Just posting in case anyone runs into this. I have bunch of various TV sticks and suddenly did I realise that the stick I bought from Sam was inoperational. When Viewed in tvheadend it showed up as just Realtek RTL2832 which can be caused by a number of things.
In reality does the stick have three frontends, Realtek RTL2832 and Sony CXD2837ER for TVB-T and one for DVB-C. The problem was that "Realtek RTL2832 " had been enabled.
The fix was:
- Disable Realtek RTL2832 in the tvh UI
- Pull the stick
- Take a deep breath
- Insert stick
And, volia. All three showed up. Then just enable either of the Sonys depending on if you are a TVB-T or DVB-C person (I am both).
I will probably get a PCI card tuner next year though as the USB tuners have been problematic. Driver issues, connection issues.