[linux-dvb] [PATCH 2/3] New card supported(partially): Pinnacle 800i

Steven Toth stoth at linuxtv.org
Sun Jan 13 19:48:14 CET 2008

Chaogui Zhang wrote:
> On Jan 13, 2008 11:29 AM, Steven Toth <stoth at linuxtv.org> wrote:
>>> TS is working, see the latest patches in my xc5000-analog tree.
>>> I'll look at these dumps now.
>> Zhang, these register values didn't help, which means that we're
>> probably missing minor configuration parameters on the s5h1409 demod
>> when running in parallel mode.
>> That being said I switch the pinnacle 800i configuration in cx88 to
>> switch to use serial mode, also patch a couple of registers, now it's
>> streaming digital transport (QAM was tested) correctly. ATSC should also
>> work just as well.
> Hi, Steve,
> I am on the road right now, so I could only do some limited testing with
> command line tools.
> With the latest change set 6957, seems like the TS at least now have
> data output, but I am not sure if it is correct, since the PIDs (reported
> by scan) are not right (compared to the PIDs reported on a working card
> at the same frequency). In fact, the PIDs seem like just random numbers.
> Or do you have a more recent patch?


When the stream starts, for the first second or so the demod delivers 
junk, this is normal across many different 1409 based designs. After 
that dvbtraffic is reporting consistent bitrates and pids on the machine 
I'm testing on.

It's looking good for me, 38Mbps spread correctly over 3 video pids, 
padding on 1fff and low volume PSIP information on 0, 1 as well as 
200kbps audio channels.

Channels are encrypted, but the rates look perfect.

>> Please confirm this is true.
>> Also, I added support for IR but this remains completely untested. If
>> someone can plug in an IR receiver and press a few buttons then the
>> driver should be processing them correctly - much like we do for the
>> Hauppauge HVR3000 products (IE. It's a native feature of the cx2388x
>> silicon).
> I don't see any IR related code in the change set 6957. Did you push
> these patch to the hg tree yet? In any case, I will do more test later
> tonight when I get back home (for both TS and IR).

Hmm. No, I have pushed those up. Sorry, my mistake.

I'm expecting another user to test later today and report back.

(from memory the patch really just adds the 800i define to operate the 
same as as the HAUPPAUGE HVR3000 in cx88-input), mainly because the 
silicon is the same - it should just work.

- Steve

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