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On this page you will find information regarding DVB-T PCMCIA cards (PC Card/CardBus, ExpressCard).

Please be aware that:
  • The information contained here is likely non-exhaustive and, despite best efforts to do otherwise, may contain errors. (Please help to keep these lists up-to-date so that they are useful for everyone!)
  • If your device is not listed, try:
    • searching the existing mailing list archives:
      • Linux-Media Mailing List (LMML) archives (via vger or .... )
      • or from the older mailing lists (now largely deprecated in favour of the LMML):
        • dvb mailing list archives (via spinics or MARC ... )
        • v4l mailing list archives (via .... )
    • searching for information with Google or other internet search engine
    • by posting a question about the device directly to the LMML (but please do conduct a search first, as it may already have been discussed!)
    • Note: when it comes to support, it is generally a good idea to try the current V4L-DVB sources because some device drivers can be very new and thus may have not made their way into the mainstream kernel.
In any regard, in respect to the above listed suggestions, you may find it to be the case that your device is actually already supported or that experimental support is available.
  • Because the component constitution on many devices are often similar or identical, there may be devices that are unlisted but may actually work with the existing driver framework for previously supported devices. In such a case, your non-listed but working device will likely be reported in your system messages as being one of those previously supported devices. If you encounter such an occurrence, please do report your success on the LMML so that proper detection/identification of your device can be added within the drivers.
  • Lastly, it bears worth repeating the request: Please help to keep these lists up-to-date so that they are useful for everyone!

Supported DVB-T PCMCIA Cards (PC Card/CardBus, ExpressCard)

The following table lists the confirmed working DVB-T PCMCIA cards and provides a brief summary of their features and components. If you need more technical information on a device, have a look at its specific wiki article.

Manufacturer /

Model number /


supports Tuner / Chips Connectors Others Pictures

AVerTV Hybrid+FM Cardbus (E506R) [1]

ca. 90 €

  • Antenna in (SMB)
  • Composite in
  • S-Video in
  • Audio L/R in
  • FM Radio in
comes with a passive antenna, radio antenna and IR remote

AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid Express Slim HC81R

ca. 99 €

not yet?
  • Common TV and FM Radio Antenna in
  • Combined Composite, S-Video and Audio L/R in
Package includes :
  • TV Antenna
  • FM Radio Antenna
  • RF Cable
  • S-Video / Composite 2 in1 cable
  • Remote control supported but optional

Viola DIGITELMO 1 [2]

ca. 50 €

in progress[3] (balutv_cs)
  • Antenna in (SMB)

FlyDVB-T Duo CardBus

not yet?
S-Video Composite input works
  • analog TV Antenna
  • digital TV Antenna
  • S-Video In
  • Composite In
  • Audio L/R In

EasyWatch MobilSet [5]

ca. 100 €, cca 4000 Kc s DPH (czech currency)

yes (pluto2 driver)
  • LG Innotek TDTE-E001P (Infineon TUA6034)
  • Philips TDA10046
  • Antenna in
comes with an Antenna of Kathrein [6]

ModiTel 1 [7]

ca. 70 €

in progress (balutv_cs)
  • Antenna in (SMB)
Comes with a passive antenna. Tuner is too weak, you need at least 75dB (40 dB is normal). Bar antenna is not enough, roof antenna is required. [8]

WinTV HVR1400

  • Xceive XC3028L
  • DibCom DIB7000P
  • Antenna in

Currently Unsupported DVB-T PCMCIA Cards (PC Card/CardBus, ExpressCard)

If you own one or more devices from the following list and you want to help with support development, please contact the Linux-Media Mailing List (LMML). Note that if your device is similar to or contains components for which driver development is currently being undertaken, then it is possible that you will pique the developers' interest and can obtain some assistance that, possibly, leads to full support for your device.

However, please note that inquiries to the mailing list:

  • Should NOT be treated as an order drop-off queue. You're soliciting help from volunteer developers who work on V4L-DVB matters in their spare time, and such work can be non-trivial (i.e. requiring even thousands of hours work). So being demanding is one sure route to being ignored. (Honestly, this point really shouldn't even need to be written, but you'd be surprised at the number of irrational individuals who write into the mailing list demanding this or that).
  • May pass without garnering a response—a distinct byproduct of the fact that there are a limited number of developers, whom might be able to help, that are associated with the project. Often times, even if they wished to help, their energies are entirely tied up with other projects. In such cases, the best path might be to try to spearhead the driver development for your device yourself, or hire someone who can.

Plain Digital have long promised one of these. Apparently they did a development run of a few hundred but have now sold out and while they are open to expressions of interest they do not seem to be about to start mass production any time soon.