[Plugin] DVB-Driver


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1 hour ago, ich777 said:

First of all I would recommend that you upgrade to 6.10.3 and that you actually use the LibreELEC package.


Please send the Diagnostics again after you've switched over and rebooted.

Hey Ich777 thanks for your help so far, hoping to get this going, I was on 6.10.3 previously but tried rolling back to previous version to see if it made a difference but it hasnt, upgraded back to 6.10.3 and Diag is attached




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12 minutes ago, bbotto90 said:

Output attached, dvb doesnt exist, it is seen in system devices which is a start.

I did my research on the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1975 now and it is a complete mess... :D

This is the device we are talking about or am I wrong: Click

This tuner isn't even listed on the LinuxTV Wiki here for Hauppauge.


The Hauppauge site even mentions that there is a driver here but if you click the link the site is actually not reachable.


From what I see in the syslog your Tuner is recognized but somehow not fully working from what I saw from the outptut from "ls -la /dev/dvb":

Jun 24 17:48:07 DELL-UNRAID kernel: videodev: Linux video capture interface: v2.00
Jun 24 17:48:07 DELL-UNRAID kernel: pvrusb2: Hardware description: WinTV HVR-1975 Model 160000
Jun 24 17:48:07 DELL-UNRAID kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver pvrusb2
Jun 24 17:48:07 DELL-UNRAID kernel: pvrusb2: V4L in-tree version:Hauppauge WinTV-PVR-USB2 MPEG2 Encoder/Tuner
Jun 24 17:48:07 DELL-UNRAID kernel: pvrusb2: Debug mask is 31 (0x1f)


Please send the output from:

ls -la /dev/video*


I really can't tell if we can get this to work with Plex... Even if it works I don't think that Plex will accept it because it isn't listed on the compatible adapters here.

Plex is really "strange" when it comes to DVB and it is always better to use something like TVHeadend in combination with a bridge software to forward DVB to Plex (see recommended post on top of this thread).

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49 minutes ago, bbotto90 said:

if we got the linux drivers is it possible to get the 1975 Haupauge working or is it a waste of time?

TBH I really don't know if it is worth the time since this device on Linux seems a little convoluted, especially the drivers...


If you are able and willing to buy another card I would recommend to buy something that is PCIe based if you have a free slot.

Don't know what's available where you are located but my go to choice for the high end is DigitalDevices, mid range would be TBS and on the lower end DVBSky.


But I have to say that only the price means high, mid and low range. The tuners work all perfectly fine, I run 2 DigitalDevices cards in my main server, a DVBSky and a TBS card in my test server and they work all flawlessly with TVHeadend.

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Yeah thats my thoughts too, i have the unit recognised in a VM on Unraid running Win10, Passed Thru the TV Tuner,

Seems to Pick it up and will see if it picks up any channels.... thanks for your help, when i manage to save up some more coin ill buy a PCI Ex Card if i have a spare slot.





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47 minutes ago, bbotto90 said:

Whats the Next Step to getting it setup correctly for Plex to see it?

I‘m not really a Plex Pro so I would suggest that you first set up TVHeadend and then use a bridge app for Plex like in the recommended post from @alturismo on top.


Or you could also try to add the device /dev/dvb to the Docker template from Plex, but I‘m not too sure if that will work OOB with your card.

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