ATI TV Wonder 600 USB on Woot today

In case any of you were looking to try out digital TV under Linux, woot has the ATI TV Wonder 600 USB for $19.95.

It’s a good entry level tuner I added Linux support for last year. It doesn’t have an MPEG encoder and cannot do ClearQAM, but works great for over-the-air ATSC and analog (and includes a remote control that works out-of-the-box).

8 thoughts on “ATI TV Wonder 600 USB on Woot today

  1. I bought this but can’t get it working on Ubuntu 9.10 with MythTV.
    First I got:
    xc2028 0-0061: Error: firmware xc3028L-v36.fw not found.

    I found that fw somewhere and now I can get a picture but it’s showing 2 copies of the image, one above the other, with lots of flickering. Any idea what the correct capture card and profiles are meant to be for this thing? Do I need a newer version than 9.10 comes with?

    • Yes, the firmware is required for the board to work.

      Regarding the picture, what application are you using? You probably have the video standard improperly configured in your application, so you are getting an interlaced image and your application is rendering it improperly. If you email me a screenshot to dheitmueller at, I can confirm.


  2. I want to use the TV Wonder 600 with an Atom + nVidia ION board, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to get everything working under Linux (because I don’t know what I’m doing). I’d like to have Windows 7 as a backup, so upgrading the firmware scares me a bit. Is there a way to go back to the factory firmware?


    • Hello Robert,

      The firmware for the ATI TV Wonder 600 is loaded at device driver initialization, and is not stored in any permanent storage on the tuner device (such as ROM). If you decide to revert back to Windows, no permanent changes are being made to the device.

      In other words, you are never “upgrading the firmware”. You are only loading the same firmware into the device that Windows normally loads whenever the driver starts up.


  3. Hi all,

    I got the ATI Wonder 600 as well and all works fine apart from the supplied remote. I tested it under Win7 MCE and it works flawless there. Any chance on getting it to work with MythTv (latest 10.x version). So far I only managed to have the up, down, left, right and home button work…

    Thanks a lot

    • Hi Andy,

      The problem isn’t the remote control – it is properly supported. The problem is with MythTV’s support for inputdev based devices in general. You need to talk to them about it (I would suggest you raise your question on the #mythtv-users mailing list or IRC channel).



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