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I'm not 100% sure whether this is the right site to ask, but I'll give it a shot.

I have a Raspberry Pi with OSMC (f.k.a. RaspBMC, based on Raspbian) and Pi-Hole on it and it has been working perfectly for a long time. Now I bought a DVB-C/T/T2 TV tuner (PCTV tripleStick 292e) which claims to work with Linux [1] [2] because I want to run Tvheadend. I put the stick in my Pi, but Tvheadend just detected a DVB-T device (which is useless in my case - I need DVB-C). I downloaded various firmware files and put them into /lib/firmware, but that didn't change anything despite the firmware files being used. I spent hours trying to get DVB-C to work, but I failed.

Then I created another SD card with OpenELEC on it, installed Tvheadend, and checked the web UI. The stick was detected as two devices, DVB-T and DVB-C. That's what I expected from various videos I found. In general, I don't mind changing from OSMC to OpenELEC, but the problem is that I can't install Pi-Hole on an OpenELEC device because OpenELEC is so minimalistic that it doesn't event have a package manager. Unfortunately, it's the only Pi OS I know that works with my DVB-C stick.

So does anyone have an idea how I can get my stick with OSMC/Raspbian to work? Or as an alternative: is it possible to combine Kodi, Tvheadend and Pi-Hole using another distribution, so it can be used as a media player "with extras" in the living room?

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