[linux-dvb] Some tests on Avermedia A700

Eduard Huguet eduardhc at gmail.com
Sun Feb 10 11:20:31 CET 2008

En/na Matthias Schwarzott ha escrit:
> On Samstag, 9. Februar 2008, Eduard Huguet wrote:
>> Hi, Matthias
> Hi Eduard!
>>     I've been performing some tests using your patch for this card.
>> Right now neither dvbscan nor kaffeine are able to find any channel on
>> Astra (the sat. my dish points to).
>> However, Kaffeine has been giving me some interesting results: with your
>> driver "as is" it's getting me a 13-14% signal level and ~52% SNR when
>> scanning. Then, thinking that the problem is related to the low signal I
>> have I've changed the gain levels used to program the tuner: you were
>> using default values of 0 for all (in zl1003x_set_gain_params()
>> function, variables "rfg", "ba" and "bg"), and I've changed them top the
>> maximum (according to the documentation: rfg=1, ba=bg=3). With that, I'm
>> getting a 18% signal level, which is higher but still too low apparently
>> to get a lock.
>> I've stopped here, because I really don't have the necessary background
>> to keep tweaking the driver. I just wanted to share it with you, as
>> maybe you have some idea on how to continue or what else could be done.
> So I can do only this guess:
> I changed demod driver to invert the Polarization voltage for a700 card.
> This is controlled by member-variable voltage_inverted.
> static struct mt312_config avertv_a700_mt312 = {
>         .demod_address = 0x0e,
>         .voltage_inverted = 1,
> };
> Can you try to comment the voltage_inverted line here (saa7134-dvb.c: line 
> 865).
> BUT: If this helps we need to find out how to detect which card needs this 
> enabled/disabled.
> Regards
> Matthias
  Nothing :(. Removing (or setting it to 0) the voltage_inverted member 
doesn't seem to make any difference. I'm starting to suspect that there 
is something wrong with my antennae setup, so I'll test it later using 
an standalone STB or by plugging the card into a Windows computer and 
using the supplied drivers.


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