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Re: [SLUG] TV Excel PV-BT878P+ w/FM - Working Well!
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] TV Excel PV-BT878P+ w/FM - Working Well!
- From: tom_massey@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Tom Massey)
- Date: Sat May 11 22:35:02 2002
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Managed to get it working. Problem was I was reading the bttv card=
from the bttv Mini-Howto <http://tldp.org/HOWTO/mini/BTTV.html>, which
is out of date, so video worked because it was a bt878 chip - all such
cards doing video the same, audio didn't because all the bt878 based
cards tend to do audio differently. Finding the right card= number was
the trick, and it was sitting right there in
/usr/src/linux/Documentation/video4linux/bttv/CARDLIST. I'm using
For the archives:
Card: PV-BT878P+ w/FM, branded TV Excel.
(AKA PixelView PlayTV Pro, Prolink)
Relevant sections of /etc/modules.conf:
alias char-major-89 i2c-dev
options i2c-core i2c_debug=1
options i2c-algo-bit bit_test=1
alias char-major-81 videodev
alias char-major-81-0 bttv
options bttv card=72 radio=1 pll=1
options tuner type=5
(I think card= will work with 16, 37, 50, 70, 72, but 72 seems to
be the one that best fits).
That seems to be enough to get the card working really well - tv, radio,
clear picture, good radio reception etc. It looks like the remote will
work with lirc, but I've got no AAA batteries to test it at the moment.
Anyway, hope these notes are of some use to future searchers.