[linux-dvb] iVOGUE DVB20 USB box?

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Mon Jul 11 00:21:36 CEST 2005

On Sun, 10 Jul 2005, Georg Sassen wrote:

> Hi,
> Am 10.07.2005 um 22:11 schrieb Patrick Boettcher:
>> It is identical to the hanftek-device I have here.
>> What I saw on the usblog you created, is that the tuner in your box is on 
>> i2c-addr 0x60 (the hanftek one is on 0x61). (This confirms my theory about 
>> the tuner-left-over from windows). It is connected to the slave-i2c-port of 
>> the mt352. Which makes it impossible to read the address?
>> Is there a way of figuring out if a write to the slave-i2c-port of the 
>> mt352 failed? (this would be a way to distinguish the tuners)
>> Another solution would be to simply program both tuners each on its 
>> address...
>> Please try to open the box to figure out which tuner is inside. This is 
>> important to know. The box has apparently good reception quality, so need 
>> for returning it because of quality issues.
> Ok, I opened it and made some photos of the PCB which you can see at 
> http://sams.sassen.de/gallery/dvb
> There is a little sticker which says the PCB is an "UT804P", it seems to be 
> made by transystem.com.tw -  http://www.transystem.com.tw/p- 
> set_top_box-ut804p.htm
> I don't know if there would be more interesting things on the downside of the 
> tuner PCB, but this isn't accessible without soldering...

Hmm, the pll to get the pll-programming. The label "UTA-003" does not 
reveal anything.

I digged a little deeper in the driver: It is indeed a clone of the box 
HanfTek used for their stick. They told me about a "C&E" company which is 
the actual vendor of these boxes. I did not found a website or something.
HanfTek told me that C&E is not interested in Linux.

When we have the tuner programming your box will most likely work with the 
HanfTek firmware.

One disadvantage of the HanfTek firmware is, that running the box 
with USB1.1 is not possible anymore (because the PID filter cannot be 
controlled). An advantage of the HanfTek firmware is, that you can get the 
complete TS. This is not possible with the C&E-firmware.


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