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It is currently not supported in the LinuxTV tree, however, drivers do exist (see below).
 
It is currently not supported in the LinuxTV tree, however, drivers do exist (see below).
   
==Overview==
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==Overview/Features==
The PCTV 200e was first presented at CeBIT 2005, and is still available for about EUR 40. It is identical to some other Pinnacle models; the PCTV 260e, the PCTV 60e and the "PCTV DVB-T Pro USB". It comes with a detachable active antenna.
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The PCTV 200e was first presented at CeBIT 2005, and is still available for about EUR 40. It is identical to some other Pinnacle models; the PCTV 260e, the PCTV 60e and the "PCTV DVB-T Pro USB". It comes with a detachable active antenna.
   
 
===Components Used===
 
===Components Used===
* Microtune MT2060 tuner (i2c addr: 0xC0)
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* [[Microtune MT2060]] tuner (i2c addr: 0xC0)
* [[Zarlink MT352]] demodulator (i2c addr: 0x3e)
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* [[Zarlink MT352]] [[demodulator]] (i2c addr: 0x3e)
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* Cypress CY7C68013A (FX2LP) USB bridge
   
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===Identification===
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The output of ''lsusb -v'' provides that that it has a subsystem ID of: 2304:020e
   
== Current Status ==
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==Making it Work ==
The code itself is already working. It just needs some cleanup and testing before it can be submitted. Everyone who wants to help, can do so. Just contact the [http://www.linuxtv.org/lists.php LinuxTV mailing list], or contact the developer [http://freeznet.ath.cx:81/public/contact.php directly].
 
   
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===Firmware===
Since the developers of this driver have virtually no time, no further development is being planned for now. So if you want the driver to be integrated into the official v4l-dvb tree before January 2008, you are welcome to do it yourself.
 
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None required.
   
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===Drivers===
The following drivers are needed for these devices:
 
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Currently there is no in kernel drivers for this device.
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However, experimental support does exist. The following drivers are needed for these devices:
 
- dvb-usb.ko
 
- dvb-usb.ko
 
- pctv200e.ko
 
- pctv200e.ko
   
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Drivers aren't in the official tree yet. So you will have to add them manually. Files and instructions are included in the following file:
===Source Code===
 
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To use the driver, you need to use the v4l-dvb tree based on mrec's developement and overwrite the files with the updated versions provided below. It's not very professional. Neither are we :) ...
 
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* [http://www.student.tugraz.at/jsteidl/stuff/pctv200e-20080525.tar.bz2 updated files]
   
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====Current Status====
* [http://mcentral.de/hg/~mrec/v4l-dvb-kernel mrec's linuxtv-tree ''(not in sync with original linuxtv tree)'']
 
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The drivers work, but the code itself needs some cleanup and further testing before it can be backported into the offical developement tree. Everyone who wants to help can do so. Just contact the [http://www.linuxtv.org/lists.php LinuxTV mailing list], or contact the developer [http://members.liwest.at/freez/contact/ directly].
* [http://freeznet.ath.cx:81/files/pctv200e-juan-cleaned.zip updated files]
 
   
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Since the developers of this driver have virtually no time (and aren't using this adapter anymore), no further development is being planned for now. So if you want the driver to be integrated into the official v4l-dvb tree, you are welcome to do it yourself.
===Development ToDo List===
 
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====Development ToDo List====
 
* handle debug output
 
* handle debug output
 
* integrate into official v4l tree
 
* integrate into official v4l tree
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* support the remote control
 
* support the remote control
   
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===Sample kernel output===
== External Links ==
 
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dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV 200e DVB-T' in warm state.
* [http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/uk/Products/Consumer+Products/PCTV+Tuners/PCTV+Digital+PVR+%28DVB-S_DVB-T%29/PCTV+200e.htm Product Page]
 
