[linux-dvb] HVR4000 Support

Darron Broad darron at kewl.org
Fri Mar 16 23:10:59 CET 2007

In message <45FAD6DE.7050705 at hauppauge.com>, Steven Toth wrote:


>Darron Broad wrote:
>> In message <45FAB175.6090803 at hauppauge.com>, Steven Toth wrote:
>> Hi Steve.
>>> Darron Broad wrote:
>> <...>
>>> Has anyone had a chance to try the stoth/hvr4000 tree after the recent 
>>> fixes? It's certainly going through the correct motioned for tuning now. 
>>> (I don't have a feed available for testing right now).
>> I just pulled and installed the repo and DVB-S works fine in kaffeine.
>> The combined bug fixes are a success.
>> I don't know how to test DVB-S2, but I will hunt around for a clue.
>I hand modified dvbtune with some extra args to send via the new API (as 
>well as the old). I can make that available if you need it, that what I 
>used for testing in Europe on Astra 19.2. I patches version 0.05, now 
>that I look at the sourceforge.net site, it hasn't changed from 0.5 for 
>3 years. :(
>This won't help you unless you're running with the multiproto API.
>I just assumed other dvb tools (by now) would be updated and I'd drop my 

Please make this available and I will see if I am able to receive the
HD tests on W3A 7'E. At this time I don't know if my signal is
adequate to pick them up though.

>>> Remember, DiSEqC is not implemented.
>> Understood. I've resorted to using a nokia 9600s on a priority
>> switch to send diseqc down the wire :-) If you have any idea how
>> Diseqc is done on the hvr4000 please say, it would appreciated
>> and I am willing to investigate and implement if possible.
>I have to look back through my notes but this is pretty trivial, let me 
>look into this. From memory, we receive a buffer of bytes, we reformat 
>the buffer into a cx24116 firmware command and execute it.

Ok. My box describes itself as disecq1.0+burst, therefore I assume
I can test either mode, but is this something you have taken note of?

>In summary then: existing DVBS tuning is working fine (without DiSEqC) 
>using the current hvr4000 tree. That's good news.

Yes, it is working very well. Well done, and thanks.

BTW, this is with and I will test the repo on another machine
running a similar kernel which has various DVB interfaces next week.




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