[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick

Erik Meitner emeitner at gmail.com
Tue Nov 21 03:26:52 CET 2006


Markus Rechberger wrote:
> On 11/17/06, Erik Meitner <emeitner at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have a Pinnacle PCTV HD Pro Stick that I hoped would work with the
>> current
>> drivers. My initial investigation and work shows that, although it is
>> not
>> currently plug-n-play, it is similar enough to supported hardware
>> that it
>> may require little work.
>>
>> USB ID: 2304:0227.
>> Device identifies itself as a "PCTV 800e".
>> It appears to be based on an em2870.
>> Has an MT2060 tuner.
>> Output of lsusb is attached.
>
> Seems like I skipped this part in mind when I wrote the first 2 emails.
>
> Could you open your device and write down the ICs which are used?
> The MT2060 is a tuner
> the em2870 is a USB DTV Bridge (without analogue TV support)
> The dtv demodulator is a ???
>
> I read that this is a Hybrid NTSC/ATSC stick ...
> The Product Specs says fully compatible with NTSC, PAL, SECAM, DAVIC,
> DVB-C, DOCSIS 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0 ..
>
> The link you sent on the other side says it's a hybrid device.
>
> Please clear this up what it is for real.
>
> Markus
>
The USB stick consists of two boards: one with the USB and A/V
connectors, the other with the RF connector. The two boards are
joined(soldered) together with two 7 pin headers, one on each side of
the board. I am unwilling to unsolder the pins and risk damaging the
device, so whatever is inside the "sandwich" is still unknown.

Chips visible:
    Frontend: lgdt3303
    Tuner: xc3028ACQ
    There is also a CPLD: lc4032v

First, I'll be putting collected information here:
http://erik.wanderings.us/pub/PCTVHDPro/

Currently I have some usbsnoop logs, devices images, lsusb output, and
the inf file.





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