USB TV Tuner /w support for HD ATSC / DVB-T Digital TV (US, Canada, & Europe)

Basic Setup Instructions for use with: Fedora 20

1. Open a terminal and run (Activities > Terminal, enter your password when prompted):

sudo yum install w_scan

2. Scan for channels

If connected to cable in the United States use:

w_scan -c US -f a -A 2 -X > channels.conf

If connected to a terrestrial antenna and in the United States use:

w_scan -c US -f a -A 1 -X > channels.conf

For use in other countries see options below:

-c COUNTRY

See our country code list for a complete list of country codes

-f Frontend type

"a" = ATSC (US/Canada)
"t" = DVB-T (Europe)

-A N

1 = terrestrial (if you use an antenna)
2 = cable

-X

generate zap/czap/xine output instead of VDR channels.conf. For use with me-tv, VLC, and other TV software.

2. Find and run vlc from Activities, or use the terminal:

vlc

3. Open the channels.conf file generated above

For further support please send us an email with your distribution, version, and country. Please specify at what point your at and the problem. If you need simpler directions please let us know.

Additionally please be aware that if your using the built-in antenna you will need to be extremely close to the broadcast. Hooking up an external antenna may improve the results. For users in the United States see antennaweb to find out the type of antenna and what sort of results you might be able to expect from it in your area. If your hooking up to cable please be aware that many cable companies are now encrypting everything. In years past only the premium channels were encrypted.

Notes about the remote:

A remote has been included for future use. A driver for the remote has been developed and tested, however, said support is currently disabled, but will likely be re-enabled in the near future.

Basic Setup Instructions for use with: Linux Mint 13 LTS / Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / Trisquel 6

1. Open a terminal and run (enter your password when prompted):

sudo apt-get install w-scan me-tv

2. Scan for channels

If connected to cable in the United States use:

w_scan -c US -f a -A 2 -X > channels.conf

If connected to a terrestrial antenna and in the United States use:

w_scan -c US -f a -A 1 -X > channels.conf

For use in other countries see options below:

-c COUNTRY

See our country code list for a complete list of country codes

-f Frontend type

"a" = ATSC (US/Canada)
"t" = DVB-T (Europe)

-A N

1 = terrestrial (if you use an antenna)
2 = cable

-X

generate zap/czap/xine output instead of VDR channels.conf. For use with me-tv, VLC, and other TV software.

2. Find and run me-tv from your application menu or the terminal:

me-tv

Note: Those in Europe and anyone utilizing the DVB-T chip (mostly those outside of North America) you need to specify the front end when starting me-tv as the first chip on the TV tuner is ATSC (or otherwise set it in the software/configuration files).

me-tv --devices=/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend1

3. Add your channels

Got to View > Channels > Add

4. Select import a channels.conf and find your channels.conf file
(probably in home folder /home/[your user name])

For further support please send us an email with your distribution, version, and country. Please specify at what point your at and the problem. If you need simpler directions please let us know.

Additionally please be aware that if your using the built-in antenna you will need to be extremely close to the broadcast. Hooking up an external antenna may improve the results. For users in the United States see antennaweb to find out the type of antenna and what sort of results you might be able to expect from it in your area. If your hooking up to cable please be aware that many cable companies are now encrypting everything. In years past only the premium channels were encrypted.

Notes about the remote:

A remote has been included for future use. A driver for the remote has been developed and tested, however, said support is currently disabled, but will likely be re-enabled in the near future.