AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid FM PCI & PCCCA

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 20 22:25:35 UTC 2007

I just had a brainwave (not bad seeing as it was before my morning coffee!)- 
but I need to confirm some things first.

Has anyone got both DVB and analogue TV working using the saa driver with 
this card? Or has there been an issue with channel scanning?

Now that I remember, what I noticed with Fedora Core 4 (which was far too 
outdated for my liking anyway) was that the driver was a philips saa driver, 
which gave me the idea to try again with BSD because I remembered there was 
an saa driver available for it too. Soooo, I loaded xine into BSD but it 
couldn't work without channels. To fix this for Fedora there is a script 
called dvbscan with the driver, but it won't work with BSD. There is also a 
program called xtv which comes with it, but again only works with linux.

So I'll chase this up and see if this might work. I didn't have any success 
with KBTV- I couldn't get it to use the saa module, but that's probably just 

Da Rock

>From: "Konstantin Dimitrov" <kosio.dimitrov at gmail.com>
>To: "Da Rock" <rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com>
>CC: freebsd-multimedia at freebsd.org
>Subject: Re: AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid FM PCI & PCCCA
>Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 10:54:07 +0200
>On 3/16/07, Da Rock <rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com> wrote:
>>Yeah I do know about that driver but I haven't been able to access it 
>>now- not sure why. However I did attach a document with details for the
>>XC3028- what else is required?
>the attachment is just a 'product-brief', for driver development more
>technical details are required like XC3018/XC3028 registers and their
>control functions, etc.
>>The linux driver available is only in binary RPM format, but I believe 
>>is a team trying to RE it as of now. Until then is there anything that we
>>can do to get things happening? Do we need to put some pressure on the
>according to:
>XC3018 is very similar to XC3028 and to work needs the XC3028 firmware
>that can be found from here:
>in the LinuxTV source code, that i got from here:
>there is a 'xc3028.c' file that contains 'firmware upload' routine and
>'frequency set' routine, also from the links above seems that
>XC3018/XC3028 is on I2C-bus with I2C device address 0xc2.
>and i gathered all that information in several minutes ...
>>And as I mentioned I have not built a driver before but I certainly want 
>>learn so we can do this. Any ideas on where I can get the tutorials for
>>Da Rock
>> >From: "Konstantin Dimitrov" <kosio.dimitrov at gmail.com>
>> >To: "Da Rock" <rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com>
>> >CC: freebsd-multimedia at freebsd.org
>> >Subject: Re: AVerMedia AVerTV Hybrid FM PCI & PCCCAR
>> >Date: Fri, 16 Mar 2007 01:08:58 +0200
>> >
>> >there is a working driver for Philips SAA713x based tv cards here:
>> >
>> >http://download.purpe.com/files/saa-REL_14.tgz
>> >
>> >but it doesn't support Xceive XC3018 Silicon Tuner used on AverTV
>> >Hybrid+FM Cardbus.
>> >
>> >so, at least as a first step XC3018 support should be added to the
>> >SAA713x driver. also, probably there is no XC3018 public datasheet
>> >available, but the Linux code for XC3018 should be of help.
>> >
>> >On 3/15/07, Da Rock <rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com> wrote:
>> >>Ok guys, I know I might be pretty new to this but I think we need to 
>> >>this card worked out here. I have a laptop that I want to put BSD on, 
>> >>I
>> >>have a TV tuner which is incompatible. I also know that I'm not the 
>> >>one
>> >>who can't get this card to work. And so far all we've gotten from the
>> >>manufacturer is a brush off.
>> >>
>> >>This card works well, just not under windows... and I know that it will 
>> >>exceptional under BSD once it can be added.
>> >>
>> >>We now know that this tuner uses a Xcieve chipset along with a Philips 
>> >>chip.
>> >>
>> >>Now I have to admit that I haven't done much driver creation, but I 
>> >>like to get out there and help move this along a bit and make this 
>> >>What do we need to do? What more info do we need to make a working 
>> >>
>> >>Now I may be on the wrong track, but there is a linux driver which 
>> >>ok.
>> >>I tried it on FC4, but I haven't been successful in upgrading to FC5 so
>> >>far.
>> >>Can we use this driver and do some RE to make one for BSD?
>> >>
>> >>Cheers
>> >>Da Rock
>> >>
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