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alternative to Raspberry Pi TV HAT

Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:22 pm

Is there an alternative to the Raspberry Pi TV HAT compatible with RPI3 B+ we can use in the Philippines?

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Re: alternative to Raspberry Pi TV HAT

Thu Feb 07, 2019 5:41 am

The compatibility issue isn't going to be with the Pi3B+. It's going to be with your national broadcast stands.

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Re: alternative to Raspberry Pi TV HAT

Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:41 am

USB dongles for your area, just check if it is supported.

I have an XBOX ONE USB TV dongle and use the same instructions as the PiTV HAT for tvheadend.
I have to use LibreELEC as it has the drivers needed, Raspbian didn't.

I set it up again yesterday with the new LibreELEC release.

Shame Raspbian didn't as I don't actually need LibreELEC on there.

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Re: alternative to Raspberry Pi TV HAT

Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:04 pm

@bensimmo - I think you may find that if you update via rpi-update to a later kernel (4.19?) and download and add the driver files to /lib/firmware as per:

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#download the needed fws
cd /lib/firmware
sudo wget http://linuxtv.org/downloads/firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
sudo wget http://palosaari.fi/linux/v4l-dvb/firmware/MN88472/02/latest/dvb-demod-mn88472-02.fw
then the Xbox One USB TV stick should work with native Raspbian. Support was added in kernel 4.17 so it should work, but probably worth starting from scratch with a fresh Micro-SD card in case of problems. I can't easily check as I'm (by choice) running Libreelec with one on a CM3 Slice and my Pi is packed away in another location, but some time back I tried this with an updated kernel on the Pi as per instructions here https://tvheadend.org/boards/5/topics/13685?page=6 and it worked fine. Now that later kernels are easily available it should all be straightforward.

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