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    Freecom DVB-T

    Thought you'd like to know that this product, the Freecom DVB-T USB television doohdad
    http://www.freecom.com/ecproduct_detail.asp?id=2234

    Works flawlessly in Hardy Heron.
    Works with ME TV

    Instantly....no fuss....just works.

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    Re: Freecom DVB-T

    I've recently bought one of those very things and searched the forums for info. Your post came out of the search. YIPPEE I thought - it should work Well it doesn't So, wondering if it was faulty hardware I ran up the "legacy" Win XP which I still have available on one PC, installed driver and software for it and that worked - in fact very well. Unfortunately not much help for my AMD 64 system which only has Ubuntu.

    I believe you must have something installed that I don't as I've just tried the device on my P4 (the one with Windoze) under Hardy 32 bit and exactly the same hardware and still get "No tuner device" error in Me TV. Any ideas, please?
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    Re: Freecom DVB-T

    As far as I remember, this is what I did.
    I'm running Ubuntu Hardy AMD 64.
    I plugged the doohdad in.
    Nothing happened.
    Did some searching and it looked like I needed some software.
    First I downloaded Kaffein.
    It didn't work, but it looked as though it might if I fiddled.
    Then I added ME Tv.
    It started up and asked me to pick my local transmiter from a huge list....worldwide.
    Mine was on the list so I picked it.
    It thought about things for a while as it loaded channel information....then it started.
    Perfect picture on main channels....some of the more exotic ones break up.

    So........try adding kaffein and ME TV.....and I think they were both available through Synaptic.

    Tell me how you get on.
    Phil
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    Re: Freecom DVB-T

    OK did that - even installed a new AMD64 Hardy in a new partition and ran all the updates - same result "No tuner device" error at Me TV startup. Tried Kaffeine too - no sign of a tuner device I think you must have installed something else or changed a setting somewhere - unless there's some obscure fault with my PC.

    Thank you for any help you can give
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    Re: Freecom DVB-T

    What sort of graphics card have you got?
    I've got Nvidia.
    The only other thing that I can think of is that either
    a) I got lucky.........or
    b) I've installed something else that makes the doohdad work.
    You got Real Player?
    What happens when you launch ME Tv?

    Phil
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    Re: Freecom DVB-T

    Just took a look at Kaffein..........which has an awful lot of buttons and knobs and settings that you can twiddle with.....and they have a forum.

    https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu...ine/+questions

    Have you tried the doohdad in a different slot?
    Phil
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    Re: Freecom DVB-T

    Quote Originally Posted by groeswenphil View Post
    What sort of graphics card have you got?
    I've got Nvidia.
    The only other thing that I can think of is that either
    a) I got lucky.........or
    b) I've installed something else that makes the doohdad work.
    You got Real Player?
    What happens when you launch ME Tv?

    Phil
    Onboard Nvidia® Geforce 6100GS graphics supporting up to 256MB
    Haven't installed RealPlayer
    Starting Me TV gives error popup "No tuner device" - then no option but to click OK which removes the error box and shuts down Me TV
    Quote Originally Posted by groeswenphil View Post
    Just took a look at Kaffein..........which has an awful lot of buttons and knobs and settings that you can twiddle with.....and they have a forum.

    https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu...ine/+questions

    Have you tried the doohdad in a different slot?
    Phil
    I'll check out that Kaffeine stuff tomorrow
    I've tried various USB slots - on rear (mobo), front USB connected to mobo header and USB PCI card - all USB2 - no difference.

    I dug out my old DVB-T tuner unit (large, separate power supply and not very sensitive) and that still works with Kaffeine. Me TV doesn't have our local transmitter in the list (Stockland Hill). I made my own for Kaffeine a while back using another Kaffeine multiplex list edited with data for our local area obtained from website.

    Strange that Kaffeine recognises my old TV tuner but not the Freecom - yet both work in Win XP.

