I’m looking to buy a cheap USB dongle for watching DVB-T. I’m planning to use it with Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+ running OSMC. Unfortunately, I cannot find many options to get a hold of such in my country - most websites don’t bother to list a brand/model on their product pages, and just say that it includes a CD with drivers (supposedly for Windows), so I cannot check on LinuxTV whether they are supported.
However, some do say that the USB dongle they’re selling is based on RTL2832U, which, as can be seen here, is supported on Linux. Hence, my questions:
Does “based on RTL2832U” mean it is guaranteed to work in OSMC (or any other Linux with recent kernel)?
If so, would it work out-of-the-box, or would it require me to do something specific for the specific “brand”?
If that is the case, would something like this make such a device work? I haven’t played around with drivers, but this looks like an easy patch to do.
I don’t know about any plans for T2 and I doubt that would happen soon. However, this reminds me of another questions I had: Does a DVB-T2 device also capture DVB-T signals? Or it has to be specifically marked to support T and T2?