posted by qubix on July 6, 2013

crude steps to install and use a dvb hybrid pcmcia card on arch

card: Kworld NB TV 220

1) view dmesg

2) generic, autodetect failed!

3) 17de:7203 -->this is the id of the card

4) card=88 -> Tevion/KWorld DVB-T 220RF 17de:7201 -->this is the closest I could find. Hopefully it uses the same chipset!

5)/etc/modprobe.d/saa7134.conf --> now edit this to pass the following parameter
options saa7134 card=88

6) pacman -S dvbutils

7) dvbscan /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/gr-Athens > .tzap/channels.conf
Unable to query frontend status -->oops not working!

8) dvbv5-scan /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/gr-Athens > .tzap/channels.conf ERROR key/value without a channel group while parsing line 3 of /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/gr-Athens -->not working either

9) new file format for dvbv5-scan
Apparently there is a new format..
cp /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/auto-Default .
dvb-format-convert -I CHANNEL -O DVBV5 auto-Default auto-Default-v5
dvbv5-scan auto-Default-v5

10) dvbv5 channel file incompatible with vlc --> but vlc doesnt understand it
dvb-format-convert segfault -->and the default util throws a segfault..

11) w_scan -->daraam this is a utility we can use to convert channel format output
make install
w_scan -ft -L > channels.xspf

12) vlc channels.xspf
-->this works! Finaly!!