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DVB-T2 Dongle

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I am looking for a DVB-T2 dongle. Anyone could recommend one that works well with DSM 6.1.5 and is not too expensive?

 

Thanks

 

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i dint think this will be capable of dvb-t2

https://www.augustint.com/en/productmsg-34-52.html

they are not so explicit about what dvb is supported but if you have a closer look at the packages it only contains a dvb-t logo

the newer product T305

https://www.augustint.com/en/productmsg-34-255.html

has a dvb-t2 logo on the package, so i guess the T202 will not be able to handle dvb-t2 (different modulation -> different hardware needed, it like dvb-s to dvb-s2)

edit: amazon comments (depending on language) clearly show that T202 cant handle dvb-t2

Edited by IG-88

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the synology device db does conains at least one dvb-t2 device "PCTV DVB-T2 290e/292e nanoStick"

it might be possible to dig out what chipset it contains and find a cheaper one with the same chipset but not guaranties the cheaper one will work, differences in the tuner chip might be a problem in that area

Edited by IG-88

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8 hours ago, Polanskiman said:

Found something interesting. https://stevekerrison.com/290e/

Will dig a bit more.

 

cxd2820r.ko, em28xx_dvb.ko and em28xx.ko are part of the dvbbackports in dsm (as to expect), but can be difficult to find a equivalent with such outdated hardware like the 290e

 

also possible would be to check if a driver for the hardware in question is present in dsm

this is a list of dvb-t2 usb solutions with chips named

https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-T2_USB_Devices

in other cases like finds on ebay/aliexpress it can be difficult to find out whats under the hood

 

 

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Thanks. Not entirely sure what the 02 after the T2 means. Anything meaningful or just some marketing bla bla? Reason I ask is because I need the dongle to be DVB-T2

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1 hour ago, IG-88 said:

i dint think this will be capable of dvb-t2

https://www.augustint.com/en/productmsg-34-52.html

they are not so explicit about what dvb is supported but if you have a closer look at the packages it only contains a dvb-t logo

the newer product T305

https://www.augustint.com/en/productmsg-34-255.html

has a dvb-t2 logo on the package, so i guess the T202 will not be able to handle dvb-t2 (different modulation -> different hardware needed, it like dvb-s to dvb-s2)

edit: amazon comments (depending on language) clearly show that T202 cant handle dvb-t2

 

Didn't see those comments but thanks for the heads up. Looking at the T305 it's for tablets and phones with micro usb. I guess an adapter would be needed.

 

56 minutes ago, IG-88 said:

the synology device db does conains at least one dvb-t2 device "PCTV DVB-T2 290e/292e nanoStick"

it might be possible to dig out what chipset it contains and find a cheaper one with the same chipset but not guaranties the cheaper one will work, differences in the tuner chip might be a problem in that area

 

Yes I had already seen that one but it was kind of expensive. Over 80USD!

 

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21 hours ago, Polanskiman said:

Didn't see those comments but thanks for the heads up. Looking at the T305 it's for tablets and phones with micro usb. I guess an adapter would be needed.

 

i was more thinking about the driver, very likely that its not working at all with dsm, mechanical thing might be a luxury

 

21 hours ago, Polanskiman said:

Yes I had already seen that one but it was kind of expensive. Over 80USD!

 

 

yes, that was my thought too, often you can find information about the hardware from people who tried it with linux, also possible to habe a look into the windows drivers and inf files to find out whats behind the fancy name

 

there is also a alternative if you find a sat>ip based solution with dvb-t2

this one is a (expansive) example

https://digitaldevices.de/produkte/netzwerk-tv-tuner/

if you have 2 or more tuners in mind sat>ip solutions come in handy as you dont have to care about usb or pci-e

 

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9 minutes ago, IG-88 said:

there is also a alternative if you find a sat>ip based solution with dvb-t2

this one is a (expansive) example

https://digitaldevices.de/produkte/netzwerk-tv-tuner/

if you have 2 or more tuners in mind sat>ip solutions come in handy as you dont have to care about usb or pci-e

 

Thanks. Yeah that's a bit overkill for what I need :D

I will look into the PCTV DVB-T2 290e/292e nanoStick "copies" see if I can find anything.

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I've successfully used Geniatech T230 (aka MyGica T230) in tvheadend it supports T. T2 and C.

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15 minutes ago, seba said:

I've successfully used Geniatech T230 (in tvheadend) it supports T. T2 and C.

 

That one seems more reasonably priced and have confirmed through some youtube video that it works in the country I live. You didn't have to compile any module?

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I did have to. Was building it from media_tree since drivers where mainlined since 3.19. I created script that packaged everything in spk.

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That’s a deal braker for me as from DSM 6.2 it seems modules will be signed. Don't want to start compiling modules. I might have to change my plans and use a tuner dongle compatible with my nvidia shield tv.

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The WINTV DUAL DVB-T TUNER 1172 / 01407 Tuner is also a DVB-T2 tuner but sill pricy....grrr always something not right. The good thing is that it is compatible with with DSM 3615xs out of the box and with my Nvidia Shield TV.

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19 hours ago, Polanskiman said:

That’s a deal braker for me as from DSM 6.2 it seems modules will be signed. Don't want to start compiling modules. I might have to change my plans and use a tuner dongle compatible with my nvidia shield tv.

Yes, it will be interesting to see what is their plan with that. Especially with this note in 6.2 beta

Known Issues & Limitations

    .....
    Starting from DSM 6.2, the USB device drivers, including printers, cloud printers, DAC/speakers, Wi-Fi dongles, DTV dongles, LTE dongles, and Bluetooth dongles, will no longer be updated.
    .....

 

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Just now, seba said:

Yes, it will be interesting to see what is their plan with that. Especially with this note in 6.2 beta


Known Issues & Limitations

    .....
    Starting from DSM 6.2, the USB device drivers, including printers, cloud printers, DAC/speakers, Wi-Fi dongles, DTV dongles, LTE dongles, and Bluetooth dongles, will no longer be updated.
    .....

 

 

Nice. That tells it all. A network tuner seems the way to go then to be future proof.

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