I have bought an Astrometa DVB-T2 Tuner (Astrometa DVB-T2 - LinuxTVWiki). It is most likely the 2018 revision, since I can see the following chips inside:
I'm using a Raspberry Pi 3 with LibreELEC (Leia) 9.2.0.
I've connected my tuner, but on TvHeadend I'm only able to see the DVB-T tuner, as shown on image below:
I tried looking at dmesg, but I was not able to see any references to the D2837ER chip: http://ix.io/26in
After some online reading, I've seen some comments advising to try enabling DVB drivers from the latest kernel (media_build). So I did this change, like seen below:
After reboot, TvheadEnd still doesn't show the DVB-C tuner. However there is some progress, since I can see refereneces to D2837ER by looking at dmesg: http://ix.io/26jh
By looking at the table on Astrometa DVB-T2 - LinuxTVWiki, specifically at the 2018 revision, I can see that on the Supported line it states "most likely since 5.0". Also, on this post Astrometa DVB-T2 SONY cxd2837er not listed in TV Adapters the user seems to have the exact same issue and at the end he states: "SOLVED: upgraded to Kernel 5 and now is working".
So for me this raises the following questions:
- Do I really need the kernel 5 in order to use this tuner (since with the latest drivers it seems to, at least, be recognized and loaded)?
- Will LibreElec be updated to use kernel 5 any time soon?
- Will that kernel bump be available on Raspberry Pi 3 compatible images?
Any clue is mostly welcomed.
Thanks in advance!