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pctv200e: pctv200e_i2c_func: entering, done nothing
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i2c-adapter i2c-6: SMBus Quick command not supported, can't probe for chips
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dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
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DVB: registering new adapter (Pinnacle PCTV 200e DVB-T)
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pctv200e: attaching and initializing mt352frontend attached.
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pctv200e: PCTV200e initialized mt352
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pctv200e: frontend attached.
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DVB: registering frontend 2 (Zarlink MT352 DVB-T)...
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Juan 02: entered mt2060_attach, going for kzalloc.
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Juan 07: mt2060_attach, going for mt2060_readreg.
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mt2060 calling I2C transfer
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Juan 08: mt2060_attach, PART_REV = 99.
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MT2060: successfully identified (IF1 = 1220)
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Juan 02: just before fe->tuner_priv = priv.
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Juan 02: mt2060_attach, going for calibrate.
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Juan 09: mt2060_calibrate: just entered.
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Juan 09: mt2060_calibrate: written 1st reg.
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Juan 09: mt2060_calibrate: written 2nd reg.
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Juan 09: mt2060_calibrate: clock output initialized.
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mt2060 calling I2C transfer
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saa7146_i2c_writeout: timed out waiting for end of xfer
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mt2060 calling I2C transfer
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MT2060: calibration was successful: 137
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Juan 02: mt2060_attach, calibrate done.
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pctv200e: tuner mt2060 attached.
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dvb-usb: Pinnacle PCTV 200e DVB-T successfully initialized and connected.
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pctv200e: usb_device_init sucessfull.
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usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_pctv200e
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pctv200e: usb_register successfull.
   
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[[Category:DVB-T]]
 
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===Remote Controll Support===
[[Category:Hardware]]
 
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IR sensor included on the adapter, but not supported by the driver.
[[Category:USB]]
 
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== External Links ==
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* [http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/uk/Products/Consumer+Products/PCTV+Tuners/PCTV+Digital+PVR+%28DVB-S_DVB-T%29/PCTV+200e.htm Pinnacle product page]
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[[Category:DVB-T USB Devices]]

Latest revision as of 01:41, 24 May 2009

A DVB-T USB 2.0 device from Pinnacle.

It is currently not supported in the LinuxTV tree, however, drivers do exist (see below).

Overview/Features

The PCTV 200e was first presented at CeBIT 2005, and is still available for about EUR 40. It is identical to some other Pinnacle models; the PCTV 260e, the PCTV 60e and the "PCTV DVB-T Pro USB". It comes with a detachable active antenna.

Components Used

Identification

The output of lsusb -v provides that that it has a subsystem ID of: 2304:020e

Making it Work

Firmware

None required.

Drivers

Currently there is no in kernel drivers for this device.

However, experimental support does exist. The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - dvb-usb.ko
 - pctv200e.ko

Drivers aren't in the official tree yet. So you will have to add them manually. Files and instructions are included in the following file:

Current Status

The drivers work, but the code itself needs some cleanup and further testing before it can be backported into the offical developement tree. Everyone who wants to help can do so. Just contact the LinuxTV mailing list, or contact the developer directly.

Since the developers of this driver have virtually no time (and aren't using this adapter anymore), no further development is being planned for now. So if you want the driver to be integrated into the official v4l-dvb tree, you are welcome to do it yourself.

Development ToDo List

  • handle debug output
  • integrate into official v4l tree
  • do intensive testing
  • support the remote control

Sample kernel output

dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV 200e DVB-T' in warm state.
pctv200e: pctv200e_i2c_func: entering, done nothing
i2c-adapter i2c-6: SMBus Quick command not supported, can't probe for chips
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (Pinnacle PCTV 200e DVB-T)
pctv200e:  attaching and initializing mt352frontend attached.
pctv200e: PCTV200e initialized mt352
pctv200e:  frontend attached.
DVB: registering frontend 2 (Zarlink MT352 DVB-T)...
Juan 02: entered mt2060_attach, going for kzalloc.
Juan 07: mt2060_attach, going for mt2060_readreg.
mt2060 calling I2C transfer
Juan 08: mt2060_attach, PART_REV = 99.
MT2060: successfully identified (IF1 = 1220)
Juan 02: just before fe->tuner_priv = priv.
Juan 02: mt2060_attach, going for calibrate.
Juan 09: mt2060_calibrate: just entered.
Juan 09: mt2060_calibrate: written 1st reg.
Juan 09: mt2060_calibrate: written 2nd reg.
Juan 09: mt2060_calibrate: clock output initialized.
mt2060 calling I2C transfer
saa7146_i2c_writeout: timed out waiting for end of xfer
mt2060 calling I2C transfer
MT2060: calibration was successful: 137
Juan 02: mt2060_attach, calibrate done.
pctv200e: tuner mt2060 attached.
dvb-usb: Pinnacle PCTV 200e DVB-T successfully initialized and connected.
pctv200e: usb_device_init sucessfull.
usbcore: registered new interface driver dvb_usb_pctv200e
pctv200e: usb_register successfull. 


Remote Controll Support

IR sensor included on the adapter, but not supported by the driver.

External Links