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  • Linux compatible, fantastic little device

    posted by onwards on 08/10/2011
    3

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    Tiny little device, good quality tv reception here in New Zealand.

    Contains ITE9135 chip (I opened it up) which has Linux support (see below)

    Cons:

    Remote doesn't work in Linux.

    Included antenna is pretty much useless here in NZ, need to connect to outdoor antenna. I cut cable and soldered on a standard TV socket so could connect to roof antenna cable.

    OtherThoughts:

    To get working in Linux, you'll need to compile the ITE9135 driver. Very good instructions here:

    http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Kworld_UB499-2T

    Other useful information here once you have the drivers working for pre-tuning the channels and getting a channels.conf file for VLC

    http://davidwinter.me/articles/2008/02/08/watching-freeview-dvb-t-tv-with-vlc-player-on-ubuntu/

    Bottomline:

    Good little device with linux support, included antenna useless but can just cut cable and connect to outdoor antenna for good performance.

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