[linux-dvb] Re: [PATCH] Add support for DViCO FusionHDTV5 USB Gold

Patrick Boettcher patrick.boettcher at desy.de
Sun Jan 1 17:26:44 CET 2006


On Sun, 1 Jan 2006, Michael Krufky wrote:
> For Instance, the Medion MD95700, that you RE'd - The first box supported by 
> cxusb.
> Also, the Hauppauge pvrusb2 also uses an FX2, with an almost identical 
> firmware command set, except special commands to handle the cx23416 encoder 
> are not present in the Medion and DViCO devices.
> Both the Medion box and the pvrusb2 return 0x08 as a success message in 
> response to firmware commands, in particular, 0x08 - i2c write.  However, the 
> Bluebird box always returns 0x01.  Once again, the driver doesnt care about 
> the return codes, so we have no problem here.

Aha. Yes, we should better support this. It turns out to be very useful to 
have it, when working on prototypes, but normally the Linux-drivers freely 
available aren't used for developping hardware.

> I haven't tried it yet, but it should be as simple as just changing the Alt 
> setting to 7, while using the DVB-T firmware on the ATSC box.  I will give 
> that a try, and I have no doubt that it will work.
> [..]
> ...or maybe it would be better to ONLY support the DVB-T firmware, since it 
> should work on all the bluebird boxes, using different alt settings.  I'll 
> have to test that first...

Yes, I prefer the latter one, having only one firmware which supports 
all is the best way.


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