Asus MyCinema P7131H – Hybrid PCI TV card (DVB-T, Analog)

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Asus MyCinema P7131H – Hybrid PCI TV card (DVB-T, Analog)
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Updated: 07/04/2016 14:07

Review of Linux Compatibility

The Asus MyCinema P7131H is a hybrid PCI card that supports DVB-T as well as analog TV. The card is supported by the Linux Kernel. The analog TV tuner is activated automatically by the kernel, while the DVB-T tuner needs a firmware file (if not already part of the Linux distribution).

The card can be identified in the following way:

 05:01.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Philips Semiconductors SAA7131/SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder [1131:7133] (rev d1)
       Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:4876]

The DVB-T modulator needs the firmware file dvb-fe-tda10046.fw for operation. This file can be installed in Ubuntu (e.g. Ubuntu 12.10) per apt-get:

sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree

Alternatively, the firmware can be downloaded as part of the firmware package http://rehost.splurben.com/linux_dvb_firmware_v2.tar.bz2 and has to be cofied to the directory /lib/firmware:

sudo cp dvb-fe-tda10046.fw /lib/firmware

Afterwards, the card is initialized automatically after booting:

saa7134 0000:04:02.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 18 (level, low) -> IRQ 18
saa7133[1]: found at 0000:04:02.0, rev: 209, irq: 18, latency: 32, mmio: 0xe3004800
saa7133[1]: subsystem: 1043:4876, board: ASUSTeK P7131 Hybrid [card=112,autodetected]
saa7133[1]: board init: gpio is 0
input: saa7134 IR (ASUSTeK P7131 Hybri as /class/input/input6 tuner' 2-004b: chip found @ 0x96 (saa7133[1])
saa7133[1]: i2c scan: found device @ 0x10  [???]
saa7133[1]: i2c scan: found device @ 0x96  [???]
saa7133[1]: i2c scan: found device @ 0xa0  [eeprom]
tda829x 2-004b: setting tuner address to 61
tda829x 2-004b: type set to tda8290+75a
saa7133[1]: registered device video1 [v4l2]
saa7133[1]: registered device vbi1
saa7133[1]: registered device radio1

An infrared remote is provided together with the C7131H. This remote is also supported by Linux via LIRC, but at least Linux kernel version 2.6.22 is required.
The configuration of LIRC for this remote is described at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1905166&p=11590929#post11590929.


Identified Hardware Configurations (1 Result)

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Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 4.4.0-34-generic The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5The user provided the following rating for this hardware: 5 out of 5 21/08/2016

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