[ivtv-users] Anyone have a Philips FM1216ME or FM1236 MK5 tuner?

Hans Verkuil hverkuil at xs4all.nl
Sun Oct 15 23:03:13 CEST 2006


On Thursday 12 October 2006 15:35, Loris Caren wrote:
> Anybody with one of these radio tuners will be interested to know
> that they do work without any further input from Hans. They require
> that the correct (video) tuner configuration (38) is set in
> modprobe.conf and then a decent aerial (at least where I am).

Loris,

Thanks for testing! This tuner will be automatically detected starting 
with kernel 2.6.19.

	Hans

>
> On Wednesday 04 October 2006 21:13, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> > On Wednesday 04 October 2006 17:45, Loris Caren wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 04 October 2006 14:55, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> > > > > On Tuesday 03 October 2006 23:09, Hans Verkuil wrote:
> > > > >> Hi all,
> > > > >>
> > > > >> Does anyone have a PVR card that uses the Philips FM1216ME
> > > > >> MK5 or FM1236 MK5 tuner? They appear in newer cards (PVR350
> > > > >> mainly I believe) and I'm adding support for it into the
> > > > >> kernel. As far as I can tell I can reuse the existing MK3
> > > > >> tuner definitions. With one possible exception: FM radio
> > > > >> support.
> > > > >>
> > > > >> I'd like to have someone test radio support with these
> > > > >> tuners to confirm whether I really can reuse the older MK3
> > > > >> tuner definition or not.
> > > > >
> > > > > tveeprom 1-0050: tuner model is Philips FM1216ME MK5 (idx
> > > > > 117, type 4)
> > > > >
> > > > > I reckon I've got one here in the UK in a recent purchase
> > > > > PVR350. I'm willing to help, but I should warn you, I've
> > > > > still not found my way to a working system yet - I've got as
> > > > > far as getting a fuzzy picture from the tuner after adding
> > > > > ivtv options tuner=1. Currently when I try for sound from
> > > > > mplayer I get dropped frames. I'm using an FC5 platform
> > > > > (2.6.17 kernel)
> > > >
> > > > Use option tuner=38. That selects the MK3 tuner definition,
> > > > which is almost 100% identical to the MK5. The only question
> > > > that I have is whether the FM radio works. It might be
> > > > necessary to change the kernel to support that part.
> > >
> > > ivtv-radio -vs ran through a series of frequencies up to 107.00
> > > with output like 92.00 147000 8192. I don't really know what it
> > > should do. Twice, doing this has locked up the system dead with
> > > the only thing that worked thereafter a reset (button).  This
> > > rather unpleasant effect is intermittent. What logs would you
> > > like?
> > >
> > > ivtv-radio -f 92.7 (known UK frequency) produces a buzzing sound.
> > > Same sound is produced when tuning off frequency.
> >
> > Hmm, that's looks very much like the radio isn't working. To prove
> > this I hope you are able to build a new kernel. A single simple
> > change is needed in the source drivers/media/video/tuner-simple.c.
> > Look for the function default_set_radio_freq, then look for this
> > piece of code:
> >
> >         case TUNER_PHILIPS_FM1216ME_MK3:
> >         case TUNER_PHILIPS_FM1236_MK3:
> >         case TUNER_PHILIPS_FMD1216ME_MK3:
> >                 buffer[3] = 0x19;
> >                 break;
> >
> > Now replace '0x19' with '0x09'. That's it.
> >
> > If running ivtv-radio -f 92.7 now is tuned properly, then this will
> > mean that I need to do more work to have the MK5 tuner work
> > correctly.
>
> Thanks Hans, with the correct tuner specified I find that a kernel
> patch is not required, sorry to have caused confusion.



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