Raspbmc, USB TV Tuner and Tvheadend.


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by Alesbi » Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:20 am
Hi there! I'm trying to get live TV working on my Pi via Raspbmc and using the Tvheadend plugin! I've been following the following [lol] guide: http://forum.stmlabs.com/showthread.php?tid=2648.

Unlike the author of that thread, my Tuner's firmware files are included in the 2.6.19 Kernel, so I didn't have to mess with my kernel (that's what I though, at least). Anyhoo, I got to the point whereby I configure my tuner using the tvheadend web interface. I got the web interface going, but when I went to select a tuner to configure, none showed up - gasp! I put what I thought was the correct firmware file in /lib/firmware (according to this page: http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Haupp ... VA-T-Stick ), but that didn't help (perhaps I need to compile the drivers myself?). Bizarrely, I can't do lsusb in raspbmc, although I can do dmesg. I will post the dmesg output here tomorrow.

By contrast, I followed this guide (although I would rather use Raspbmc to OpenELEC): http://tandrepires.wordpress.com/2012/0 ... pvr-setup/ and my tuner did show up in tvheadend web interface - although I couldn't configure it to show any channels (but that's my next topic!)

My TV Tuner: http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/hauppauge- ... 1-pdt.html

Any help is appreciated! Thanks!
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by wildclover » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:35 am
I have the same stick and have got mine running beautifully and have it streaming to my XBMC boxes in both windows and linux. I put in the new kernel and drivers, following these instructions worked:

http://raspims.blogspot.de/2012/08/goal ... th-my.html

The only things that didn't necessarily worked were due to which directory you're in when you run things, so you may need to double-check paths, but apart from that it works great. I'm now wondering about adding a second card........
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by wildclover » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:39 am
Mine was the 70019 device. I tried it in the old kernel and it didn't like it, but you'll also need a powered hub, as it will recognise the stick in cold state, but won't be able to boot it into a warm state without a little more power (or at least mine did).
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