Sony PlayTV dual tuner DVB-T

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Sony PlayTV

The Sony PlayTV is a USB 2.0 device containing dual DVB-T tuners. It is sold without a remote, as an accessory for the Playstation 3.

It is supported under Linux.

Overview

This device, vendor id 0x1415, product id 0x0003, is based around the DiBcom STK7070PD reference design and has a STK7070PD frontend and two DIB7070p tuners.

It has two distinct advantages over its sibling devices:

  • the use of a single external antenna connected, which is internally used to drive both tuners, rather than requiring an external splitter
  • its packaging in a well designed and sufficiently shielded external casing that reduces any risk of electromagnetic interference

See Wikipedia [1] for more info on the device itself.

Making it Work

Linux

Firmware

You will need the dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw firmware file in /lib/firmware or the relevant place for your distribution.

Drivers

It requires the dib0700 driver, updated to include support for this variant of the reference design.

Out-of-the-box support in 2.6.30 can be tested by installing a development snapshot of Ubuntu karmic and using the appropriate linux-image-2.6.30-* package.

Support for 2.6.28 is available via the original patch for the 2.6.28.4 kernel or from the v4l-dvb tree since changeset 10824 by using Mercurial and following the How to Obtain, Build and Install V4L-DVB Device Drivers instructions.

A patch has also been generated against the 2.6.28-11 kernel package in Ubuntu jaunty and a bug raised for its addition to that release as a backport here.

Windows

Support in Windows is available by patching the .inf file of either the 32-bit or 64-bit Pinnacle_PCTV_Dual_DVB-T_Diversity_Stick_(2001e) drivers, to add the additional 0x1415/0x0003 ids.

User Experiences

See the talk page

References

Useful information is available from the pages of these similar/identical devices: