[linux-dvb] New Card: Compro VideoMate S300/S350 DVB-S

Jan D. Louw myvonkpos at mweb.co.za
Mon Sep 3 08:01:38 CEST 2007

Hi Richard,

Strange, the Compro VideoMate T200 is listed as a saa7134 supported card 
(cards #70 or #71 I think). Just for interest sake, do you know which 
demodulator chip the T200 uses? I'd like to compare this with the 
ZL10313 used by the S300.

BTW, I did my S300 tests with Mandriva 2007.1 x86_64, with kernel 


Richard (MQ) wrote:
> Hi List,
>> What is needed to add support for the Compro VideoMate S300/S350 DVB-S 
>> budget card?
>> Below is the output of 'lspci -v -nn':
>> 07:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Philips Semiconductors SAA7130 
>> Video Broadcast Decoder [1131:7130] (rev 01)
>>         Subsystem: Compro Technology, Inc. Unknown device [185b:c900]
>>         Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 66
>>         Memory at 51104800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
>>         Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 1
>> The card is uses the Philips SAA7130 PCI bridge with a ZL10313
>> demodulator/frontend chip, which the DVB wiki says is closely related to 
>> the mt312 demodulator.
>> It is not clear to me how to specify the mt312 tuner, and 'modprobe
>> saa7134-dvb' fails with 'saa7130[0]: frontend initialization failed' 
>> when loading the wrong (mt532) frontend dependency.
> I get very similar behaviour from a Compro VideoMate DVB-T200, also
> using SAA713x bridge - dmesg reports "saa7130[0]/dvb: frontend
> initialization failed" when loading saa7134-dvb
> Any pointers gratefully received.
> BTW - previously tried in OpenSuSE 10.2, kernel - currently in
> 10.3 beta 2, kernel
> Cheers,

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