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Model number 2001e.
 
Model number 2001e.
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Both tuners built into this USB stick are now fully working with Ubuntu 9.10 (kernel 2.6.31-14, SMP), IR receiver has  not been tested.  You may need to set the module options set as below but using a good USB interface this may not be necessary (see below).  You need a good antenna plugged into '''both''' of the tuner inputs (normal antenna socket at the end, and also into the little coax socket in the side of the USB stick- adapter leads with the tricky little coax connector are available on your favourite auction site).  Issues with both tuners being active seem to have been resolved by avoiding the use of the AMD motherboard USB ports, and plugging the tuner into a separate USB adapter (NEC chipset based, VIA 6212L would likely work as well).
  
This tuner is working with Ubuntu 9.10 (kernel 2.6.31-14, SMP).  You need the module options set as below, and (probably) a good antenna plugged into '''both''' of the tuner inputs (normal antenna socket at the end, and also into the little coax socket in the side of the USB stick- adapter leads with the tricky little coax connector are available on your favourite auction site).  Without the device driver options set as below, tuners may sometimes fail with "I2C write failed" messages in the system message log (''dmesg''), and "tuner failed" message in mythtvSome more info about this at [https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/397696].  It may only be possible to have 1 tuner out of the two working, as the errors seem to happen when both tuners are active.  A single tuner seems to be reliable (3 days and counting as at 20 April 2010).  Confirmed that (at least with Ubuntu 9.10) using the 2nd tuner on the device causes both tuners to fail.
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In Mythtv the tuners are set up to 15000 msec timeouts, approx 1000ms tuning delay, Quick tuning set to Always, and "use for EIT" uncheckedNow that the stick is working properly attached to the new USB ports this may also be unecessary.
  
 
You need to have device driver module options set as follows.  I also have a DVICO card which uses ''dib0700'' driver and there seem to be no bad side-effects to the options being set as below.
 
You need to have device driver module options set as follows.  I also have a DVICO card which uses ''dib0700'' driver and there seem to be no bad side-effects to the options being set as below.
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# options for Pinnacle dual diversity USB stick (2001e). USB ID via usbpci command is 2304:0229
 
# options for Pinnacle dual diversity USB stick (2001e). USB ID via usbpci command is 2304:0229
 
options dvb_usb_dib0700 force_lna_activation=1
 
options dvb_usb_dib0700 force_lna_activation=1
options dvb-usb disable_rc_polling=1
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options dvb_usb disable_rc_polling=1
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options usbcore autosuspend=-1
 
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</pre>
 
===Older information follows- may be out of date===
 
Works (only one tuner!!!) with LinuxMCE 710 (kernel 2.6.22-14), and V4L device drivers from the [[How to Obtain, Build and Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers|V4L-DVB repository]] (as at Oct 8 2008). Using an antenna splitter and plugging it into both antenna sockets makes a working TV picture start to break up.  Removing the antenna does not help, the tuner seems to "get stuck".  This may be a problem with the AGC in the unit.  This has been tried with both force_lna_activation=1 and
 
force_lna_activation=0.
 
 
'''NOTE that you must have 2 antenna leads plugged into the unit to get both tuners to work!''' One into the end, and one into the small coax connector on the side of the unit (using the adapter supplied).
 
  
 
Reported as working (except for IR receiver) 2008-06-17 in linux-dvb mailing list by Ingo Arndt
 
Reported as working (except for IR receiver) 2008-06-17 in linux-dvb mailing list by Ingo Arndt
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--[[User:Indulis|Indulis]] 16:58, 24 July 2008 (CEST)
 
--[[User:Indulis|Indulis]] 16:58, 24 July 2008 (CEST)
 
--[[User:Indulis|Indulis]] 17:44, 8 October 2008 (CEST)
 
--[[User:Indulis|Indulis]] 17:44, 8 October 2008 (CEST)
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--[[User:Indulis|Indulis]] 17:27, 22 June 2011 (UTC)
  
 
[[Category:DVB-T USB Devices]]
 
[[Category:DVB-T USB Devices]]

Latest revision as of 19:27, 22 June 2011

Current information for Pinnacle PCTV Dual DVB-T Diversity Stick (2001e)

Model number 2001e. Both tuners built into this USB stick are now fully working with Ubuntu 9.10 (kernel 2.6.31-14, SMP), IR receiver has not been tested. You may need to set the module options set as below but using a good USB interface this may not be necessary (see below). You need a good antenna plugged into both of the tuner inputs (normal antenna socket at the end, and also into the little coax socket in the side of the USB stick- adapter leads with the tricky little coax connector are available on your favourite auction site). Issues with both tuners being active seem to have been resolved by avoiding the use of the AMD motherboard USB ports, and plugging the tuner into a separate USB adapter (NEC chipset based, VIA 6212L would likely work as well).

In Mythtv the tuners are set up to 15000 msec timeouts, approx 1000ms tuning delay, Quick tuning set to Always, and "use for EIT" unchecked. Now that the stick is working properly attached to the new USB ports this may also be unecessary.

You need to have device driver module options set as follows. I also have a DVICO card which uses dib0700 driver and there seem to be no bad side-effects to the options being set as below.

# file /etc/modprobe.d/pinnacle.conf
# options for Pinnacle dual diversity USB stick (2001e). USB ID via usbpci command is 2304:0229
options dvb_usb_dib0700 force_lna_activation=1
options dvb_usb disable_rc_polling=1
options usbcore autosuspend=-1

Reported as working (except for IR receiver) 2008-06-17 in linux-dvb mailing list by Ingo Arndt using kernel 2.6.24 with tuxonice-patches http://marc.info/?l=linux-dvb&m=121373651224728&w=2

Also here http://www.linuxtv.org/pipermail/linux-dvb/2007-July/019036.html

Some information lifted from David Hausheer's web pages http://hausheer.osola.com/docs/34

Pinnacle PCTV Dual DVB-T Diversity Stick requires the following kernel modules: dib7000m, dib7000p, dib3000mc, dvb-usb, dvb-usb-dib0700. These modules are available in the latest Linux kernel. Under Debian the following kernel package from Debian lenny (testing) is needed:
$ apt-get -t testing install linux-image-2.6.24-1-686
Download the firmware:
$ wget http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/home/files/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw
$ cp dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw /lib/firmware
$ ln -s /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw /lib/firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw

Manufacturer's (mostly useless) link- don't expect to find manuals or details here!

Probably the same as Elgato EyeTV Diversity and Hauppauge_WinTV-NOVA-TD-Stick (see this review).

--Indulis 16:58, 22 June 2008 (CEST) --Indulis 16:58, 24 July 2008 (CEST) --Indulis 17:44, 8 October 2008 (CEST) --Indulis 17:27, 22 June 2011 (UTC)