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Uno 4K, Uno 4K SE, Zero 4K and DTT/TDT/DVB-T usb tuners on BlackHole

Discussion in 'DVB Devices' started by dyablo, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    This thread is meant to be the landing destination for the poor souls desperately googling about current and updated information about the ARM drivers in BlackHole to support dvb-t dtt tdt usb tuners such as:

    geniatech t230
    pctv292e
    opticombo t330
    af9015
    af9035 (e.g. Avermedia A867, Sky led blu)
    as102
    dib0700 (e.g. Sony PlayTV SCEH-0036)
    dtt200u
    dvbsky classic
    dw2102
    em28xx
    it913x
    opticombo dvb-t2/c
    opticombo usb s960
    pctv452e
    rtl2832
    siano
    tbs
    tbs5520
    turbo

    As of 3.0.4.D (November 2017), only the Vu+ Turbo tuner is recognized and fully working on BH on ARM 4K Vu+ STBs.

    As soon as possible I will buy a second Vu+ Turbo to test if at least on BH it is possible to use 2 (or more) identical Turbo tuners.

    By the way all the tuners (or better, drivers, associated to multiple tuners) listed above are supported on Open Black Hole (you just need to download the appropriate driver with your remote control from the download plugin feed) and I suggest you use Open Black Hole if you own one of those usb dvb-t tuners, you will only lose one BlackHole feature: Fast Channel Change.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2017
  2. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    If you land here from Google or otherwise, feel free to share your experience, maybe the developers will read and listen.

    For context, the first ARM-based Vu+ STB (Solo 4K) was launched more than 2 years ago and we still don’t have proper dvb-t usb ARM drivers built-in.

    Those ARM drivers exist, they are in fact present in Vu+ own nightly builds of their official firmware, found here:

    http://code.vuplus.com/

    BlackHole is based on those original firmwares.
     
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  3. nunigaia

    nunigaia Moderator

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    Do you have Afatech AF9015 device?

    I don´t have any DVT-USB device, but in any case, if you have, what did you get if you install it by telnet by running those commands ( on running BlackHole 3.0.4D image ):

    Code:
    
    opkg install firmware-dvb-usb-af9015
    
    opkg install media-tree-module-dvb-usb-af9015
    
    reboot
    
    
    best regards
    nunigaia
     
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  4. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    I have af9035 and dib0070.

    Do you have telnet commands for af9035?
     
  5. nunigaia

    nunigaia Moderator

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    for af9035 try

    Code:
    
    opkg install firmware-dvb-usb-af9035
    
    opkg install media-tree-module-dvb-usb-af9035
    
    reboot
    
    
    try it and reply

    best regards
    nunigaia

    Note:

    For dib0070

    only drivers found ( there's "no firmware" on the feeds )

    Code:
    
    opkg install media-tree-module-dib0070
    
    reboot
    
    
    § Drivers and firmware ( af9035 ) are already embedded on image ( at least, i tested on Duo2 ), i can´t test for now on Ultimo4k .... but i think is the same.

    best regards
    nunigaia
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2017
  6. krime

    krime Vu+ User

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    With this command do you think it will work?
     
  7. nunigaia

    nunigaia Moderator

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    Hi mate, if you read my previous posts, i said that i do not "own" any dvt-usb.

    If you read my post #5, the blue letters, i said that for af9035 the drivers and firmware are embedded on image ( Duo2 ), so you don´t need to do install nothing, and the device shoud be detected normally.

    I don´t said that will work. ( this is just a try ).

    best regards
    nunigaia
     
  8. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    No it’s not the same the Duo2, it’s completely different, Duo2 is MIPSEL, it is not ARM. That’s the whole problem. We Vu+ 4K users need ARM drivers. Old MIPSEL drivers are useless for us.

    I will try the commands later today when I have time.
     
  9. krime

    krime Vu+ User

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    I read ok.
     
  10. nunigaia

    nunigaia Moderator

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    Of course, i know that drivers are not the same.
    Each STB Model has it own drivers, is not only the architecture ( mipsel vs arm ).

    best regards
    nunigaia
     
  11. nunigaia

    nunigaia Moderator

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    Are you sure that your devices are working on Vuplus original image?

    Now, is time for work, when i get home from work, i will try another thing.

    Note: Wich Vuplus STB´S model you have?

    best regards
    nunigaia
     
  12. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    So, since you’re aware that they’re different, I’ll let you know that BlackHole 3.0.4.A or C or D out of the box has no ARM drivers for af9035 and apparently nothing besides Vu+ Turbo.
     
