Getting Hama Nano DVB-T Stick to work

I initially bought it because i wanted to play around with software defined radio on the cheap [1] but haven’t had the time. As this thingy is originally an DVB-T stick i wanted to try this out first. As it contains a fairly common RTL2832U chip, it shouldn’t be that much of a problem. It turns out it is ...

This Pseudo-script running under Arch Linux.

install and configure the Hama Nano DVB-T Stick

yaourt -S dvb-usb-rtl2832u-openpli
modprobe dvb_usb_rtl2832u
pacman -S linuxtv-dvb-apps
#find a good place for the antenna
scan /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t/de-Berlin | tee ~/.mplayer/channels.conf

# you can also use the most current sender file from :
# wget -O de-Berlin
# scan de-Berlin | ~/.mplayer/channels.conf

mplayer "dvb://Das Erste"

If you do not live in Berlin(duh), have a look through /usr/share/dvb/dvb-t folder or have a look at for more accurate results.