[linux-dvb] Reminder: Please update wiki: KNC1 DVB-C Plus not fully supported

Oliver Endriss o.endriss at gmx.de
Wed Apr 9 01:09:48 CEST 2008

L. wrote:
> Please can you update the linuxtv.org dvb wiki. The vdr-wiki was already
> updated. This card is very expensive because of its analog inputs, so 
> *please* write in the wiki that these analog inputs are currently not 
> supported under Linux, in order to prevent someone buying that model in 
> a wrong assumption. Thanks!
> Hello,
> the information about the KNC1 DVB-C Plus card (a card with analog video
> input) in the linuxtv.org dvb wiki is wrong. It says it works under
> linux, which is not correct. The analog input (Composite and S-Video) is
> currently unsupported under Linux (at least for the recent MK3 version).
> (See bug reports [3,4]).
> The lack of support for the analog input by the driver is crucial, since
> nobody would buy such a card without explicitly needing this analog
> input; the model without analog input is much less expensive. So saying
> the card works can lead to someone buying a card not fully supported by
> Linux (unfortunately this has happened to me).
> Please correct this information in the wiki! This wiki is not editable
> by public. The following pages are affected:
> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/KNC1_TV-Station_DVB-C_Plus
> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_PCI_Cards
> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/KNC1
> I can say that the analog input on my MK3 version did not work with any 
> kernel version or patch I tested since its first Linux support in 2007-02
> [1] (however the input works under windows). I do not know if the analog
> input of the older version of the card did work or still does. 
> It should be noted that the MK3 version of the KNC1 DVB-C with tda10023
> is only supported from kernel 2.6.22 on (and a little earlier with a
> patch), but the older version of the card with tda10021 was supported
> much earlier, already (at least) in kernel 2.6.12.
> KNC1 DVB-C Plus (older)     = PCI subsystem ID 1894:0021      
> KNC1 DVB-C Plus MK3 (newer) = PCI subsystem ID 1894:0023 
> If someone owns a KNC One DVB Plus card, please can you say if your
> analog input (Composite or S-Video) ever worked under Linux, or if
> it stopped working with a specific kernel version? Thank you.
> L.
> References
> 1. 2007-02: First patch available supporting the MK3 versions of KNC1 DVB
> cards (and identical Terratec/Satelco): tda1002x.008.diff for hg/v4l-dvb
> http://www.vdr-portal.de/board/thread.php?threadid=60227&page=8
> http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-February/015886.html
> 2. http://www.vdr-wiki.de/wiki/index.php/DVB-C_Budget-PCI-Karten
> 3. http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2008-March/025032.html
> 4. http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-December/022183.html

Everyone can update the wiki. So I suggest _you_ do it.


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