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Old 04-05-2008, 01:56 PM   #1
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How to set up and use terratec cinergy hybrid T usb xs fm device (0ccd:0072)


Hi,

I had some troubles setting up and using the Terratec Cinergy hybrid T usb xs fm device (lsusb: 0ccd:0072) so just to share with the community this little how to. My system is Ubuntu 7.10.

The device is an tv card (usb) that offers dvb-t (digitenne in Nederland), analogue tv and analogue fm radio.

1. Installing the driver:
Markus Rechberger and him team have done an excellent job in boulding and documenting the driver. A very good how to can be found here: http://mcentral.de/wiki/index.php5/Installation_Guide

A few extra remarks:
- the document is mentions pinnacle device but also works for the terratec
- the how to starts with removing quite a few directories. Markus says this is a save way to go but I used a little causion and common sense here.
- normally the linux-headers are enough to compile your stuff. You normally don't need the full kernel source. However the dvb-core headers were not in the headers I had on my system so I nevertheless had to install the full source. I don;t quite understand this.

2. Test the install and do a frequency scan

Install dvb-utils:

sudo apt-get install dvb-utils

Now you need to scan the air for the channels. To do so you need a initial set up file for the location you are. For the amsterdam area (where I live) two of these files are available but none of them were complete in my dvb-utils package. So I had to download the most recent dvb-apps (from http://linuxtv.org/hg/). Unzip and then in util/scan/dvb-t/ I found the nl-All file. Place this somewhere on you system (/usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/ would be the logical location).

Now use this file to scan your frequencies:

scan /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-t/nl-All > channels.conf

This should give you file of all available channels.

3. Watch tv!

There are many frontend that you can use to watch tv (mplayer, kaffeine, vlc?) but I liked gxine best (that is easy to use, no command line stuff, etc):

sudo apt-get install gxine

Copy the channels.conf file from the previous step to ~/.xine.

Then start gxine and choose 'file - dvb'. That's its! Use page-up/page-down to switch channels.

You can remove all encrypted channels from your .xine/channells.conf so you don't have to browse then usign pgup/down.

To do/find out:
- how to watch analogue tv/fm-radio
- how to use the remote control
- how to de-crypt the encrypted/scrambled channels
- how to show 'teletekst' and the programm guide (epg)

I'll keep you posted if I found out more.

Hope this is of any help for you.



Start gxine


Driver for 0ccd:0072 terratec cinergy hybrid T usb xs fm
 
Old 06-08-2008, 07:10 AM   #2
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Here is a good howto for vlc:

http://davidwinter.me.uk/articles/20...yer-on-ubuntu/
 
Old 06-08-2008, 07:41 AM   #3
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But maybe the best is kaffeine. Run:

kaffeine DVB

And then in the menu do 'DVB - Channels'.

Here you will have a nice gui to scan and select your channels.

EPG will also work within kaffeine.

Within Kaffeine these remote-control buttons work: volume-up/down, mute, channel-selectors 1-9. Channel-up/down does not works for me yet.

You can 'train' you ubuntu-install to listen to your remote via your desktop-preferences (keyboard shortcuts).

Last edited by ronaldv; 06-09-2008 at 07:46 AM.
 
Old 06-24-2008, 01:30 PM   #4
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I think I forgot to mention in the above that in order to compile you must create a sym-link like this:

ln -s /usr/src/linux /lib/modules/2.6.22-15-generic/source
 
Old 08-01-2008, 03:55 AM   #5
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Firmware

Hello Ronaldv,
I've just bough the same device, ID 0ccd:0072 TerraTec Electronic GmbH
and I'm runnung Ubuntu 8.04 (2.6.24-16-generic), and I'm ready to start the device installation following your tips.
My question is the following:
witch firwmware did you use ?
I know there are 4 diffrent type, but in the description I was not able to find out the right one for my device.
Thanks in advance
Best Regards
Eld

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Old 08-04-2008, 03:15 AM   #6
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Hi Eld,

where did you find 4 firmware-versions?

