TBS5280 USB DVB-T2/T/C Dual Tuner TV Box

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TBS 5280 is an USB interface digital terrestrial TV box with two tuners for watching and recording Freeview SD or HD channels on PC. The two tuners enable you to watch TV channel on one multiplex while recording another channel on another multiplex simultaneously. It’s ready with Linux driver up to the latest kernel.

TBS5280.jpg

Contents

Overview/Features

  • 1 x USB2.0 Interface
  • Watch and record DVB T/T2 Freeview SD& HD Channels
  • Dual Tuner for Recording Two Different Channels/Multiplexes
  • DiSEqC 2.x Compliant
  • Linux Support

Components Used

  • DNOT44QCH266A
  • CX23102

Identification

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 734c:5280 TBS Technologies China


Making it work

I.1 extract linux-tbs-drivers.tar.bz2 archive:

  1. tar xjvf linux-tbs-drivers.tar.bz2

I.2 go to driver package directory:

  1. cd linux-tbs-drivers

I.3 build and install the driver:

  1. make && make install

I.4 reboot in order to load the newly installed driver:

  1. shutdown -r now

Drivers

Available here. Look for the TBS5280 Latest Linux driver

Sample Kernel Output

  • [ 18.095640] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 5280 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
  • [ 18.326018] DVB: registering new adapter (cx231xx #0)
  • [ 18.326026] DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 5280 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
  • [ 18.326424] Successfully loaded cx231xx-dvb
  • [ 18.326634] cx231xx: Cx231xx dvb Extension initialized
  • [ 19.569983] init: plymouth-stop pre-start process (1319) terminated with status 1
  • [ 26.668569] atl1c 0000:02:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
  • [ 26.668761] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
  • [ 34.910944] EXT4-fs (sda5): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
  • [ 37.112008] eth0: no IPv6 routeDVB: registering new adapter (cx231xx #0)
  • [ 18.095640] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 5280 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
  • [ 18.326018] DVB: registering new adapter (cx231xx #0)
  • [ 18.326026] DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 5280 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
  • [ 18.326424] Successfully loaded cx231xx-dvb
  • [ 18.326634] cx231xx: Cx231xx dvb Extension initialized
  • [ 19.569983] init: plymouth-stop pre-start process (1319) terminated with status 1
  • [ 26.668569] atl1c 0000:02:00.0: atl1c: eth0 NIC Link is Up<100 Mbps Full Duplex>
  • [ 26.668761] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
  • [ 34.910944] EXT4-fs (sda5): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
  • [ 37.112008] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
  • [ 81.939382] usb 1-7: USB disconnect, device number 2
  • [ 82.035647] cx231xx #0: V4L2 device vbi0 deregistered
  • [ 82.035702] cx231xx #0: V4L2 device video0 deregistered
  • [ 87.456021] usb 1-7: new high speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd
  • [ 87.609552] Registered IR keymap rc-tbs-nec
  • [ 87.609685] input: TurboSight TBS 5280 (cx231xx) MCE IR (734c:5280) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0/rc/rc1/input6
  • [ 87.609771] rc1: TurboSight TBS 5280 (cx231xx) MCE IR (734c:5280) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0/rc/rc1
  • [ 87.609905] input: MCE IR Keyboard/Mouse (mceusb) as /devices/virtual/input/input7
  • [ 87.610075] rc rc1: lirc_dev: driver ir-lirc-codec (mceusb) registered at minor = 0
  • [ 87.610352] mceusb 1-7:1.0: Registered Turbosight Technolog on usb1:3
  • [ 87.614359] cx231xx #0: New device Turbosight Technolog @ 480 Mbps (734c:5280) with 7 interfaces
  • [ 87.614365] cx231xx #0: registering interface 1
  • [ 87.614420] cx231xx #0: Identified as TurboSight TBS 5280 (card=16)
  • [ 87.759225] cx25840 14-0044: cx23102 A/V decoder found @ 0x88 (cx231xx #0)
  • [ 87.777256] cx25840 14-0044: Firmware download size changed to 16 bytes max length
  • [ 89.690261] cx25840 14-0044: loaded v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw firmware (16382 bytes)
  • [ 89.721493] cx231xx #0: cx231xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.0.2
  • [ 89.788833] cx231xx #0: cx231xx #0/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
  • [ 89.788891] cx231xx #0: cx231xx #0/0: registered device vbi0
  • [ 89.788895] cx231xx #0: V4L2 device registered as video0 and vbi0
  • [ 90.009223] DVB: registering new adapter (cx231xx #0)
  • [ 90.009229] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 5280 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
  • [ 90.229237] DVB: registering new adapter (cx231xx #0)
  • [ 90.229244] DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 5280 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
  • [ 90.229690] Successfully loaded cx231xx-dvb

rs present

  • [ 81.939382] usb 1-7: USB disconnect, device number 2
  • [ 82.035647] cx231xx #0: V4L2 device vbi0 deregistered
  • [ 82.035702] cx231xx #0: V4L2 device video0 deregistered
  • [ 87.456021] usb 1-7: new high speed USB device number 3 using ehci_hcd
  • [ 87.609552] Registered IR keymap rc-tbs-nec
  • [ 87.609685] input: TurboSight TBS 5280 (cx231xx) MCE IR (734c:5280) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0/rc/rc1/input6
  • [ 87.609771] rc1: TurboSight TBS 5280 (cx231xx) MCE IR (734c:5280) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-7/1-7:1.0/rc/rc1
  • [ 87.609905] input: MCE IR Keyboard/Mouse (mceusb) as /devices/virtual/input/input7
  • [ 87.610075] rc rc1: lirc_dev: driver ir-lirc-codec (mceusb) registered at minor = 0
  • [ 87.610352] mceusb 1-7:1.0: Registered Turbosight Technolog on usb1:3
  • [ 87.614359] cx231xx #0: New device Turbosight Technolog @
480 Mbps (734c:5280) with 7 interfaces
  • [ 87.614365] cx231xx #0: registering interface 1
  • [ 87.614420] cx231xx #0: Identified as TurboSight TBS 5280 (card=16)
  • [ 87.759225] cx25840 14-0044: cx23102 A/V decoder found @ 0x88 (cx231xx #0)
  • [ 87.777256] cx25840 14-0044: Firmware download size changed to 16 bytes max length
  • [ 89.690261] cx25840 14-0044: loaded v4l-cx231xx-avcore-01.fw firmware (16382 bytes)
  • [ 89.721493] cx231xx #0: cx231xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.0.2
  • [ 89.788833] cx231xx #0: cx231xx #0/0: registered device video0 [v4l2]
  • [ 89.788891] cx231xx #0: cx231xx #0/0: registered device vbi0
  • [ 89.788895] cx231xx #0: V4L2 device registered as video0 and vbi0
  • [ 90.009223] DVB: registering new adapter (cx231xx #0)
  • [ 90.009229] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 5280 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
  • [ 90.229237] DVB: registering new adapter (cx231xx #0)
  • [ 90.229244] DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 5280 DVBT/T2 frontend)...
  • [ 90.229690] Successfully loaded cx231xx-dvb

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