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using the August DVB-T210 with tvheadend and raspbian

Added by Samuel Johnson 12 months ago

have been following this guide: https://medium.com/@robhowlett/diy-pvr-with-raspberry-pi-and-tvheadend-7866b588e270
and have gone to select my DVB adapter and none are showing. I have my adapter plugged into a powered USB hub and am running the latest version of Raspbian. I installed all the firmware shown in the guide and some more firmware I got of off this forum. I also do not seem to have the folder /dev/dvb/ which could have something to do with it but am not sure.


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RE: using the August DVB-T210 with tvheadend and raspbian - Added by Simon Wood 6 months ago

I have the same problem and I am absolutely stumped. Did you manage to make it work in the end?

RE: using the August DVB-T210 with tvheadend and raspbian - Added by Samuel Johnson 6 months ago

no sorry i just gave up in the end i tried using an older version of raspbien and nothing

RE: using the August DVB-T210 with tvheadend and raspbian - Added by Mark Clarkstone 6 months ago

did you both check dmesg to make sure the kernel found the device and loaded the driver?

RE: using the August DVB-T210 with tvheadend and raspbian - Added by Simon Wood 5 months ago

Thank you for the reply. Yes - I have checked. It looks like the driver is not included in the current version of Raspbian. I tried following some long instructions for compiling a kernel with the driver but in the end I gave up and decided to use a TV tuner that is compatible with the current version of Raspbian. I have kept the DVB-T210 in the hope the Raspbian will include the driver in the not too distant future.

RE: using the August DVB-T210 with tvheadend and raspbian - Added by Mark Clarkstone 4 months ago

Simon Wood wrote:

Thank you for the reply. Yes - I have checked. It looks like the driver is not included in the current version of Raspbian. I tried following some long instructions for compiling a kernel with the driver but in the end I gave up and decided to use a TV tuner that is compatible with the current version of Raspbian. I have kept the DVB-T210 in the hope the Raspbian will include the driver in the not too distant future.

Just out of interest, which tuner did you go for?

RE: using the August DVB-T210 with tvheadend and raspbian - Added by Simon Wood 4 months ago

I am using a RTL2838 with a coax adapter so that I can plug it into my loft aerial.

This is what lsusb gives: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T

I bought it off eBay to feed flight data to FlightRadar24 and FlightAware. This is the listing description: USB DVB-T &RTL-SDR Realtek RTL2832U & R820T DVB-T Tuner Receiver MCX Input OM

I knew this device worked with Raspberry Pi based on research on how to set up a flight data feeder. Unfortunately I won't be feeding flight data until the August DVB-T210 is compatible with Raspbian. Note the version of this tuner is important (I suspect version 1 works but that is not the version currently on sale).

RE: using the August DVB-T210 with tvheadend and raspbian - Added by Mark Clarkstone 4 months ago

Simon Wood wrote:

I am using a RTL2838 with a coax adapter so that I can plug it into my loft aerial.

This is what lsusb gives: ID 0bda:2838 Realtek Semiconductor Corp. RTL2838 DVB-T

I bought it off eBay to feed flight data to FlightRadar24 and FlightAware. This is the listing description: USB DVB-T &RTL-SDR Realtek RTL2832U & R820T DVB-T Tuner Receiver MCX Input OM

I knew this device worked with Raspberry Pi based on research on how to set up a flight data feeder. Unfortunately I won't be feeding flight data until the August DVB-T210 is compatible with Raspbian. Note the version of this tuner is important (I suspect version 1 works but that is not the version currently on sale).

Can you plug the august in & do lsusb on it (can be on your desktop or pi). I just want to see if it's the newer T230C (Geniatech/MyGica T230C) or the older Geniatech/MyGica T230

RE: using the August DVB-T210 with tvheadend and raspbian - Added by Simon Wood 4 months ago

Here is the relevant line from doing lsusb :
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0572:c68a Conexant Systems (Rockwell), Inc.

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