Pinnacle PCTV nano Stick (73e)
It is advertised as specially sensitive and thus able to capture weak signals, but not in moving environments such as cars. My experience is that the sensitivity of reception/reception quality is comparable to PCI DVB-T cards such as the TwinhanDTV Digital Terrestrial TV Card Ter.
In any case it's a neat device - very compact, which is also true for its remote control. It does not work with standard Linux distribution kernel drivers, but installation of v4l-dvb is not difficult (see below).
First check we're talking about the same piece of hardware:
$lsusb -v (...) Bus 006 Device 003: ID 2304:0237 Pinnacle Systems, Inc. [hex] Device Descriptor: (...) idVendor 0x2304 Pinnacle Systems, Inc. [hex] idProduct 0x0237
Driver Compilation and Installation
You have to download and compile the driver v4l-dvb to get it running, but that's only a few command lines.
Install mercurial and linux-kernel-headers. In Debian-related systems like Ubuntu this is:
sudo apt-get install dvb-utils mercurial build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
And then in any system:
hg clone http://linuxtv.org/hg/v4l-dvb cd v4l-dvb hg update -C 4501 make sudo make install
You can now restart your computer, but for me it worked to just do:
sudo modprobe -v v4l-dvb
You can test whether the driver is running with
where you should get something, and not a "No such file...".
Sources: This is where I got these tricks from -- thanks guys:
- more lengthy/complicated (involves getting firmware, which at least in Ubuntu 8.04 is not necessary):
According to this documentation on a french speaking ubuntu wiki, this device contains the DiBcom 7000 chipset and works as expected with the corresponding drivers.
Also here from Linux-dvb mailing list, probably works http://marc.info/?l=linux-dvb&m=121310115902841&w=2