DigitalNow TinyTwin DVB-T Receiver

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Introduction

DigitalNow TinyTwin USB Dual DVB-T Digital TV Tuner (Australia)
Vendor's Website http://www.digitalnow.com.au/product_pages/TinyTwin.html
Support Status Full
Driver dvb-usb-af9015, dvb-usb-it9135-02
Chipset af9015, it9135


There are four devices, marketed under the same name, all of which are currently supported out of the box (according to DigitalNow).


Vendor
Device/Model
Supported ID on
Interface
Hardware Firmware Comment / Pictures URL E
DigitalNow TinyTwin DVB-T Receiver Yes, in kernel since 2.6.28 13d3:3226 USB2.0 Afatech AF9015 dvb-usb-af9015.fw Jump to the place where you can edit this entry
DigitalNow TinyTwin DVB-T Receiver V2 Yes, in kernel since 2.6.34 1b80:e402 USB2.0 Afatech AF9015 dvb-usb-af9015.fw Different device, new USB ID. Jump to the place where you can edit this entry
DigitalNow TinyTwin DVB-T Receiver V3 Yes, in kernel since 2.6.37 1f4D:9016 USB2.0 Afatech AF9015 dvb-usb-af9015.fw Different device, new USB ID. Jump to the place where you can edit this entry


The kernel 2.6.34 supported USB IDs are:

$ lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 13d3:3226 IMC Networks DigitalNow TinyTwin DVB-T Receiver
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 1b80:e402 Afatech

For one tuner:

$ ls /dev/dvb
adapter0 adapter1

or for two tuners:

$ ls /dev/dvb
adapter0 adapter1 adapter2 adapter3

The device with USB ID 1f4D:9016 (which is for the most current device) is only supported in kernel 2.6.37 or greater.

The fourth device uses a different chipset - same as ITE Inc. Generic 9006 device. ID 048d:9006 - in kernel since 3.3.

Mythbuntu 10.10

  • Devices with USB IDs 13d3:3226 and 1b80:e402 are supported out of the box.
  • When the device is inserted, Mythbuntu offers to install the firmware (installs dvb-usb-af9015.fw to /lib/firmware). Need to reboot.
  • Upgrading the kernel to 2.6.37 adds the same support for the latest V3 device (USB ID 1f4D:9016) i.e. offers to install firmware
  • IR Receiver (i.e. remote control) not tested.

Ubuntu 11.04

  • Had an issue with using a pair of these (device id 1b80:e402). Although Ubuntu installed the drivers out-of-the-box, there were two missing frontends in /dev/dvb - adapter 0,1,2,3 were present, but only adapters 0 and 2 contained frontends unless I removed and re-inserted the tinytwins while Ubuntu was running. The fix was simply to grab the latest firmware (in the table above) and copy it to /lib/firmware, and reboot.
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