Ronald
 
Old 08-04-2008, 05:01 AM   #7
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Hello Ronaldv,
thanks for your reply.
I've followed all the guide I've found out on the net in order to get this device working, with no success.

This night I'll try to "grab" the firmware to the win emBDA64.sys file.

Here is where I've downloaded the firmware :

http://konstantin.filtschew.de/v4l-firmware/

and here :

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/em28xx#head-...220db61b2cae44

These devices require firmware_v3:

*

HVR 900 B2C0(sticker on the dev.)
*

HVR 900 A1C0
*

Terratec Cinergy Hybrid T XS
*

Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro
*

Pinnacle PCTV Hybrid Pro Stick (320e) (USB ID=eb1a:2881)

So, I would like to know what did you do to allow this device working
Best Regards
Eld
 
Old 08-04-2008, 05:26 AM   #8
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Hi Eld,

forget the docs that you have found on the urls that you mention.

Simply follow the readme http://mcentral.de/wiki/index.php5/Installation_Guide and you'll find that you don't need any firmware (at least in Ubuntu 7.10).

Ronald
 
Old 08-04-2008, 07:16 AM   #9
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Thanks RonaldV,
I'll do it as soon as I'll be back at home.
I've done a new Hardy_8.04 x386 installation, for testing, in a saparete hd.
Right now I'm running the AMD64 version, I do not know if this will be a problem, but I think I'll discover soon

Regards
Eld
 
Old 08-05-2008, 03:48 PM   #10
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Finally it works, and it works great !!

Thanks to Markus for the hardy .deb package :

A small howto again:
run "cat /proc/version"
Linux version 2.6.24-19-generic (buildd@king) (gcc version 4.2.3
(Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)) #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 21:01:46 UTC 2008

this shows up -generic behind the kernel version number, match this
string with the available empia packages:

i386/32bit:
http://mcentral.de/empia/20080804/em...386-latest.deb
http://mcentral.de/empia/20080804/em...386-latest.deb

amd64:
http://mcentral.de/empia/20080804/em...d64-latest.deb

note you're welcome to link this packages on your website or in
tutorials, those links are symlinks to the actual driver packages on
the webserver, and will be linked to the latest available version.

Markus


Just run it, then

sudo modprobe em28xx
sudo modprobe em28xx-dvb

and ....

watch your TV ... easy like this :P

Regards
Eld
 
Old 08-06-2008, 11:10 AM   #11
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digital ok
analog no audio
Now I'm working to fix the analog video audio problem and to configure the IR controller.
Bye Bye
Eld
 
Old 01-07-2009, 01:54 PM   #12
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For Ubuntu 8.10 Ibex see this:

http://mcentral.de/wiki/index.php5/Em2880#Installation
 
Old 12-08-2009, 12:00 PM   #13
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Hi Ronaldv et al,

I'd like to install the Cinergy Hybrid T USB XS FM as well - and I found your suggestions on the web. Unfortenately the website mcentral.de of mr Rechberger does not exist anymore.

Can anybody please help providing the proper software for ubuntu? I'm using unbuntu 9.10. (I tried installing the .bin software at terratec's website, but I think that's tailored for the eepc - as it gave an error)

Another question: has anybody tried the Mythbuntu software? (that will be my next step)

Thank you in advance for your help (!)

mfeijen
 
Old 12-10-2009, 01:58 PM   #14
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Hi,

yes mcentral.de has abandoned the support for this device. However....

on this page http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/terratec_cinergy_xs a new and proper tutorial is posted. The bad news is, it's in french. Vous parlez francais? Well unix-lingo is universal!

On this page one can see that the latest drivers can be found here: http://www.imaginux.com/ccount/click.php?id=100

Hope this helps. In case you really need to have some clarification on the french, let me know!
 
Old 12-14-2009, 12:04 PM   #15
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thank you for that Ronald (!).

My french is not that great, but i'll try.

kind regards
Maurice
 
  


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