Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e)
It is supported under Linux since kernel 2.6.28.
This device supports ATSC (i.e. OTA Digital TV) and analog NTSC. It also has a connector on the side for an A/V cable dongle. The package includes a small dipole antenna and a short USB extension cable.
As noted above, the 801 is, architecturally, significantly different then the former 800. In particular, this new device uses a DIBcom 0700C, as opposed to the older device which used an em28xx device. Additionally, this newer device uses the xc5000, whereas the older device used an xc3028.
Here are the chips, according to a thread of discussion from the the linux-dvb mailing list:
|Manufacturer||IC Part #||Other Markings||Function||I²C address||GPIO(s)|
|XCeive||XC5000AQ||BK66326.1 0802MYE3||RF Tuner||0x64||reset=GPIO1|
|Samsung||S5H1411X01-Y0||NOTKRSUI H0801||8VSB/QAM Demodulator||0x19/0x1a|
|Conexant||CX25843-24Z||71035657 0742 KOREA (probably lot code, date code and production location)||A/V decoder||0x44||reset=GPIO10|
|Cirrus Logic||5340CZZ||0748 (date code)||Audio ADC (external analog audio sources)|
|DIBcom||0700C-XCCXa-G||USB 2.0 D3LTK.1 / 0804-0100-C||USB Bridge||n/a||n/a|
The device identifies itself as a "PCTV 801e" and the subsystem information provided by lsusb -v is 2304:023a.
Making it Work
In order to use the LinuxTV driver, you need to download and install the firmware for both the dib0700 and the xc5000. Note that if your firmware typically goes somewhere other than /lib/firmware, change the last two lines.
If using Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) or later, none of these steps are required as both firmware images bundled into the distribution.
If using Linux kernel 2.6.31 or you are using the latest http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb tree:
wget http://www.kernellabs.com/firmware/dib0700/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw wget http://www.kernellabs.com/firmware/xc5000/dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw cp dvb-fe-xc5000-1.6.114.fw /lib/firmware cp dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw /lib/firmware
If you are using an older kernel than 2.6.31 and not using the latest v4l-dvb code:
wget http://www.kernellabs.com/firmware/dib0700/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw wget http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/HVR-12x0-14x0-17x0_1_25_25271_WHQL.zip wget http://www.steventoth.net/linux/xc5000/extract.sh sh extract.sh cp dvb-fe-xc5000-1.1.fw /lib/firmware cp dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw /lib/firmware
Use a recent snapshot of LinuxTV's v4l-dvb drivers
- Note that only ATSC support is working. Analog support is not implemented.
- Read the above mentioned Firmware section for details on installing the proper firmware.
Remote Control Support
The Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick (801e) ships with a remote control, for which support in the LinuxTV driver was added in hg version 9639 (November 16, 2008).