Pinnacle PCTV USB (310e)

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Pinnacle PCTV 310e (USB)

# lsusb
Bus nnn Device nnn: ID 13d3:3211 IMC Networks

Kernel Module

The patch at the following link provides an initial support for 310e, for DVB-T and remote control (despite the fact that it is not yet approved for inclusion in the kernel mainly for coding styling issues). It works pretty well!

Card Features

  • USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed)
  • TV- / FM-Tuner: Philips FMD1216ME/IH-3
  • Video Decoder / Analog Demodulator: Texas Instruments TVP5150 Info/ Philips TDA9887H
  • DVB-T Demodulator: Zarlink MT352 Datasheet
  • A/V USB 2.0 Controller: ULi M9207 Info
  • TV Formats: DVB-T/PAL/SECAM

Used ICs

  • ULI M9207
  • TVP5150AM
  • MT352
  • Philips 3139 FMD1 SV21


The exact same device is also sold as TwinhanDTV Magicbox Pro / Model No. 704A0. On the above images there are missing fields on the tuner: On Twinhan, they are as following:

3139 147 22491A#
FMD 1216ME/I H-3
SV21 0512

Tuner fields that are missing on the images:

3139 147 22491B#
SV23 0547


There is no driver to support it yet. There's a driver for ULi 920x available that could be used for those devices also.

Technical Details

The i2c protocol is encapsulated within the USB Control messages, looks like it's nothing special but someone would have to spend some time on it.

Captured Windows USB Transfer (usbsnoop)

People who own such a device

feel free to add yourself here, testers will always be needed!

Name Email
Francesco Di Cerbo francesco dot dicerbo at unige dot it
Enrico enr9 at inwind dot it
Sebiastien Valette sebastien dot valette at creatis dot insa dash lyon dot fr
Cedbor cedbor at free dot fr
Julien Julien dot poulation dash linux at laposte dot net
Alexandre ac007 at bluewin dot ch
Candid Dauth mailinglists at cdauth dot de
Stefano Muret stefano dot muret at gmail dot com
Andy andlinux at yahoo dot com
Jonas zepsweden at gmail dot com
Voni jack9359-1fa51b4436a4 at yahoo dot de
Peter p_babiarz (at) hotmail (dot) com
Jon jon (at) jontxu (dot) net
NoZ noz(dot)geek (at) gmail (dot) com
JuanJe juanjeg at gmail dot com
Andreas userbeitrag (at) abwesend (dot) de
java live(at) live (dot) com
Alan alan.bozzini(at) bluewin (dot) ch
Xavier Mendez jmendeth (at) gmail (dot) com


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