[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick

Erik Meitner erik at wanderings.us
Thu Nov 23 05:55:26 CET 2006


I am certainly willing to be a tester.

Markus Rechberger wrote:
> Michael, a tester for the driver you have ;-)
> 
> We have a driver for this, but not released yet.. I'm not sure how the
> quality will be either
> 
> these em28xx devices should be around in US:
> 
> 1. Hauppauge  -em2883 (NTSC(tvp5150)/ATSC(lgdt3303)/extra
> usbaudio(ep 0x83))
> 2. Pinnacle  - em2883 (NTSC(tvp5150)/ATSC(lgdt3303)
> 3. elgato  -  em2883 (NTSC(tvp5150)/ATSC(Samsung)
> 
> cheers,
> Markus
> 
> On 11/21/06, Erik Meitner <emeitner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Markus Rechberger wrote:
>> > On 11/17/06, Erik Meitner <emeitner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >> I have a Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick that I hoped would work with the
>> >> current
>> >> drivers. My initial investigation and work shows that, although it is
>> >> not
>> >> currently plug-n-play, it is similar enough to supported hardware
>> >> that it
>> >> may require little work.
>> >>
>> >> USB ID: 2304:0227.
>> >> Device identifies itself as a "PCTV 800e".
>> >> It appears to be based on an em2870.
>> >> Has an MT2060 tuner.
>> >> Output of lsusb is attached.
>> >
>> > Seems like I skipped this part in mind when I wrote the first 2 emails.
>> >
>> > Could you open your device and write down the ICs which are used?
>> > The MT2060 is a tuner
>> > the em2870 is a USB DTV Bridge (without analogue TV support)
>> > The dtv demodulator is a ???
>> >
>> > I read that this is a Hybrid NTSC/ATSC stick ...
>> > The Product Specs says fully compatible with NTSC, PAL, SECAM, DAVIC,
>> > DVB-C, DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 ..
>> >
>> > The link you sent on the other side says it's a hybrid device.
>> >
>> > Please clear this up what it is for real.
>> >
>> > Markus
>> >
>> The USB stick consists of two boards: one with the USB and A/V
>> connectors, the other with the RF connector. The two boards are
>> joined(soldered) together with two 7 pin headers, one on each side of
>> the board. I am unwilling to unsolder the pins and risk damaging the
>> device, so whatever is inside the "sandwich" is still unknown.
>>
>> Chips visible:
>>     Frontend: lgdt3303
>>     Tuner: xc3028ACQ
>>     There is also a CPLD: lc4032v
>>
>> First, I'll be putting collected information here:
>> http://erik.wanderings.us/pub/PCTVHDPro/
>>
>> Currently I have some usbsnoop logs, devices images, lsusb output, and
>> the inf file.
>>
>>
>>
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