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AverMedia AVerTV Volar Black HD A850 (USB, DVB-T)

Multimedia AVerMedia, AverTV, DVB-T, TV, USB

AverMedia AVerTV Volar Black HD A850 (USB, DVB-T)
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Review of Linux Compatibility

The DVB-T USB stick AverMedia AVerTV Volar Black HD A850 has the USB ID 07ca:850a:

Bus 002 Device 002: ID 07ca:850a AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.

The stick is supported under Linux since at least the kernel version 2.6.28 (Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic) by the kernel module dvb_usb_af9015.
A firmware file has to be installed to operate the the. This firmware file is part of the Ubuntu package linux-firmware-nonfree:

sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree

The module loads automatically if the stick is plugged in:

dvb-usb: found a 'AverMedia AVerTV Volar Black HD (A850)' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (AverMedia AVerTV Volar Black HD (A850))
af9013: firmware version:4.65.0
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Afatech AF9013 DVB-T)...

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