Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-S-Plus

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WinTV Nova-S Plus
WinTV Nova-S Plus MCE

A DVB-S PCI Budget card by Hauppauge.

Linux driver since 2005. Read http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2005-November/006081.html The drivers are now stable, and work well on reasonably current 2.6. kernels (certainly 2.6.24 upwards).

The current linuxtv.org-modules support DiSEqC. But some DiSEqC configuration can have problem with current overload at startup. Solution can be this patch


  • Version of the v4l-dvb driver around linux 2.6.22-14 kernel fail on (dvb)scan.
using '/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0' and '/dev/dvb/adapter0/demux0'
initial transponder 10773000 H 22000000 5
>>> tune to: 10773:h:0:22000
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
>>> tune to: 10773:h:0:22000 (tuning failed)
WARNING: >>> tuning failed!!!
ERROR: initial tuning failed
dumping lists (0 services)

This bug is now fixed and the driver works.

  • Some versions of the card seem prone to what appears to be hardware failure breaking control of the tone generator from the DVB frontend IC. Work-around patches are available that (at least for some cards) restores basic tone+voltage DISEQC signally sufficient for simple configurations. See Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 9476 and linux-media mailing list archive).

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