Sabrent TV-USBHD

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A hybrid ATSC USB 2.0 device offered by Sabrent.

Currently not supported, althought the digital can be made to work; see


This device supports ATSC (i.e. OTA Digital TV) and analog NTSC.

Components used:


Photo of inside the device


Output of lsusb: 05e1:0400 Syntek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.

05e1:0480 (au8524) semi-supported via:

The Windows device manager may list this device as simply "AUVITEK".

Output of dmesg

With the patch mentioned above, dmesg will report this output after plugging the device in:

 dmesg from 2.6.24 (working):
 usb 1-2: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 3
 usb 1-2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
 au0828: i2c bus registered
 tveeprom 1-0050: Encountered bad packet header [ff]. Corrupt or not a 
 Hauppauge eeprom.
 hauppauge_eeprom: warning: unknown hauppauge model #0
 hauppauge_eeprom: hauppauge eeprom: model=0
 tda18271 1-0060: creating new instance
 TDA18271HD/C2 detected @ 1-0060
 DVB: registering new adapter (au0828)
 DVB: registering frontend 0 (Auvitek AU8522 QAM/8VSB Frontend)...
 Registered device AU0828 [Hauppauge Woodbury]

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