[linux-dvb] KWorld PlusTV Dual DVB-T Stick (DVB-T 399U) / AF9015 - Dual tuner enabled by default =Bad signal reception

Antti Palosaari crope at iki.fi
Mon Feb 2 21:24:42 CET 2009

Hello Andrew,
Andrew Williams wrote:
> In the past I have had problems with reception for the AF9015 if both
> tuners were enabled.
> It was disabled by default or I could manually enable dual tuners with
> dvb-usb-af9015 dual_mode=1 (modprobe.d/options)
> If both tuners were enabled there was a lot of signal degradation,
> however, with only 1 tuner enabled the quality was VERY good.

Yes, it really looks like there is some sensitivity drop when both 
tuners are enabled. However in my understanding tuner #1 in dual mode 
have almost same performance than tuner #0 in single mode. Also current 
MXL5005S tuner driver has not best performance...

Could you test if that tuner driver performs any better for you:

> I have just downloaded the latest drivers and it seems that both tuners
> are enabled by default and there is no parameter that I can find to
> disable the second tuner.
> Now I am back to where I was before with bad signal degradation but no
> way to disable the second tuner.

Yes, I removed whole parameter. If there will be much negative feedback 
then I should consider add that parameter back - but probably dual mode 
enabled by default.

> With drivers dated 22 Dec 2008 the second tuner was still disabled by
> default. Also the driver from 22 December 2008 lit an LED on the Tuner
> to indicate that the firmware was loaded/stick was initialised.
> Something that I did not have before (the LED).
> Now with the latest driver, the LED does not function anymore but more
> importantly, both tuners are enabled by default.

hmm, haven't changed LED controls. I should look that later.

> Is there any way that I can disable the second tuner without having to
> revert to the old drivers?

Not currently. I will wait some feedback and make decision about that.

Thank you for feedback.


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