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The 1seg protocol allows Japanese and Brazilian cellphones to show television.

There are many USB-stick 1seg tuners for sale, to watch TV on PC. Is any of them usable with Ubuntu?

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also known as ワンセグ – Nicolas Raoul Jan 26 '11 at 9:16

1seg is better known as ISDB-T for cellphones, laptops, etc. Therefore, google for ISDB-T USB dongle Ubuntu in order to find available products.

You need to load the smsusb and smusbtv kernel modules (if they do not load automatically) and then use a program to scan for the available channels.

Look at for available products.

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With all my good will, I went through pages and pages of Google results for ISDB-T USB dongle Ubuntu and similar queries, but not a single result answers my question. Thanks for mentioning ISDB-T, though. – Nicolas Raoul Jan 27 '11 at 4:32
Did you find a Linux-compatible dongle on the DX website? There are several, read the customer reviews to find a compatible one. – user4124 Jan 28 '11 at 1:47
Thanks for the tip! I browsed all comments of all ISDB-T devices, and unfortunately none is said to be working with Linux... – Nicolas Raoul Feb 2 '11 at 9:58

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