[linux-dvb] More on LifeView FlyDVB-T

Hartmut Hackmann hartmut.hackmann at t-online.de
Thu Jan 26 23:07:06 CET 2006

Hi, Gianci

Giampiero Giancipoli wrote:
> A couple of weeks ago I posted a patch which added support for the 
> tda8274+tda10046ht based FlyDVB-T, not very well working then.
> But meanwhile, thanks to Hartmut Hackmann unvaluable suggestions, I developed 
> a simple reader/writer/eraser for the ATMEL 24C256N eeprom mounted on the 
> card (I suppose on all Lifeview cards) which contains the firmware for the 
> 10046 demodulator, version 23 by factory . By means of this tool I was able 
> to upgrade the firmware to version 29. 
> This version was taken from Lifeview latest drivers, and to this purpose I 
> modified get_dvb_firmware in order to get the tda10046 firmware from their 
> site. A separate patch for get_dvb_firmware was also posted.
> With  latest tda1004x CVS updates and the firmware upgrade, eventually
> I got this card working. Locking time is reduced and at last I was able to do 
> a channel scan and watch TV with vdr :)
> It seems that the patch didn't find its way to the CVS tree, so I would ask 
> the developers if I should post it again, and where to send my simple eeprom
> programmer.
Did you post a complete patch? I didn't receive it or deleted it by accident.
In this case: sorry!.
Can you please post it again (with signature) please?
Regarding the eeprom writer: I intend to have a closer look at it. And we
need to find a place where to store it.

Best regards

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