receiving aerial digital TV

Juergen Lock nox at
Sat Feb 2 13:07:54 UTC 2013

In article <20130201194812.187567edda1c66ad43a44a20 at> you write:
>On Fri, 01 Feb 2013 10:27:54 -0800
>Dieter BSD <dieterbsd at> wrote:
>> [ This topic is better discussed in -multimedia@, suggest that followups
>> drop -hackers@ ]
>> > i am out of current knowledge about common TV for about 10 years.
>> >
>> > Currently in Poland there is aerial TV broadcasted in DVB-T standard.
>> > There are TVs with builtin decoder/demodulator or separate
>> > decoders/demodulator with HDMI output.
>> >
>> > But how about just receiving demodulated data and letting mplayer play it,
>> > and - most importantly - recording it directly. I know there are USB
>> > receivers on market.
>> >
>> > Are such devices supported under FreeBSD? if so -  what driver, what
>> > chipset to look when buying such a thing? any other recommendation.
>Another option is webcamd (in ports) - it supports a whole lot of usb devices, through their linux drivers.
>I currently have an older version installed on this machine:
>root at kg-v2# portversion -v webcamd
>webcamd-             =  up-to-date with port 
>tingo at kg-v2$ apropos webcamd | grep -i dvb
>a800(4)                  - webcamd driver for AVerMedia AverTV A800 DVB-T receiver
>af9005(4)                - webcamd driver for Afatech 9005 DVB-T receiver
>af9015(4)                - webcamd driver for Afatech 9015 DVB-T receiver
>au6610(4)                - webcamd driver for AU6610 DVB-T
>ce6230(4)                - webcamd driver for Intel CE6230 DVB-T
>cinergy(4)               - webcamd driver for Cinergy T2/qanu DVB-T
>cxusb(4)                 - webcamd driver for Conexant USB DVB
>digitv(4)                - webcamd driver for Nebula Electronics uDigiTV DVB-T
>dtt200u(4)               - webcamd driver for DTT200U DVB-T devices
>dtv5100(4)               - webcamd driver for AME DTV-5100 DVB-T
>dw2102(4)                - webcamd driver for DVBWorld and TeVii DVB-S/S2
>ec168(4)                 - webcamd driver for EC168 DVB-T
>gp8psk(4)                - webcamd driver for GENPIX DVB-S
>m920x(4)                 - webcamd driver for m920x DVB-T
>nova-t(4)                - webcamd driver for NOVA-T DVB-T
>opera(4)                 - webcamd driver for Opera1 DVB-S
>ttusb2(4)                - webcamd driver for Technotrend DVB
>umt(4)                   - webcamd driver for UMT-010 DVB-T
>vp702x(4)                - webcamd driver for TwinhanDTV StarBox DVB-S
>vp7045(4)                - webcamd driver for TwinhanDTV DVB-T
>webcamd(8)               - daemon to provide access to USB webcam and DVB devices

That list btw is not exhaustive, some (mostly newer) Linux drivers
webcamd includes don't have manpages yet.  There also is a wiki page
listing (among others) some DVB/ATSC tuners people tested,
>as for recording and viewing TV, ports also have Freevo, MythTV, VDR and XBMC.
.and I posted a small guide about digital TV on

 HTH, :)

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