Satelco EasyWatch MobilSet

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The Satelco EasyWatch MobilSet is a digital DVB-T card for notebooks.

Installation

The driver is called pluto2 and is included in the linuxtv DVB driver sources.

Kubuntu

To get the card running you need to get the latest linuxtv DVB drivers and compile it yourself. The process is described here:

hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb
cd v4l-dvb
make
sudo make install
cd linux/Documentation/dvb/
./get_dvb_firmware tda10046
cp dvb-fe-tda10046.fw /lib/firmware/`uname -r`

You can now try to load the pluto2 driver. After reboot everything works automatically.

Scan and Test

scan /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/de-Frankfurt >"$HOME/.tzap/channels.conf"
tzap -r SAT.1
dvbtraffic
mplayer /dev/dvb/adapter0/dvr0
You need to adapt it to you region and your sender.

Signal Quality

The tuner works good, but you can increase signal quality by adding a 1.5m koax cable with a 100Hz filter. Then you also can have a larger distance between the notebook and the antenna. This will reduce noise introduced, by the notebook. When you are not in the main area of DVB, you need to place the antenna at special positions to get a signal.

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