Leadtek DTV2000H

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Chipset

Conexant CX23881 + Conexant CX22702


Tuner

Philips FMD1216


Hardware Interface

32-bit PCI 2.3 bus mastering Plug-n-Play compliant

Graphics drivers must include DirectX 8.1 software Video Standards

TV Tuner Receiving Frequency range from 48.25 to 863.25 MHz

FM radio band coverage from 87.50 MHz to 108.00 MHz


Connectors (version I or previous version)

FM RF in connector (75 Ohm)

TV RF in connector for Antenna (analog or digital TV signal)

TV RF in connector for Cable (analog TV signal)

1 phone jack for remote sensor

1 phone jack for audio input

1 6-pin MiniDin for CVBS and S-Video input

1 4-pin audio output connector


Connectors (version J)

FM RF in connector (75 Ohm)

TV RF in connector for Antenna (analog or digital TV signal)

TV RF in connector for Cable (analog TV signal)

1 phone jack for remote sensor

1 9-pin MiniDin CVBS, S-Video and audio input

1 4-pin audio output connector


There are 2 versions of this card, version 'I' & version 'J'. According various forums, version 'I' works out of the box, yet the later version 'J' needs some tinkering. Apparently version J was made to be compatible with Vista, so if you can avoid the box thats says Vista ready!


Version J Setup

Although this card does not work out of the box with a little tinkering you can quite easily get the Digital tuner to work in LinuxMCE. There is a patch available to get both the analogue and digital tuners but it looked a little too complex for my liking. http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/2/6/289

Anyway, to get the digital tuner to work you will need to follow 3 simple steps:


1. Configure linux to load the module cx88-dvb automatically on start-up using the command: sudo echo "cx88-dvb" >> /etc/modules This will add the line cx88-dvb to the file /etc/modules.


2. Edit the /etc/modprobe.d/options file and add the line: options cx88xx card=51

This will tell mythtv exactly what type of card you are using.


3. In Mythtv-setup, under capture cards, select 'DVB DTV capture card (v3.x)' for the card type. Set 'DVB Card Number' to 0 ( for the first card, 1 for 2nd card etc)


Remote Control

Not tested. Add your experiences here.