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. The model has reached end-of-sale and the model PCTV 461e has replaced it.

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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