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* CI-Slot
 
* CI-Slot
   
== Software ==
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== Driver Installation ==
   
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*See [[DVBSky]] wiki page.
Device requires installation of custom media stack supplied by DVBSKY ([http://www.dvbsky.net/Support.html Support Page]). In my use case ''media_build_bst_130627'' has been confirmed working in Ubuntu 13.04. Currently this driver seems to be only available from DVBSKY and seems not to be present somewhere else.
 
   
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== Identification ==
=== Installation (Debian/Ubuntu with distributions Kernel 3.8) ===
 
   
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$ dmesg | grep -i dvb
* Download custom media stack from DVBSKY: http://www.dvbsky.net/Support.html
 
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[ 12.930074] usb 1-4: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'DVBSky T680CI' in warm state
* Install headers for your kernel (apt-get install linux-headers build-essential)
 
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[ 12.930113] usb 1-4: dvb_usb_v2: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer
* Unpack custom media stack
 
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[ 12.930123] DVB: registering new adapter (DVBSky T680CI)
* Back up default media stack from your kernel: cp -R /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/media /some/where
 
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[ 12.930267] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_dvbsky
* Remove default media stack from your kernel: rm -R /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/media/* (this is required to avoid problems caused by issues with the custom media stack - it's install process doesn't seem to fully work)
 
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[ 13.008400] usb 1-4: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Sit2 DVB-T2/C)...
* Change to the unpacked custom media stack, build and install it:
 
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[ 13.207713] Registered IR keymap rc-dvbsky
cd media_build-bst
 
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[ 13.207799] input: DVBSky T680CI as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-4/rc/rc0/input11
chmod 755 v4l/build_dvbc_x64.sh
 
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[ 13.207845] rc0: DVBSky T680CI as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-4/rc/rc0
v4l/build_dvbc_x64.sh
 
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[ 13.207849] usb 1-4: dvb_usb_v2: schedule remote query interval to 300 msecs
less v4l/build_dvbc_x64.sh
 
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[ 13.207852] usb 1-4: dvb_usb_v2: 'DVBSky T680CI' successfully initialized and connected
make
 
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[ 19.444990] dvb_ca adapter 0: DVB CAM detected and initialised successfully
sudo make install
 
   
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$ lsusb | grep -i Conexant
Afterwards reboot. Device should work with tvheadend.
 
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Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0572:680c Conexant Systems (Rockwell), Inc.
 
Hints:
 
* This process needs to be performed everytime you update your kernel. Currently there is no dkms-package for this driver. Maybe someone will make one sometime.
 
* Execution of one of the v4l/build_dvbc_*.sh scripts is nessasary prior to build. Select the right one for your architecture, example above shows amd64.
 
* If everything works well, you should see device initialisation in dmesg and loaded drivers:
 
 
$ lsmod | grep dvb
 
rc_dvbsky 12511 0
 
dvb_usb_dvbsky 19111 28
 
dvb_usb_v2 23404 1 dvb_usb_dvbsky
 
dvb_core 106064 2 dvb_usb_v2,dvb_usb_dvbsky
 
rc_core 22220 4 rc_dvbsky,dvb_usb_v2,dvb_usb_dvbsky
 
 
$ dmesg
 
[...]
 
[ 6.558589] WARNING: You are using an experimental version of the media stack.
 
[ 6.558589] As the driver is backported to an older kernel, it doesn't offer
 
[ 6.558589] enough quality for its usage in production.
 
[ 6.558589] Use it with care.
 
[ 6.558589] Latest git patches (needed if you report a bug to linux-media@vger.kernel.org):
 
[ 6.558589] a32f7d1ad3744914273c6907204c2ab3b5d496a0 Merge branch 'v4l_for_linus' into staging/for_v3.9
 
[ 6.558589] 6b9e50c463efc5c361496ae6a895cc966ff8025b [media] stv090x: On STV0903 do not set registers of the second path
 
[ 6.558589] f67102c49a123b32a4469b28407feb52b37144f5 [media] mb86a20s: remove global BER/PER counters if per-layer counters vanish
 
[ 6.564760] lp0: using parport0 (polling).
 
[ 6.631630] WARNING: You are using an experimental version of the media stack.
 
[ 6.631630] As the driver is backported to an older kernel, it doesn't offer
 
[ 6.631630] enough quality for its usage in production.
 
[ 6.631630] Use it with care.
 
