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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 2
  • Usefulness: 4
Linux compatible, fantastic little device – DVB-T Digital TV USB 2.0 Dongle with Remote Controller & Antenna Reviews

posted by onwards on 08/10/2011 Certified Owner

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.
Other:
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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