[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV HD Ultimate Stick

Markus Rechberger mrechberger at gmail.com
Fri Nov 16 05:11:57 CET 2007


On 11/15/07, CityK <CityK at rogers.com> wrote:
> mkrufky at linuxtv.org wrote:
> > Jeff Rosenberg wrote:
> >
> >> The Pinnacle PCTV HD Ultimate stick just came out (a couple of weeks
> >> ago).
> >>
> >> I looked in the Windoze .inf files and it appears that the drivers
> >> used are the same for the PCTV HD Pro and PCTV HD Ultimate.  I looked
> >> in the developmental build of DVB and saw that in the file
> >> em288x-cards.c there was the correct USB_DEVICE # of 0x2304 but the
> >> next value was not 0x0233.  I changed it and recompiled.
> >>
> >> When the driver loads it now has the following message in the kernel
> >> buffer log:
> >>
> >> FIXME:em28xx_i2c_send_bytes(c2): write failed:
> >>
> >>
> >> Any ideas ?  I am pretty sure the correct driver is the em28xx.
> >>
> >
> > As both Patrick and Markus explained, this device is not empia hardware,
> > and the code that supports it is located inside dib0700_devices.c --
> > you'll want to edit dvb-usb-ids.h
> >
> > Also, please do not top-post.
> >
>
> However, Jeff will still need xc5000 support .... the dib0700 is purely
> the usb bridge .... while, I'm guessing that the stick uses a xc5000, I
> believe that it is indeed a pretty safe bet (given other factors)
>
> > Interesting... In which case, then I'm probably wrong, and it's not an
> > xc5000.  Do you know WHICH dibcom tuner?  Is it a 7070?
> >
>
> It definitely won't be from Dibicom --- no support for ATSC
>
>
> > Hi-res digital photos are always helpful  :-)   If you can take photos,
> > please post them to a website (like bttv-gallery) and post links here.
>
> Jeff, if you take a photo, could you please up load it to the LinuxTV wiki:
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Special:Upload
> (Please also use an appropriate filename)
>
> If you wish to submit it too bttv-gallery too, go ahead, but
> i) as was noted on the m/l last month, Gunther (bttv-gallery's
> proprietor) hasn't been around for ages
> ii) doing so alone would continue the trend of a fractured distribution
> of information regarding Linux & PC tvtuners.
>
> Linuxtv should become the one stop shop. We don't need to compete with
> ourselves, so lets make requests for photos to the wiki please.
>

The outcome is it's an Empiatech device with completly new components
on it. It's hard to programm... although they'll submit the specs
(NDA) as soon as I'm done with the current project.

Markus



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