Cosmetics: QAM tuner called DVBC in web interface
A TV tuner for North American TV standards that supports ATSC and QAM shows up in tvheadend web interface as:
Device LG Electronics LGDT3305 VSB/QAM Frontend : DVB-C #0
Device LG Electronics LGDT3305 VSB/QAM Frontend : ATSC #0
I believe it would be more correct to call the cable tuner as "QAM #0" (or J83 ANNEX B #0) as DVB-C clearly points to the European cable standard.
Here's the dvb-fe-tool output of the tuner:
INFO Device LG Electronics LGDT3305 VSB/QAM Frontend (/dev/dvb/adapter1/frontend0) capabilities:
INFO DVB API Version 5.10, Current v5 delivery system: ATSC
INFO Supported delivery systems:
Updated by Olli Salonen over 7 years ago
Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
Your tuner probably can do both (or at least driver thinks so):
No, not really. For some reason the real DVB-C (a.k.a. ITU-T J.83 Annex A) is DVBC/ANNEX_A in DVBV5 and the American QAM (a.k.a. ITU-T J.83 Annex B) is DVBC/ANNEX_B there.
So in order to support DVB-C the tuner must report DVBC/ANNEX_A capability, which my tuner does not report. Also the demodulator (LGDT3305) according to datasheet is only "Compatible with ATSC A/53 8/16-VSB, ITU-T J.83 Annex B 64/256 QAM specification."