[ 6.631630] Latest git patches (needed if you report a bug to linux-media@vger.kernel.org):
 
[ 6.631630] a32f7d1ad3744914273c6907204c2ab3b5d496a0 Merge branch 'v4l_for_linus' into staging/for_v3.9
 
[ 6.631630] 6b9e50c463efc5c361496ae6a895cc966ff8025b [media] stv090x: On STV0903 do not set registers of the second path
 
[ 6.631630] f67102c49a123b32a4469b28407feb52b37144f5 [media] mb86a20s: remove global BER/PER counters if per-layer counters vanish
 
[ 6.683010] usb 6-2.4: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'DVBSky T680CI' in warm state
 
[ 6.683228] usb 6-2.4: dvb_usb_v2: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer
 
[ 6.683285] DVB: registering new adapter (DVBSky T680CI)
 
[ 6.733776] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_dvbsky
 
[ 6.798789] usb 6-2.4: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Sit2 DVB-T2/C)...
 
[ 7.014606] Registered IR keymap rc-dvbsky
 
[ 7.014914] input: DVBSky T680CI as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:01:00.0/usb6/6-2/6-2.4/rc/rc0/input9
 
[ 7.015748] rc0: DVBSky T680CI as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.0/0000:01:00.0/usb6/6-2/6-2.4/rc/rc0
 
[ 7.015768] usb 6-2.4: dvb_usb_v2: schedule remote query interval to 300 msecs
 
[ 7.015782] usb 6-2.4: dvb_usb_v2: 'DVBSky T680CI' successfully initialized and connected
 
[...]
 
   
 
[[Category:DVB-C USB Devices]]
 
[[Category:DVB-C USB Devices]]

Revision as of 15:01, 4 December 2013

DVB-C and DVB-T/T2 capable USB box by chinese company DVBSky.

Status

Confirmed working with tvheadend and xbmc using custom media stack from DVBSky in Ubuntu 13.04 / 64bit.

Capabilities

  • USB 2.0 (Type B)
  • 12V Power Supply
  • Belling Lee Connector (Cable or Antenna)
  • CI-Slot

USB

  • USB Vendor-ID / Product-ID: 0572:680c "Conexant Systems (Rockwell), Inc."
  • Identifies itself as Sit2 DVB-T2/C

Test case - Hardware - Reception - Comparison

Used as DVB-C device connected to german cable provider Kabel BW (Unitymedia). Replaced a Technotrend TT-connect CT-3650 CI (hardware breakdown, seemed to die of overheating or something). Software used: Ubuntu 13.04 (amd64), TVHeadend and XBMC. PC is an Atom D525-based Zotac Z-Box ID-34 (NVidia ION).

Good reception and quick channel switches. Works very well. Scanning for channels in tvheadend didn't find all the channels at first scan, due to bad reception, however after manually mapping them they worked flawlessly.

Compared to CT-3650 CI: The T680C doesn't heat up (just under hand-warm), even after hours receiving HD-TV channels (720p). It has in general better reception than the CT-3650 and is able to recive all channels. CT-3650 had frequently problems on the same line and some of the channels could not be used without frequent bit errors. From my point of view the DVBSky T680C works much better and more reliable than the Technotrend CT-3650 CI.

Compared to my GRUNDIG Television (40 VLE 8221 BL): Signal quality of channels looks much better on the GRUNDIG by value, however the channels work exactly the same. The T680C shows less good signal value for some channels but is better able to decode them afterwards / less or none image scatter compared to the Grundig Televisions build-in DVB-C.

Seems to be good hardware.

Not tested

  • Infrared remote (I use the remote from my TV via CEC-USB from Pulse8, so I don't need it)
  • DVB-T
  • CI-Slot

Driver Installation

Identification

$ dmesg | grep -i dvb
[   12.930074] usb 1-4: dvb_usb_v2: found a 'DVBSky T680CI' in warm state
[   12.930113] usb 1-4: dvb_usb_v2: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer
[   12.930123] DVB: registering new adapter (DVBSky T680CI)
[   12.930267] usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_dvbsky
[   13.008400] usb 1-4: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Sit2 DVB-T2/C)...
[   13.207713] Registered IR keymap rc-dvbsky
[   13.207799] input: DVBSky T680CI as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-4/rc/rc0/input11
[   13.207845] rc0: DVBSky T680CI as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-4/rc/rc0
[   13.207849] usb 1-4: dvb_usb_v2: schedule remote query interval to 300 msecs
[   13.207852] usb 1-4: dvb_usb_v2: 'DVBSky T680CI' successfully initialized and connected
[   19.444990] dvb_ca adapter 0: DVB CAM detected and initialised successfully
$ lsusb | grep -i Conexant
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0572:680c Conexant Systems (Rockwell), Inc.