[linux-dvb] Elgato eyetb usb tv tuner

Eddie Lania eddie at lania.nl
Sun Jun 26 11:46:57 CEST 2011

Hi John,

dmesg does not show anything useful. That's because the device is not
supported yet.

lsusb only shows there is a device with ID 0df9:0018
From what i found on the internet, the device's specs are:
Model: EU 2008
USB Controller: Empia EM2884
Stereo A/V Decoder: Micronas AVF 49x08
Hybrid Channel Decoder: Micronas DRX-K DRX3926K:A1 0.9.0

I spoke to a few people on the IRC linuxtv channel @freenode and it
appears to be a 2884/drxk/avfb combo.
Micronas has allowed a GPL driver to be released.  But nobody has been
willing to do the work to get it upstream.
It still needs a couple dozen hours worth of work to get up and running,
and deal with all the codingstyle issues, etc.

I hope that someone is willing to do this somewhere in the nearby

It's a great device; it can do dvb-c and dvb-t but also has an analogue
tuner for tv and radio, and it can capture video/audio from
composite/s-video connected devices as well.

I'd love to see this device working in Linux in the future.



On Sun, 2011-06-26 at 16:39 +0800, E.John Brown wrote:
> Dear Eddie,
>                    Have you tried running dmesg in a terminal it will 
> give you a list of what hardware is running in the kernel and if it has 
> a driver and or firmware.
>                    See my output sample.
>      7.646537] ivtv: Start initialization, version 1.4.2
> [    7.646634] ivtv0: Initializing card 0
> [    7.646636] ivtv0: Autodetected Hauppauge card (cx23416 based)
> [    7.646693] ivtv 0000:01:05.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
> [    7.647485] ivtv i2c driver #0: Test OK
> [    7.702997] tveeprom 0-0050: Hauppauge model 25019, rev C589, serial# 
> 10495999
> [    7.702999] tveeprom 0-0050: tuner model is TCL MFPE05 2 (idx 89, 
> type 38)
> [    7.703014] tveeprom 0-0050: TV standards PAL(B/G) PAL(I) SECAM(L/L') 
> PAL(D/D1/K) (eeprom
> This is a Hauppauge card
> Notice that the output tells you the driver details (ivtv i2c driver #0 
> Test OK)
> Another command is lsusb will show usb devices connected
> Check if your tuner needs firmware and that its in the right place ie 
> /libs/firmware

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