    The quote in your sig is very apt!
    Last edited by Gina; June 10th, 2008 at 11:50 PM.
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    Re: Freecom DVB-T

    I've been trying the suggested things in the Kaffeine section of launchpad (Kaffeine cannot find DVB)... This id the appropriate section of the result of lsusb -v
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 14aa:0160 AVerMedia (again) or C&E
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 2.00
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 64
    idVendor 0x14aa AVerMedia (again) or C&E
    idProduct 0x0160
    bcdDevice 1.00
    iManufacturer 1
    iProduct 2
    iSerial 3
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 41
    bNumInterfaces 1
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 4
    bmAttributes 0xa0
    (Bus Powered)
    Remote Wakeup
    MaxPower 500mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
    bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
    bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
    iInterface 5
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0200 1x 512 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 0
    bAlternateSetting 1
    bNumEndpoints 1
    bInterfaceClass 255 Vendor Specific Class
    bInterfaceSubClass 255 Vendor Specific Subclass
    bInterfaceProtocol 255 Vendor Specific Protocol
    iInterface 6
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 1
    Transfer Type Isochronous
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x03ac 1x 940 bytes
    bInterval 1
    can't get device qualifier: Operation not permitted
    can't get debug descriptor: Operation not permitted
    cannot read device status, Operation not permitted (1)
    And this is for the old Hauppauge box
    Bus 003 Device 003: ID 0b48:1005 TechnoTrend AG Technotrend/Hauppauge USB-Nova
    Device Descriptor:
    bLength 18
    bDescriptorType 1
    bcdUSB 1.00
    bDeviceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bDeviceSubClass 0
    bDeviceProtocol 0
    bMaxPacketSize0 8
    idVendor 0x0b48 TechnoTrend AG
    idProduct 0x1005 Technotrend/Hauppauge USB-Nova
    bcdDevice 1.00
    iManufacturer 1
    iProduct 2
    iSerial 0
    bNumConfigurations 1
    Configuration Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 2
    wTotalLength 415
    bNumInterfaces 2
    bConfigurationValue 1
    iConfiguration 4
    bmAttributes 0x40
    (Missing must-be-set bit!)
    Self Powered
    MaxPower 0mA
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 1
    bAlternateSetting 0
    bNumEndpoints 3
    bInterfaceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bInterfaceSubClass 0
    bInterfaceProtocol 0
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0020 1x 32 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0020 1x 32 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
    bmAttributes 1
    Transfer Type Isochronous
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0000 1x 0 bytes
    bInterval 1
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 1
    bAlternateSetting 1
    bNumEndpoints 3
    bInterfaceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bInterfaceSubClass 0
    bInterfaceProtocol 0
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0020 1x 32 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0020 1x 32 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
    bmAttributes 1
    Transfer Type Isochronous
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0390 1x 912 bytes
    bInterval 1
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 1
    bAlternateSetting 2
    bNumEndpoints 3
    bInterfaceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bInterfaceSubClass 0
    bInterfaceProtocol 0
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0020 1x 32 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x01 EP 1 OUT
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0020 1x 32 bytes
    bInterval 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x82 EP 2 IN
    bmAttributes 1
    Transfer Type Isochronous
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0360 1x 864 bytes
    bInterval 1
    Interface Descriptor:
    bLength 9
    bDescriptorType 4
    bInterfaceNumber 1
    bAlternateSetting 3
    bNumEndpoints 3
    bInterfaceClass 0 (Defined at Interface level)
    bInterfaceSubClass 0
    bInterfaceProtocol 0
    iInterface 0
    Endpoint Descriptor:
    bLength 7
    bDescriptorType 5
    bEndpointAddress 0x81 EP 1 IN
    bmAttributes 2
    Transfer Type Bulk
    Synch Type None
    Usage Type Data
    wMaxPacketSize 0x0020 1x 32 bytes
    bInterval 0
    I think at this point I'm out of my depth!
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    Re: Freecom DVB-T

    Actually, I worked my way through all of that ..........and I ended up with an Aran sweater.

    Might be best if you pop around to my place when you want to watch TV :O)

    Bet you get it to work in the end.
    Phil
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    Re: Freecom DVB-T

    Well... I suppose South Wales isn't SO far to go from here

    It's good to know someone has got it working anyway
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