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This is about a Twinhan Budget PCI card, capabable of recieving digital TV and radio only (DVB-T). It's also capabable of HDTV standard 1080i, which I haven't tested as there is no HDTV transmission in UK (whole Europe) yet.
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This is about the '''TwinhanDTV Ter Mini''', a Twinhan Budget PCI card, capabable of recieving only-digital TV and radio (DVB-T). It's also capabable of HDTV standard 1080i, which I haven't tested as there is no HDTV transmission in UK (whole Europe) yet. Otherwise, the card works well with Linux.
   
 
On the package it says: "TwinhanDTV Digital Terrestrial TV Card Ter" but then actually on the side it's ticked "Mini Ter (Low Profile)" (and not "Ter (Standard)"). There's also a sticker saying "Model 3020C".
 
On the package it says: "TwinhanDTV Digital Terrestrial TV Card Ter" but then actually on the side it's ticked "Mini Ter (Low Profile)" (and not "Ter (Standard)"). There's also a sticker saying "Model 3020C".
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Company page: [http://www.twinhan.com/product_terrestrial_2.asp]
   
 
It comes up as Bt878 in lspci:
 
It comes up as Bt878 in lspci:
 
Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
 
Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
 
Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
 
Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
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== Driver / make it work ==
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The [[BT878]] chip is supported by new kernel versions -- good news! :)
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This is what I've done (Debian Sarge testing, kernel version 2.6.16.9). It follows the standard installation of the [[bttv]] driver for DVB as it is included in new kernels:
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In kernel configuration (make menuconfig) make sure to have:
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* Under Device Drivers - Multimedia Devices - Video for Linux
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<M> BT 848
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[*] DVB for bt878
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which is equivalent to these entries in the kernel .config file:
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xx
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xx
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* Under Device Drivers - Sound - ALSA - PCI devices
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<M> BT878
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which is equivalent to this entry in the kernel .config file:
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xx
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* Somewhere else
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something else
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which is equivalent to this entry in the kernel .config file:
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CONFIG_VIDEO_BTCX = m

Revision as of 12:55, 23 April 2006

This is about the TwinhanDTV Ter Mini, a Twinhan Budget PCI card, capabable of recieving only-digital TV and radio (DVB-T). It's also capabable of HDTV standard 1080i, which I haven't tested as there is no HDTV transmission in UK (whole Europe) yet. Otherwise, the card works well with Linux.

On the package it says: "TwinhanDTV Digital Terrestrial TV Card Ter" but then actually on the side it's ticked "Mini Ter (Low Profile)" (and not "Ter (Standard)"). There's also a sticker saying "Model 3020C".

Company page: [1]

It comes up as Bt878 in lspci:

 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)


Driver / make it work

The BT878 chip is supported by new kernel versions -- good news! :)

This is what I've done (Debian Sarge testing, kernel version 2.6.16.9). It follows the standard installation of the bttv driver for DVB as it is included in new kernels:

In kernel configuration (make menuconfig) make sure to have:

  • Under Device Drivers - Multimedia Devices - Video for Linux
 <M> BT 848
 [*] DVB for bt878

which is equivalent to these entries in the kernel .config file:

 xx
 xx


  • Under Device Drivers - Sound - ALSA - PCI devices
 <M> BT878

which is equivalent to this entry in the kernel .config file:

 xx


  • Somewhere else
 something else

which is equivalent to this entry in the kernel .config file:

 CONFIG_VIDEO_BTCX = m