TBS 6284 PCIe DVB-T2 Quad Tuner TV Cards

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TBS6284 PCI-E DVB-T2 Quad TV Tuner Card is a DVB-T2 PCIe Cards from TBS Technologies. It is a new product since October 2011, which is specially designed for DVB T2 reception countries, such as UK, Sweden. It supports watching or recording four different channels .This DVB T2 PC TV card is ready with the latest Linux driver. It’s ideal for watching DVB T2 SD and HD channels on PC.


  • 1 x PCI Express Interface
  • Four DVB T/T2 Freeview SD& HD Channels Receiving
  • DiSEqC 2.x Compliant
  • Linux Support

Components Used

  • NXP18272 X4(Tuner)
  • SONY CXD2820(Demod)
  • SAA7160



02:00.0 Multimedia controller [0480]: Philips Semiconductors SAA7160 [1131:7160] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Device [6284:0001]
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-   DisINTx-
 Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-  INTx-
 Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 4 bytes
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 18
 Region 0: Memory at fdd00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1M]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: SAA716x TBS
 Kernel modules: saa716x_tbs-dvb

Making it work

I.1 extract linux-tbs-drivers.tar.bz2 archive:

  1. tar xjvf linux-tbs-drivers.tar.bz2

I.2 go to driver package directory:

  1. cd linux-tbs-drivers

I.3 build and install the driver:

  1. make && make install

I.4 reboot in order to load the newly installed driver:

  1. shutdown -r now


Available here. Look for the TBS6284 driver.

Sample Kernel Output

[   10.799367] DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x0 DVBT frontend)...
[   10.799657] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[   10.906258] DVB: registering adapter 1 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x0 DVBT frontend)...
[   10.906496] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[   11.602240] DVB: registering adapter 2 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x0 DVBT frontend)...
[   11.602413] DVB: registering new adapter (SAA716x dvb adapter)
[   11.686238] DVB: registering adapter 3 frontend 0 (TurboSight TBS 62x0 DVBT frontend)...
[   11.825776] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[   12.146290] EXT4-fs (sda6): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro,commit=0
[   12.359789] init: plymouth-stop pre-start process (1291) terminated with status 1
[   12.384485] r8169 0000:04:00.0: eth0: link up

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