[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 80e support: not going to happen...

BOUWSMA Barry freebeer.bouwsma at gmail.com
Wed Dec 3 01:32:09 CET 2008

On Tue, 2 Dec 2008, Devin Heitmueller wrote:

> Obviously, I would have preferred they told me this *before* I spent
> all the time doing the work, but there's not a whole lot I can do

Let me personally extend my gratitude and thanks to you for
any and all work you've done, and I'm sure that others feel
the same way.  And that goes for anyone else too who
contributes, no matter whether I can leech from your hard
labour or not.

> I wouldn't suggest buying any devices that make use of the drx-j,
> drx-k, or drx-d devices under the expectation that support for those
> chipsets will be available under Linux at some point.  In terms of

I've just spent quite a bit of time kicking myself rather
mercilessly around the face and groin area, and I must say,
it's rather painful.  Oh well, you lose some and I lose

Which brings me to ask, in case someone out there might
know -- is anyone familiar with the
Pinnacle PCTV Quatro 73A, DVB-T/DVB-C/analog, USB 2.0
device, recently introduced, primarily in german-speaking
areas of europe and nearby?

Would this be yet another Empia+Micronas product, similar
to the other two I've asked about?

barry bouwsma
wanders off muttering about how dissatisfying it is to
throw a USB stick out the window; oh how I miss being able
to hurl a rack filled with valves (tubes for you wrong-
pondians) and chokes and real transformers leaking oily
PCBs down to the parking lot below.  I mean, I could fill
the hole made there by Real Equipment with dozens of these
unsupported USB sticks.  And usually I could just clamp
a bus-bar back onto the Real Equipment and pass a few
hundred amperes through it like new, after hauling it back
up the twenty flights of stairs.  mutter grumble

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