TeVii S464

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A DVB-S/S2 PCI card from TeVii.

TeVii S464

Overview/Features

A low profile DVB-S/S2 PCI card from TeVii.

Retail packaging includes full-height and low profile brackets, an IR receiver cable and an IR handset.

Components Used

  • Montage DS3000 Demodulator
  • Connexant CX8802 Video/Audio Decoder

Identification

lspci -wn

01:06.0 0400: 14f1:8800 (rev 05)
        Subsystem: d464:9022
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
        Memory at e7000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Capabilities: [44] Vital Product Data <?>
        Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
        Kernel driver in use: cx8800
        Kernel modules: cx8800

01:06.2 0480: 14f1:8802 (rev 05)
        Subsystem: d464:9022
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 17
        Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
        Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 2
        Kernel driver in use: cx88-mpeg driver manager
        Kernel modules: cx8802

Making it Work

Firmware

Firmware is required for this card and can be extracted from the TeVii driver package;

wget http://www.tevii.com/100315_Beta_linux_tevii_ds3000.rar
unrar e 100315_Beta_linux_tevii_ds3000.rar
cp fw/dvb-fe-cx24116.fw /lib/firmware

Drivers

As of 1st January 2011, this card is still not supported by the V4L-DVB tree. However, very minor changes as documented on Mr. Liplianin's changeset 14355 are required to make it work.

The simplest way to make it work is to use the s2-liplianin v4l branch.

Sample kernel output

Remote Control Support

Usage with MythTV

This card works great for recieving DVB-S channels from Astra/Eurobird 28.2E. There are currently no FTA channels transmitted in DVB-S2 yet on these satellites, but MythTV 0.22 and newer correctly recognises the card as S2-capable.

One minor niggle is that the signal strength indicator doesn't work properly on my system. It seems to show a random value between 5% and 15%. Possibly a driver bug? However, this does not cause any problem with normal TV viewing and recording.

External Links

Manufacturers Website

Product Page at DVBshop.net (A European Retailer)