Pinnacle PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (461e)
PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (461e) is a handy high-end USB stick to receive high definition digital satellite TV. It makes reception of HDTV and SDTV possible via DVB-S2 and DVB-S. It is the successor of the PCTV 460e model that is not for sale any more. Both models are externally the same, but different components are used inside.
- USB interface: Empia EM28178
- Demodulator: Montage M88DS3103
- Tuner: Montage M88TS2022
- LNBR: Allegro A8293
Support has been added to kernel, and is included since 3.14 in all stable kernel releases. 
kernel: em28xx: New device PCTV PCTV 461 @ 480 Mbps (2013:0258, interface 0, class 0) kernel: em28xx: DVB interface 0 found: isoc kernel: em28xx: chip ID is em28178 kernel: em28178 #0: EEPROM ID = 26 00 01 00, EEPROM hash = 0x033c71a0 kernel: em28178 #0: EEPROM info: kernel: em28178 #0: microcode start address = 0x0004, boot configuration = 0x01 kernel: em28178 #0: AC97 audio (5 sample rates) kernel: em28178 #0: 500mA max power kernel: em28178 #0: Table at offset 0x27, strings=0x148c, 0x1874, 0x0a6a kernel: em28178 #0: Identified as PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (461e) (card=92) kernel: em28178 #0: dvb set to isoc mode. kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver em28xx kernel: em28178 #0: Binding DVB extension kernel: i2c i2c-9: a8293: Allegro A8293 SEC attached kernel: DVB: registering new adapter (em28178 #0) kernel: usb 2-1: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (Montage M88DS3103)... kernel: em28178 #0: DVB extension successfully initialized
The demodulator requires a firmware file that must be uploaded by the driver: dvb-demod-m88ds3103.fw
The file is part of OpenELEC dvb-firmware package: download
Target directory: /lib/firmware
IR Remote Control
The IR receiver is detected by the kernel.
kernel: em28178 #0: Registering input extension kernel: Registered IR keymap rc-pinnacle-pctv-hd kernel: input: em28xx IR (em28178 #0) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-1/rc/rc0/input21 kernel: rc0: em28xx IR (em28178 #0) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb2/2-1/rc/rc0 kernel: em28178 #0: Input extension successfully initalized kernel: em28xx: Registered (Em28xx Input Extension) extension