TerraTec Cinergy HT PCI

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A hybrid DVB-T PCI card from TerraTec.

It is supported.


  • PCI interface
  • Hybrid card, supporting both analog and DVB-T.

Components Used

There is, in fact two distinct versions: 1 (the older one):

  • Philips SAA7133 chipset for analog (actually the chip is marked as SAA7131E, but seems compatible).
  • Analog tuner: tda8290+75
  • Philips TDA10046H chipset for digital.
  • TV in, Composite video in, S-Video in, audio in
  • Radio (untested)
  • Remote control (untested)

2: (the newer):

  • Conexant chipset

More info: The TerraTec driver download page: http://www.terratec.net/en/products/driver/produkte_treiber_en_18801.html with two pictures show clearly different PCB layout and different Windows drivers to download.


00:09.0 0480: 1131:7133 (rev d1)
       Subsystem: 153b:1175
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 11
       Memory at fa020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
       Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
  • Attention: There have been reports of a new version of the card based on Conexant CX 23880 chipset, which is not yet supported! So beware.

How to make it work


  • Tested under vanilla, but should work with earlier kernels, too.

Module parameters

If you use the latest v4l drivers, no module option is needed.

options saa7134 card=108 tuner=54
  • For Ubuntu 6.10 use card=83
  • Also seems to work with card=94
  • Also 55, 81 and 88 work, but will make firmware upload for DVB fail.
  • For DVB-T you will need the saa7134-dvb module as well.


This card has no sound output jack, therefor analog sound is a little bit complicated to get working. It has to be captured from the dma sound device and routed to your normal sound card in user space.

To get access to the dma sound device, you must load the saa7134-alsa or the saa7134-oss module, too.

  • Mythtv - AFAIK the only way to get decent sound in Mythtv is to set the Codec as:

Uncompressed in Setup -> Setup -> TV Settings -> Recording Profiles -> Software Encoders (v4l based) -> Live TV.


Note: This describes a system with 2 sound cards, with just 1 sound card you might have to change /dev/dsp2 to /dev/dsp1. "/dev/dsp2" here is your saa7134-oss or saa7134-alsa with oss-emulation audio device.

  • mplayer (analog)
mplayer tv:// -tv driver=v4l2:device=/dev/video0:fps=29.97:chanlist=us-cable:audiorate=32000:adevice=/dev/dsp2:input=0:amode=1:normid=4
  • tvtime(analog, short script required)
(sleep 5; amixer -q -c 0 sset PCM 80%,80%  unmute; exec sox -q -c 2 -s -w -r 32000 -t ossdsp /dev/dsp2 -t ossdsp -w -r 32000 /dev/dsp) &
tvtime --mixer=/dev/mixer:pcm
kill `ps | awk '/sox/ && !/awk/ {print $1}'`
amixer -q -c 0 sset PCM 80%,80%  unmute
  • For DVB: Kaffeine with xine works perfect. Scanning for channels in kaffeine also works out of the box.


  • alevt

Works out of the box (analog).

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