[linux-dvb] DIB 7070P reported as DIB 7000PC

Yousef Lamlum yousef.lists at youseflamlum.com
Thu Nov 22 23:23:42 CET 2007

Patrick Boettcher wrote:
> Hi again,
> DiB7000PC is the DVB-T demodulator, DiB0070 is the RF tuner. They are put 
> into one package which is called DiB7070P.
> On Thu, 22 Nov 2007, Yousef Lamlum wrote:
>> My DVB device (Artec T14BR) uses the DiBcom 7070P frontend, however
>> v4l-dvb is reporting the device as being based on a 7000PC frontend.
>> The device still works, however the tuner does not seem anywhere near as
>> sensitive as the MT2060 in my now deceased Freecom device. In fact
>> running scan just results in filter timeouts, which means I end up
>> having to use my old channels.conf as produced by my Freecom stick (RIP).
>> Can anyone shed any light on why the device might be reporting itself as
>> having a 7000 frontend? And might this be related to the relatively poor
>> tuner sensitivity?
> There is a bug in the LinuxTV driver for this receiver, which I was not 
> yet able to fix... This fix improved dramatically the sensitivity....
> I will try to provide something as soon as possible.
> best regards,
> Patrick.
> --
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Thanks for the clarification regarding the 7070

Very much looking forward to seeing the effect of the patch. Let me know
if you need someone to test it.

Thanks again, Yousef.

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