Pinnacle PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (460e)

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A combined DVB-S and DVB-S2 USB 2.0 device from PCTVSystems.


PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (460e) is a handy high-end USB stick to receive high definition digital satellite TV. It makes reception of HDTV and SDTV possible via DVB-S2 and DVB-S.

See the external product page for more information.

Driver support

Support has been added to kernel, and include since 3.2 in all stable kernel releases. [1]


[58944.220000] usb 1-1.2: new high speed USB device using orion-ehci and address 12
[58944.330000] usb 1-1.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[58944.330000] em28xx: New device PCTV Systems PCTV 460e @ 480 Mbps (2013:024c, interface 0, class 0)
[58944.340000] em28xx: DVB interface 0 found
[58944.380000] em28xx #0: chip ID is em28174
[58944.770000] em28xx #0: Identified as PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (460e) (card=80)
[58944.780000] em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
[58944.800000] em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
[58944.830000] i2c i2c-0: a8293: Allegro A8293 SEC attached
[58944.830000] DVB: registering new adapter (em28xx #0)
[58944.840000] usb 1-1.2: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (NXP TDA10071)...
[58944.890000] em28xx #0: Successfully loaded em28xx-dvb


The demodulator requires a firmware file that must be uploaded by the driver: dvb-fe-tda10071.fw

This file can either be downloaded by the get_dvb_firmware script available in kernel source.

Alternatively, you can download the extracted firmware directly from this link

Target directory: /lib/firmware


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Known issues

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