Pinnacle PCTV 200e

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A DVB-T USB 2.0 device from Pinnacle.

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


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

  • Microtune MT2060 tuner (i2c addr: 0xC0)
  • Zarlink MT352 demodulator (i2c addr: 0x3e)

Current Status

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 LinuxTV mailing list, or contact the developer directly.

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.

The following drivers are needed for these devices:

 - dvb-usb.ko
 - pctv200e.ko

Source Code

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 :) ...

Development ToDo List

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

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