help with the TCL MFNM05-E tuner - either good dochunters or english/chinese bilinguals needed

Jim Stapleton stapleton.41 at
Wed Mar 7 13:30:20 UTC 2007

I found out this is the tuner in my new Hauppauge PVR150 card.

Using the TCL driver available in the pvrxxx port, VHFI and VHFIII
work, I haven't tried VHFII (radio), UHF does not work, nor does
SVideo, I've not gotten a chance to try Composite.

I was looking for the documentation, unfortunately the manufacturers
web site is in chinese, and the english language site is down, and
apparantly has been for a while. What I would like if anyone could

Should I be able to assume that MFNM05-4 documentation is the same for
information regarding adding the tuner to the driver? I've also seen
references to the MFNM05-4-E. Given that the Hauppauge sticker didn't
peel cleanly and took some of the TCL sticker, i can't be certain that
that is not my actual model number. I could read the ripped off
portions by shining light through the hauppauge sticker... The '5' was
cut in half but the right half of the five was definetly discernable
on the ripped off portion, I didn't see a 4 there, but I did see the
E. Yes, I know, I botched that one.

The MFNM05-4 is reported as being the same as the Philips FM1236 MK3
in terms of interface, in several places and there is a driver here
with similar enough format to the BSD driver that i think I can add
the entry (once I figure out what everything means):

So, could given that information, could anyone help me determine if
the MFNM05-4 and my "MFNM05-E" are the same? Could anyone help me find
the actual documentation (I can't find it on google, the english
language portion of the TCL site is down, and apparantly has been for
quite a while)?

Thank you,
-Jim Stapleton

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