[linux-dvb] Pinnacle 300i - cvs - microtune unknown found, not (yet?) supported, sorry :-/

Rainer Schubert lintv at dl6hbo.inka.de
Mon Nov 7 22:11:04 CET 2005

On Mon, 7 Nov 2005, linuxtv at teresa.uklinux.net wrote:

> Hi List,

Hi Rob and the list,

> I got a Pinnacle 300i for my birthday last January. I've never got it working properly. In the past I've had it tune in to FreeView channels, but it's always lost lock after a few minutes at best.
> I also got an old Nova-T which has worked perfectly for a few years now so I know my signal reception is good.

I'm running the Pinnacle 300i card with rather old code. See below:

root at dl6hbo:~# uname -r
root at dl6hbo:~# dmesg | grep saa7134
saa7134[0]: found at 0000:00:0c.0, rev: 1, irq: 19, latency: 32, mmio: 
saa7134[0]: subsystem: 11bd:002d, board: Pinnacle PCTV 300i DVB-T + PAL 
saa7134[0]: board init: gpio is c806000
tuner 0-0060: chip found @ 0xc0 (saa7134[0])
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 00: bd 11 2d 00 f8 f8 1c 00 43 43 a9 1c 55 d2 b2 92
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 10: 00 f0 04 04 ff 20 ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 20: 01 40 01 02 03 ff 03 01 08 ff 00 25 ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: i2c eeprom 30: ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff ff
saa7134[0]: registered device video0 [v4l2]
saa7134[0]: registered device vbi0
saa7134[0]: pinnacle 300i dvb setup
DVB: registering new adapter (saa7134[0]).

it is working, with some issues though. There are some glitches both in 
video and audio, but after some time running the card works.

You may wish to have a look at http://www.puuhis.net/htpc/
and at http://de.gentoo-wiki.com/Pinnacle_300i though it is in German
and at http://linuxtv.org/v4lwiki/index.php/How_to_build_from_CVS

or ask me for help, config files and the video4linux archive I am using.

Wishing not to hurt anyone, I must say that any archive after the one
implementing version 0.2.13 of the saa7134 driver(s)  -- as implemented
in current "bleeding-edge" kernels did not work for me.

> Regards and Best Wishes,
> Rob Watkins

Rainer Schubert - Linux TV User
Amateur Radio Call DL6HBO

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