Extension DTV Board - Questions (about DVB-S2/Tvheadend)

I am looking to build a TV server for my parents (they know how to use Kodi). I want to stream DVB-S2 via TVheadend.

I’ve been reading around a bit, looks like the DVB board has support when you use a certain android version.

What about linux? Is there a linux build that has support for the DVB Chipset? Has anybody got TVheadend running on it and supporting/receiving FTA DVB-S2 streams?

Thanks for your time!

Hello, I_like_Jelly!

I did find the driver here https://github.com/avlogic/AVL6862. That’s the source of the driver. Uncompiled, pure C/C++ language driver.

Unfortunately, I don’t have the knowledge on how to install it - maybe you can have a go at it.

On the other hand, if you look over the discussions here: http://forum.khadas.com/t/dvb-dtv-extension-board-for-vim2-vtv/880, you can see that they speak about an LibreELEC distribution that supports the driver above. I also posted a similar request there.

Hopefully somebody can give us a nudge in the right direction.

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I cant install it because I dont have the board (Khadas Vim OR the DVB board). My purchase of it hinges on that idea, that I could use it on a linux system.

I only tested the DTV Board in Android Nougat environment, by flashing the VIM2 with the VIM2_Nougat_vTV_V171024 firmware and I only tested the DVB-C. It didn’t find all the channels that my TV does - only found 13 channels out of aprox 120.

For DVB-S2 testing, I found a video on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zyNafoA2zl0 regarding it - it is in russian but the guy seems to be pretty happy with the purchase.

Ah cheers, thanks for the link.

I think I might be better off getting a USB reciever like a DVBsky S960 or something.

Hi Dyaus,

Does the vim2 deinterlace 1080i dvb-c streams in android?


Hello, basco!

If you do have the VIM2 + VTV extension it can display the 1080i channels…if the tuner manages to get the channel. Out of the aprox 130 DVB-C channels that my TV gets, I only got 13 channels on my VIM2+VTV under android.

That’s why I’m waiting for an Ubuntu VTV driver or more details on how to use the VTV under LibreELEC. I think that under other OS-es the VTV will behave differently.

But, like I said…it did manage to find and display correctly 1080i channels.

Hope it helps!