etc. I think mentioned ones are working.
>>
>>> I dont know if they work OK on linux.
>> Some of those works with recent kernels, others needs compiling drivers 
>> from v4l-dvb-master or -devel trees.
>>
>>> Which tuner would you recomment for linux ?
>>>
>>> Thanks and BR, linuxcbon
>> regards
>> Antti
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