  13. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    Original Vu+ image official
    - no built-in drivers for af9035

    Blackhole latest public (3.0.4.D)
    - no built-in drivers for af9035

    Original Vu+ image experimental (code.vuplus.com)
    - preinstalled built-in drivers fot af9035

    Open BlackHole latest public (1.0 and delta updated)
    - drivers for af9035 downloadable with remote control from the download plugins feed in “Drivers” section


    So NO, NO, YES (preinstalled), YES (downloadable).
     
  14. krime

    krime Vu+ User

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    In fact it's so
    http://www.vuplus-community.net/board/threads/a867.34714/
     
  15. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    nunigaia I tried the telnet commands on Blackhole 3.0.4.D on Uno 4K, this is the response

    Code:
    BlackHole 3.0.4 vuuno4kvuuno4k login: rootroot@vuuno4k:~# opkg install firmware-dvb-usb-af9035Package firmware-dvb-usb-af9035 (1.0-r1) installed in root is up to date.root@vuuno4k:~# root@vuuno4k:~# opkg install media-tree-module-dvb-usb-af9035Package media-tree-module-dvb-usb-af9035 (0.0+git20140924-r0.11) installed in root is up to date.root@vuuno4k:~# root@vuuno4k:~# reboot
    I think those drivers “up to date” are the MIPSEL drivers, not the ARM drivers.

    On the other hand, if on a freshly installed Open Blackhole I send these telnet commands:

    Code:
    opkg update
    opkg install kernel-module-mxl5007t
    opkg install kernel-module-af9033
    opkg install kernel-module-dvb-usb-af9035
    opkg install firmware-dvb-usb-af9035-02
    opkg install kernel-module-dvb-usb-v2
    reboot
    it installs the correct drivers and my af9035 tuner works.

    Today I will go back again to OBH to use all my usb tuners.

    Tomorrow my second Turbo will arrive and I will test if two Turbo work together on BH. If they work, maybe I’ll buy two more in order to have 4 Turbo tuners. That’s a lot of money, just because BH on ARM doesn’t support other dvb-t tuners, still after two years (that’s Vu+ fault not BH coders fault I think).

    My theory is that Vu+ only recently is introducing those ARM drivers in the latest experimental builds of the official firmware, so we will eventually see those drivers in BH in the coming months or next year. Unless Vu+ purposedly removes those drivers from non-experimental OI builds.
     
  16. nunigaia

    nunigaia Moderator

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    Can you please answer my question?

    best regards
    nunigaia
     
  17. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    Vu+ Uno 4K as mentioned.
     
  18. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    In a few hours the biggest question of the internet will be answered: can you use 2 identical Vu+ Turbo dvb-t2 tuners at the same time on an ARM 4K Vu+ STB in BlackHole 3.0.4.D? Everybody online says it’s not possible but maybe it’s outdated information.

    Waiting for the doorbell to ring.
     
  19. dyablo

    dyablo Vu+ Newbie

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    I wasted 69€.

    The Uno 4K on BH doesn’t even boot when 2 Turbo are connected.

    OBH manages to boot, but only sees 1 Turbo anyway and stay stuck at “1%” when doing automatic service scan.

    Well done Vu+, you sure put some nice restrictions in place to push people to buy Ultimo 4Ks.

    Well I’m here to testify that USB IS AWESOME and POWERED USB HUBS open the doors to superpowering your Uno 4K.

    So my advice is to use OBH and buy 1 Uno 4K, 1 anker 7 port powered hub, 2 argolis smargo (so you have a total of 3 card readers), 1 usb hdd or better usb ssd, and 4 cheap used dvb-t tuners off ebay (like Avermedia A867 if you just need dvb-t1, or maybe pctv triplestick if you need dvb-t2 but that’s pricier).

    If you’re really serious about having both dvb-s and multiple dvb-t tuners on BH/original unfortunately you have to buy a Solo 4K or Ultimo 4K.

    In Vu+ mind, Uno4K/Zero4K/Uno4Kse users should only have 1 usb dvb-t tuner....so non PiP between two dvb-t channels...simply ridicolous...

    Please Vu+ make a new “Turbo SE” usb tuner with DUAL or QUAD tuner and also RF LOOP OUT.

    Or update original/BH with support for multiple Turbo.
     

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