[linux-dvb] Pinnacle pctv 300i - DVB is ok in france !

Cabrito Estrabico cabritoestrabico at wanadoo.fr
Wed Nov 1 01:25:41 CET 2006

Hartmut Hackmann a écrit :
> Hi, all
> hermann pitton wrote:
>> Hi Cabrito,
>> Am Dienstag, den 17.10.2006, 17:17 +0200 schrieb Cabrito Estrabico:
>>>    Hi,
>>> leaving in france, I recently managed to get my pinnacle pctv 310i 
>>> card running
>> hmm, 300i and 310i are very different cards.
>>> in both analogic and numeric mode by shifting forward by 167 kHz 
>>> each channel
>>> frequency in the tuning data file for dvb.
>>>   I would like to report here that using the same method I coud help 
>>> a french ubuntu user
>>> on the french ubuntu forum to make his pctv 300i card dvb running.
>>> So, pctv 300i is working in dvb mode in france by shifting forward 
>>> by 167 kHz each channel
>>> frequency in the tuning data file.
>>> Unluckily we could not make this card running in analogic mode. The 
>>> tv norm in france is secam
>>> and in v4l-dvb cards list this card appears like : Pinnacle PCTV 
>>> 300i DVB-T + PAL.
>>> Does its tuner support SECAM norm ?
>>> Does issue existing for french user ?
>> Yes, there is another pitfall for french users.
>> You need option secam=l for the tuner module.
>> Only the recent mercurial with Hartmut's latest audio fixes allows to
>> select SECAM-L directly from an app like xawtv.
>> Only in case it is a 310i with saa7131e, option audio_ddep=10 for
>> saa7134 might help as well to force NICAM stereo, but isn't the best
>> choice if you have also MONO analog broadcast.
>> Good Luck,
>> Hermann
> Do we really talk about the 300i?
> As Hermann mentioned, this card is very different from the 310i.
> I was on the opiniton that the channel decoder of this card would find
> the 167kHz offset automatically...
> I am not sure whether the option secam=l will help. This depends on the
> so-called SAW filter on the card. But it is worth a try and if it works,
> please leave us a note.
> Just one additional note: If you use the recent code from the repository,
> you should apply the secam=l option to the saa7134.ko module.
> Best regards
>    Hartmut

obviously my previous message is not clear , so I try to brighten it.
There is two points :

    * the first explain that i managed to run dvb with the « 310i »
      thanks to  last v4l-dvb codes and thanks to a 167kHz offset in
      the  frequencies  of  the  dvb data  file.

    * the second and main point is about the « 300i ». I have give an
      help to several ubuntu users on the french ubuntu forum to make
      their card running with recent code from the repository. The same
      167 kHz offset is required in the dvb data file to have sucess
      with dvb ; no dvb channel is found without this offset. About
      analogic, even by using the secam=l option for saa7134.ko module
      they don't manage to get secam analogic tv.

Do you think pctv 300i could support secam analogic mode ?

Thank you all.


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