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NAME

       dvb-fe-tool - DVBv5 tool for frontend settings inspect/change

SYNOPSIS

       dvb-fe-tool [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

       dvbv5-fe-tool  is  a  command  line  tool  for  digital TV services that is compliant with
       version 5 of the DVB API, and backward compatible with the older v3 DVB API.

       dvb-fe-tool is a tool to inspect and change the tuning parameters directly at the  Digital
       TV frontend. If called without any parameter, it will show the device capabilities.

OPTIONS

       The following options are valid:

       -3, --dvbv3
              Use DVBv3 only

       -a, --adapter=ADAPTER
              Digital TV adapter to use. Default: 0.

       -A, --acoustical
              beeps  if  signal  quality  is  good.  Also  enables femon mode. Please notice that
              console beep should be enabled on your wm.

       -d, --set-delsys=PARAMS
              Sets delivery system to the one specified at PARAMS. use help to show all supported
              delivery systems.

       -f, --frontend=FRONTEND
              Digital TV frontend to use. Default: 0.

       -g, --get
              Gets frontend parameters.

       -m, --femon
              Monitors  the  frontend  locking status and the available statistics for a frontend
              that it is already being streaming via some  other  application.   This  opens  the
              frontend on read-only mode.

       -v, --verbose
              Enables debug messages.

       -?, --help
              Outputs the usage help.

       --usage
              Gives a short usage message.

       -V, --version
              Prints program version.

EXIT STATUS

       On success, it returns 0.

EXAMPLES

   Showing device capabilities
       This  is  the  default  behavior.  It will open the frontend and show what capabilities it
       supports and what's the version of the DVB API.

       $ dvb-fe-tool
       Device DRXK DVB-C DVB-T (/dev/dvb/adapter0/frontend0) capabilities:
            CAN_FEC_1_2
            CAN_FEC_2_3
            CAN_FEC_3_4
            CAN_FEC_5_6
            CAN_FEC_7_8
            CAN_FEC_AUTO
            CAN_GUARD_INTERVAL_AUTO
            CAN_HIERARCHY_AUTO
            CAN_INVERSION_AUTO
            CAN_MUTE_TS
            CAN_QAM_16
            CAN_QAM_32
            CAN_QAM_64
            CAN_QAM_128
            CAN_QAM_256
            CAN_RECOVER
            CAN_TRANSMISSION_MODE_AUTO
       DVB API Version 5.10, Current v5 delivery system: DVBC/ANNEX_A
       Supported delivery systems:
           [DVBC/ANNEX_A]
            DVBC/ANNEX_C
            DVBT

   Setting the delivery system
       Some devices (like the above example)  supports  multiple  delivery  systems.   Older  DVB
       applications  might not be able to switch from one delivery system to another one, as this
       feature were added only on DVB API version 5.5.

       This feature allows one to use those legacy applications.

       $ dvb-fe-tool -d dvbc/annex_c
       Changing delivery system to: DVBC/ANNEX_C

   Getting the current frontend settings
       The tool can also be used to get the current settings. In this  case,  it  will  open  the
       frontend  at  read-only  mode,  allowing  it  to  be  called  while  some other digital TV
       application is running.

       $ dvb-fe-tool -g
       FREQUENCY = 573000000
       MODULATION = QAM/256
       INVERSION = AUTO
       SYMBOL_RATE = 5217000
       INNER_FEC = NONE
       DELIVERY_SYSTEM = DVBC/ANNEX_A

   Monitoring the frontend
       The dvb-fe-tool can also be used to monitor a DVB frontend statistics without touching  on
       the  device, using the --femon (or -m) parameter.  The typical usage is to be able to read
       the statistics while some other DVB program or application is in use.

       On this mode, it will keep printing the frontend statistics on  every  second,  until  the
       program is aborted with CTRL-C:

       For example, while dvbv5-zap is tuning some channel, it will produce:

       $ dvb-fe-tool --femon
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.40dB UCB= 370 postBER= 28.0x10^-6 PER= 0
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.80dB UCB= 370 postBER= 25.3x10^-6 PER= 0
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.30dB UCB= 370 postBER= 25.7x10^-6 PER= 0
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.30dB UCB= 370 postBER= 28.4x10^-6 PER= 0
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.50dB UCB= 370 postBER= 26.5x10^-6 PER= 0
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.50dB UCB= 370 postBER= 26.9x10^-6 PER= 0
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.20dB UCB= 370 postBER= 28.6x10^-6 PER= 0
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.70dB UCB= 370 postBER= 26.7x10^-6 PER= 0
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.80dB UCB= 370 postBER= 23.3x10^-6 PER= 0
       Lock   (0x1f) Quality= Good Signal= 100.00% C/N= 36.50dB UCB= 370 postBER= 26.7x10^-6 PER= 0

       If  the  standard error device is the console, the messages will be colored according with
       the signal quality.

       The presented statistics types and unities will depend  on  the  ones  that  the  hardware
       you're using support. So, it may vary from hardware to hardware.

       On  this  mode, it also supports to output an audible signal if the quality is good, using
       the '-A' parameter.

       Please notice that, on modern Linux systems, the system audio should be  enabled  at  your
       window manager and the audio theme should be set to produce an audio when BELL (character)
       is sent to the terminal.

   NOTE:
       C/N on the above stats means Carrier to Noise ratio. This is the  Signal  to  Noise  ratio
       measured at the pilot carrier or just the Signal to Noise ratio for modulation types where
       just one carrier is used, like DVB-C or DVB-S.

BUGS

       Report bugs to Linux Media Mailing List <linux-media@vger.kernel.org>

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (c) 2011-2014 by Mauro Carvalho Chehab.

       License GPLv2: GNU GPL version 2 <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
       This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.  There is NO  WARRANTY,
       to the extent permitted by law.