DViCO FusionHDTV5 RT Gold

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The DViCO FusionHDTV5 RT Gold is an ATSC PCI card.

It is supported under Linux.

Overview/Features

The card comes with a remote control. While the earlier FusionHDTV5 Gold model made use of an USB based IR receiver, the RT model provides a newer, and much smaller/less obtrusive (and easier to hide), IR receiver which makes use of the CX2388x's native input handling capabilities -- the receiver cord plugs into the A/V dongle, which in turn plugs into the card and the signal is routed to the decoder for processing.

The "RT" functionality has been added to the device drivers, but in order for end users to make use of this feature, application level support is also required (i.e. time to bug the developer(s) of your favourite PVR software to include this feature).

Components Used

Identification

Output of lspci -vnn:

Making it Work

Firmware

Drivers

Sample Kernel Output

Remote Controller Support

For now, you will have to use the latest drivers from the LinuxTV Hg repository to obtain support for the remote. (Note: make sure that you remove the former modules first, and, when you load the new modules, that the ir-kbd-i2c module is loaded. Also note that, if it is not obvious, a LIRC driver is not required in order to use this IR receiver. "Out of the box" support for the remote will be included in kernel 2.6.24.

A note about the IR receiver: The IR receiver is very "fragile". It may disappear if the i2c bus is probed or if you unplug it and plug it back in. The "fix" is to completely cut off power to the system (just turning off OS is NOT enough), wait for 10 or 20 seconds, then power it up again. Remember, do not run tools like i2cdetect or i2cdump, or you may lose your IR receiver again. See this page for DViCO's recommendation for IR recovery.


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