[linux-dvb] WinTV HVR-900 USB (B3C0)

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Tue Dec 8 18:35:09 CET 2009

Hi folks,

I've borrowed a WinTV HVR-900 USB stick from a friend of mine to see if 
I can get any reception in my area before forking out for one however 
I've run in to a couple of problems and wondered if anyone had used one 
of these sticks?

The device appears to support both analogue and DVB-T (Freeview) TV 
however when I plug the device in it only appears to enable the analogue 
side of things (it comes up as /dev/video1 as I have a webcam on my laptop).

I've downloaded and installed the firmware in /lib/firmware as per the 
instructions on the LinuxDVB web site
 and it appears to pick it up and I've even tried compiling the v4l-dvb 
drivers too which didn't appear to make any difference.

Just to check it wasn't me going mad, I tried the dvb-utils scan utility 
and also Kaffene, both of which doesn't work (and I can't find a 
/dev/dvb directory either).

If it helps, the output from /var/log/messages is here: 

I just wondered if anyone else had one of these sticks actually working 
under Ubuntu 9.10?  (I'm running kernel 2.6.31-16-generic-pae).


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