Published 2008-07-16 08:59:21

After a little wait (~ 3 weeks), having asked ASUS to provide me with the source code for the drivers to the DMB-TH Digital TV receiver, I finally got two tarballs of the source code. One step closer to an open source friendly solution to watch Digital TV in China and Hong Kong.

It took a little persuasion to convince the technical support team at ASUS that I was entitled to the source as it was based on GPL code, but once they understood, and had asked their supervisor/ R&D department about it. It was just a matter of waiting for the R&D dept to get time to do it.

I was very impressed with ASUS in general - their tech response times for product support where pretty amazing (usually answering within a few hours). If you have the option of buying ASUS, I can highly recommend their email tech support. Friendly, positive, and responsive.

The driver modifications are all to drivers/media/dvb/*, and consist mostly of 2 new files dealing with the demodulator, and a rather unfortunate hack at db3000mc.c - Basically replacing the core of that file with the routines for the Legend chip. Rather than creating a new file (which looks like it would have been a far better idea).

Anyway, I'm going to try building these changes against a recent kernel, then see if I can sort out the db3000mc mess. If anyone want's to help out, drop me an email and I can send you the files.
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You are cool ;] I have to learn more.
#0 - sf ( Link) on 2008-07-18 14:56:29 Delete Comment
Offer help
Yes, I would like to offer help and try the code as well, but I am not sure what kernel it is support or it could be compiled on...

#1 - Punky ( Link) on 2008-07-24 13:14:40 Delete Comment
I am interested in it.
I am interested in a DMB-TH driver in the current linux-dvb arch but without no related infomation, would you like to send these files and I would be very gald to offer my help.
#2 - Jackey Lv ( Link) on 2008-07-31 00:29:59 Delete Comment
ASUS - giving up
After they released about 3 batches of source code, I realized they appear to have lost or are refusing to release the actual source code for this device.

At present I would not recommend this product, as ASUS are just stonewalling it.
#3 - Alan Knowles ( Link) on 2008-10-02 07:43:16 Delete Comment

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