395U DVB-T USB 2.0

  8 years ago
  kWorld (USB DVB-T)
  Mint (older version)
  Works perfectly
What works:

Everything works fine after installing DVB related firmware, when using Linux mint, you should be offered to install it via the "additional drivers" application.

The device also has a built in IR reciever (for remote controls) however i have not needed to try it as of yet, and hasn't been tested here.

What doesn't work:

The included software/driver shipped with the device itself... obviously it is for windows only.

I personally have not tried running their TV guide/player through wine, because it seems pointless to me. However it may possibly work.

What was done to make it work:

Installed a more recent version of 'w-scan' which has support for creating a VLC compatible playlist. (old version exists in the repo, and doesn't have VLC playlist creation)

Here's what i used to install the up to date version:
$ wget http://wirbel.htpc-forum.de/w_scan/w_scan-20111011.tar.bz2
$ tar -xvf w_scan-20111011.tar.bz2
$ cd w_scan-20111011
$ ./configure
$ make && sudo make install

Ran the command:
w_scan -c GB -L

Put the xml output into a file named 'channels.xspf'

Opened the playlist file in VLC, and now able to select all detected channels from the playlist menu.

There is probably an easier way to scan/watch channels, but it seems i have not found it yet.

Additional notes:

The hardware depends on the firmware: dvb-usb-af9015.fw
It also loads the kernel module named dvb_usb_af9015.