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===Components Used===
===Components Used===
* Microtune MT2050 (tuner) [http://www.microtune.com/products/pdf/MT2050_Tuner_IC.pdf datasheet]
* [[Microtune MT2050]] (tuner) [http://www.microtune.com/products/pdf/MT2050_Tuner_IC.pdf datasheet]
* NXP/Philips TDA9887 (analog demodulator) [http://www.semiconductors.philips.com/pip/TDA9887.html]
* [[NXP TDA9887|NXP/Philips TDA9887]] (analog demodulator) [http://www.semiconductors.philips.com/pip/TDA9887.html]
* intel/Zarlink MT352 (DVB-T demodulator) [http://products.zarlink.com/product_profiles/MT352.htm datasheet]
* [[Intel]]/[[Zarlink MT352]] (DVB-T demodulator) [http://products.zarlink.com/product_profiles/MT352.htm datasheet]
* NXP/Philips SAA7133HL Video/audio decoder: [http://www.semiconductors.philips.com/pip/SAA7133.html Philips SAA7133]
* [[NXP SAA7133|NXP/Philips]] SAA7133HL Video/audio decoder: [http://www.semiconductors.philips.com/pip/SAA7133.html Philips SAA7133]

Revision as of 20:47, 2 June 2009

An hybrid Analog/DVB-T PCI card from Pinnacle

It is supported under Linux.

Note: There is currently a bit of info for this device also in the Pinnacle PCTV (310i)-redundant article


  • PCI Rev. 2.3 interface
  • remote control.

Card connectors:

  • TV signal: IEC connector (PAL/SECAM)
  • Video Inputs: S-Video, Composite Video (RCA socket via adaptor)
  • Audio Outputs: Internal 4 pin header 2.8 mm (to sound board; only required for analogue TV)
  • IR-Remote input: 2.5 mm stereo socket

Components Used


Outputo of lspci -v

04:08.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7133/SAA7135 Video Broadcast Decoder (rev d0)
       Subsystem: Pinnacle Systems Inc. Unknown device 002f
       Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 32, IRQ 58
       Memory at fdbfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
       Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2

Making it Work


if you get:

  DVB: registering frontend 0 (Philips TDA10045H DVB-T)...
  tda1004x: waiting for firmware upload (dvb-fe-tda10045.fw)...
  tda1004x: no firmware upload (timeout or file not found?)
  tda1004x: firmware upload failed

you must run the get_dvb_firmware script in v4l-dvb/linux/Documentation/dvb (from mercurial)

  get_dvb_firmware tda10045
  get_dvb_firmware tda10046

and copy the resulting files to /lib/firmware (need to use the chmod)


The card should be autodetected.

For the dvb frontend, you may have to load it manually with the module option:

   modprobe saa7134-dvb

Sample Kernel Output

   saa7133[0]: found at 0000:04:08.0, rev: 208, irq: 58, latency: 32, mmio: 0xfdbfe000
   saa7133[0]: subsystem: 11bd:002f, board: Pinnacle PCTV 310i [card=101,autodetected]
   saa7133[0]: board init: gpio is 600e000
   input: Pinnacle PCTV as /class/input/input3
   ir-kbd-i2c: Pinnacle PCTV detected at i2c-0/0-0047/ir0 [saa7133[0]]
   saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 00: bd 11 2f 00 54 20 1c 00 43 43 a9 1c 55 d2 b2 92
   saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 10: ff e0 60 06 ff 20 ff ff 00 30 8d 2c db 54 ff ff
   saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 2c 01 02 02 01 04 30 98 ff 00 a5 ff 21 00 c2
   saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 30: 96 10 03 32 15 20 ff ff 0c 22 17 88 03 45 ca 2e
   saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 40: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
   saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 50: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
   saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 60: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
   saa7133[0]: i2c eeprom 70: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
   tuner 0-004b: chip found @ 0x96 (saa7133[0])
   tuner 0-004b: setting tuner address to 61
   tuner 0-004b: type set to tda8290+75a
   saa7133[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
   saa7133[0]: registered device vbi0
   saa7133[0]: registered device radio0
   saa7134 ALSA driver for DMA sound loaded
   saa7133[0]/alsa: saa7133[0] at 0xfdbfe000 irq 58 registered as card -1
   DVB: registering new adapter (saa7133[0]).
   DVB: registering frontend 0 (Philips TDA10046H DVB-T)...


  • Works for analogue TV AND digital, but FM Radio only works with tuner=38.

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