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DVB-C does not seem to be fully supported with Linux, especially QAM256 (Windows officially only supports DVB-T and T2), according to mailinglist DVB-T2 LNA(?) damages DVB-C signal.
 
DVB-C does not seem to be fully supported with Linux, especially QAM256 (Windows officially only supports DVB-T and T2), according to mailinglist DVB-T2 LNA(?) damages DVB-C signal.
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Be aware that new kernels from kernel.org break the PCTV nanostick T2 290e.  3.10.22, 3.12.3
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[https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=66861 bugzilla.kernel.org]

Revision as of 12:55, 13 December 2013

PCTV nanoStick T2 with demodulator/controller PCB facing up

This is a DVB-T2 and DVB-C USB device by PCTV Systems.

It has experimental support since May 2011 in the media tree Git repository for v2.6.40.

Overview/Features

"Sandwich" style dual PCB. Top board contains EEPROM and NXP TDA18271 tuner. Bottom board has Sony CXD2820R DVB-T/T2/C demodulator and Empia em28174 controller.

The current Linux driver presents two frontends, one for DVB-C, the other for DVB-T/T2. T2 multiplexes are automatically detected and provided through the same API as DVB-T, giving maximum user-land compatibility. Support for T2 specific features are in development, but it's unclear whether broadcasters are making use of such features.

DVB-C does not seem to be fully supported with Linux, especially QAM256 (Windows officially only supports DVB-T and T2), according to mailinglist DVB-T2 LNA(?) damages DVB-C signal.

Be aware that new kernels from kernel.org break the PCTV nanostick T2 290e. 3.10.22, 3.12.3 bugzilla.kernel.org