[linux-dvb] Sabrent/Auvitek unknown USB device

Mark Kimsal mark at metrofindings.com
Sat Oct 11 18:37:03 CEST 2008

I have this generic USB TV-ATSC, NTSC, QAM tuner/decoder.  Tiger direct lists 
the brand as "sabrent".  These are the products specs I believe


When I plug it in, lsusb tells me 

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05e1:0400 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 0000:0000
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 0000:0000

The 0400 product ID is unknown in my distro.  05e1 is the manufacturer ID 
for "syntek", but I think that syntek just makes the USB interface for the 
entire HDTV stick.

when I plug it in, dmesg tells me

usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 4
usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice

Windows recognizes the device as "AUVITEK" brand and lists an auvitek audio 
and video decoder in the Windows' device manager.

I have Windows 32bit, and Mandriva 2008.1 64 bit.  What do I need to do to get 
this thing working?  I hope it's as simple as recompiling one of the auvitek 
drivers with a new USB ID, but I'm not sure.

Mark Kimsal
Fax: 866-375-1590

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