[linux-dvb] Digiwave 108G/GeniaTech TVStar Card - Adding it to the CX88 Driver

hermann pitton hermann-pitton at arcor.de
Thu Jan 3 06:17:15 CET 2008

Am Mittwoch, den 02.01.2008, 23:21 -0500 schrieb Dwaine Garden:
> Looking at the chip which is right beside the Analog TV input.  It
> says "TBA2028E3".
> Is that the Xceive 2028 tuner chip?
> Dwaine

2028 looks suspicious, but as far as I remember, they have been marked
differently previously.

I'll try to come back to it ASAP.

There is so much out in the wilderness, others already seem to care
for ;)

Likely, we'll have already people knowing better ...


> hermann pitton <hermann-pitton at arcor.de> wrote:
>         Hi Dwaine,
>         Am Mittwoch, den 02.01.2008, 18:03 -0500 schrieb Dwaine
>         Garden:
>         > I have added the following code to cx88-cards.c and it
>         seemed to activate the card. I can now here the regulator for
>         the LNB switch on. Also, I'm getting both signal and SNR
>         values that look better than before. I also get locks on radio
>         channels when scanning. 
>         > 
>         > Is there a way to confirm the actual analog TV tuner for the
>         device? I think this is the code that is missing. 
>         the FQ1216ME with tda9887 is the most doubtfully analog tuner
>         in it's
>         current shape I know about. There are some old multi standard
>         PAL/SECAM
>         tuners in a similar uncertain condition, but at least they
>         don't claim
>         suddenly to be compatible with more recent MK3/4/5 tuners too.
>         For the two physically existing devices I imagine, none of
>         them has a
>         tda9887. For the more recent FQ1216ME H-3 (MK3) it is a
>         tda9886, means
>         no analog radio support on that analog TV tuner. It would need
>         an extra
>         radio tuner chip for that then. 
>         Those are all still huge tin/can tuners, but from the fuzzy
>         picture I
>         saw, you definitely seem to have some sort of silicon behind
>         the analog
>         antenna connectors.
>         Likely it is worth to have a closer look at these chips again.
>         For what is confused currently with FQ1216ME, you should be
>         either far
>         away from it or you are close to shed some light on it, how it
>         could
>         come into this stage.
>         Interesting enough, that you seem to get no errors on analog
>         tuning
>         attempts.
>         Cheers,
>         Hermann

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