[linux-dvb] Problem with Afatech 9016 device in "Typhoon Movie Stick"

Thorsten Jordan Thorsten_Jordan at gmx.de
Sat Dec 1 16:21:58 CET 2007

Thorsten Jordan wrote:
> Antti Palosaari wrote:
>> Thorsten Jordan wrote:
>>> i have bought a "Typhoon Movie Stick" that is sold with different
>>> hardware in it. I got one with Afatech 9016 device (USB id 15a4:9016),
>>> which i got partly to work with the driver from afatech itself (the one
>>> that comes with patched linux-dvb-tree).
>>> The problem: the chip tunes to a frequency, but snr is zero, biterror
>>> rate astronomical high. Does anyone know such behaviour - or is it
>>> likely a hardware fault?
>> Driver you are using does not implement snr or ber reporting.
> ah ok, but when i tried to watch tv like with "mplayer dvb://zdf" (zdf =
> example for channel name) it didn't work as well.
> Hell, i just checked again just now and i now have TV! It didnt work
> yesterday and i dont know why. This is no lie, just bizarre fact.
> If i have more news i will report back. Thanks for the answer so far!
ok it is me again. I can receive TV now, but there are many visible
artifacts, so signal is too weak. Even with an active amplifier there
are still errors. And i live in direct visual contact to the sender
(15km away), so receiving should be optimal, and it is with two other
PCI DVB cards and the same antenna (one card even has better signal
without any antenna than this stick with antenna).
So the afore mentioned driver works barely but signal is too weak.
Either still hardware limitation or driver fault? Could your development
driver do better?

Regards, Thorsten

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