Sabrent TV-PCIRC

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Introduction

This page is specific to the:

Sabrent PCI TV Tuner Card 7130
TV-PCIRC01061000290
UPC 1 88218 00082 8
Item Code: TV-PCIRC

If you have a different model of Sabrent TV-PCIRC card - well, good luck. They rebadged pretty much anyone's overstock tuner card, so buyer beware.

The 'MPEG4' feature advertized on the box is software only. There is no hardware MPEG support on the device.

I just want it to work under Linux!

Use the audio-pass through cable. The remote control (mostly) works, and the card tunes NTSC.

Try one of the following:

modprobe saa7134 card=28 tuner=2 # (maybe tuner=32 for PAL?)

modprobe saa7134 card=67 tuner=2 # (maybe tuner=32 for PAL?)

Things on The Card

Encoder/PCI Bridge

Clearly labelled, it's a Philips SAA7130HL.

Tuner

If you peel away (carefully!) the OEM label, the 'tin can' tuner has a sticker that says:

  SAMSUNG
TCPN9082DC270(T)
- - - - - - - -
030527    AIO

The tuner is on i2C bus address 0x60 (which is a pretty standard place for the tuner to be)

Crystals

One 4.000 and one 32.110

The Mystery IR Chip

18-pin package, label removed.

Some sort of IR decoder.

Remote Control

Oddly enough, the remote control keymap is almost like the sedna keymap, but not quite:

Key Key Label
0x00 0
0x01 1
0x02 2
0x03 3
0x04 4
0x05 5
0x06 6
0x07 7
0x08 8
0x09 9
0x0a Recall
0x0b Channel
0x0c Volume
0x0d Stereo
0x0e Stop
0x0f Prev
0x10 Mode
0x11 Source
0x12 Power
0x13 Mute
0x15 Channel -
0x16 Ok
0x17 Plus ( 100)
0x18 Volume -
0x19 Snapshot
0x1a Next
0x1b TS (Closed Captioning?)
0x1c Radio
0x1d Record
0x1e Pause

Where the Pins Go

SAA7130HL

Pin Symbol Direction Connects to...
56 GPIO23 Input Resistor Pads R20/R23 (Unused)
57 GPIO22/TS_LOCK Input Resistor Pads R19/R22 (Unused)
58 GPIO21/TS_S_D Input Resistor Pads R18/R21 (Unused)
59 GPIO20/TS_CLK NC
60 GPIO19/TS_SOP NC
61 GPIO18 Input Resistor Pad R72 (Unused)
67 GPIO17 NC
68 GPIO16 Input Resistor Pad R24 (Unused)
69 GPIO15 Input IR Chip Pin #17
70 GPIO14 Input IR Chip Pin #13
71 GPIO13 Input IR Chip Pin #12
72 GPIO12 Input IR Chip Pin #11
75 GPIO11 Input IR Chip Pin #10
76 GPIO10 Input IR Chip Pin #9
77 GPIO9 Input IR Chip Pin #8
78 GPIO8 Input IR Chip Pin #7
79 GPIO7 NC
80 GPIO6 NC
81 GPIO5 NC
82 GPIO4 NC
83 GPIO3 Input Resistor Pad R52/R53 (Unused)
84 GPIO2 NC
85 GPIO1 NC
86 GPIO0 NC
87 GPIO27 NC
88 GPIO26 NC
89 GPIO25 NC
90 SCL Bi Tuner Can I2C Clock
91 SDA Bi Tuner Can I2C Data
94 LEFT2 A.In Tuner Can Audio Out
96 LEFT1 A.In External Audio In
98 RIGHT1 A.In External Audio In
100 RIGHT2 A.In Tuner Can Audio Out
103 OUT_RIGHT A.Out Audio Output Jack
104 OUT_LEFT A.Out Audio Output Jack
109 CV2_C V.In Tuner Can Video Out

Mystery IR Chip

Pin Symbol(?) Connects to...
1 NC
2 NC
3 NC
4 IR IR Sensor
5 GND Ground
6 IR IR Sensor (VCC?)
7 DATA0 SAA7130HL GPIO8
8 DATA1 SAA7130HL GPIO9
9 DATA2 SAA7130HL GPIO10
10 DATA3 SAA7130HL GPIO11
11 DATA4 SAA7130HL GPIO12
12 DATA5 SAA7130HL GPIO13
13 KEY_UP_1 SAA7130HL GPIO14
14  ? VCC? GND?
15 XTAL1 4.000 Crystal
16 XTAL2 4.000 Crystal
17 KEY_UP_2 SAA7130HL GPIO15
18 NC