[linux-dvb] DViCO FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Digital problems

Damien Dusha damiendusha at netspace.net.au
Wed Sep 27 15:12:17 CEST 2006

Peter Fern wrote:
> Kielogl wrote:
>> I also tried Chris Pascoe's tree 
>> http://linuxtv.org/hg/~pascoe/v4l-dvb-test/ and it has the same 
>> problems with USB tuner stability and with SBS on the PCI tuner. But 
>> it does not require the +166667Hz offset for Nine and SBS (thanks 
>> Damien) as the current development tree does, so it looks like all of 
>> Chris's changes have not been merged as yet.
> I have both tuners working fine under with the hg tree using 
> the ZL10353 based version, with the following transports for SBS and 
> Nine in Melbourne:
> Nine: 191791667
> SBS: 536666667
> Perhaps try a stock kernel instead of the FC-rolled version?
I have just tried compiling the 2.6.18 kernel and today's sources from 
the main hg repository.  Distro is FC5 (with vanilla kernel 2.6.18), 
DViCO Board is revision 1.4, with the ZL10353 frontend.

In just doing some quick testing, SBS in Brisbane, Australia appears to 
be more stable than before - with some notes:
  - It (and channel 9) still require the +166667Hz offset.
  - When using tzap, the PCI tends to lock on SBS on the the 3rd line 
consistently, whereas all other channels lock by the 2nd line.
  - The USB for SBS tends to lock by the second tzap.

This behavior seems to be quite repeatable.  I am going to leave tzap on 
overnight on the USB and see If I get the "drop out" problem described 

Tzap is recoding an SNR of about D5D5 for SBS and FEFE for most other 

Chris's test branch, which is what I have installed on my old vanilla 
kernel (, I think), does not require the offset, but has been 
known to have stability problems as described in previous threads.  I 
will probably report back with another round of testing over the next 
couple of days.

Best regards
Damien Dusha.

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