[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV Sat HDTV Pro USB (PCTV452e) and DVB-S2

Daniel Kleine-Albers dka at dka-edv.net
Sun Jan 27 10:48:26 CET 2008

Hi Dominik,

thanks for this patch! I've just updated my installation to the  
current version.

I didn't test DVB-S2 yet but image quality for DVB-S seems to have  
improved a bit - at least there are not that much glitches anymore in  
the video. Anyway I'm not sure if this is related to the driver itself  
or mythtv. I only confirmed that the box is working flawlessly using  
the original Windows drivers - so it's not a problem with the  
satellite installation.

The typical error messages I get (from myth) are the following (if  
this is of any use):
AddTSPacket: Out of sync!!! Need to wait for next payloadStart PID:  
0x12, continuity counter: 9 (expected 8).
DVBRec(0): PID 0xa7 discontinuity detected


On Jan 25, 2008, at 10:45 PM, Dominik Kuhlen wrote:

> Hi all,
> Manus multiproto HG tree (jusst.de/hg/multiproto) and the attached  
> patch make the pctv452e work with DVB-S2 and DVB-S :)
> Also the LED turns to green if the frontend is openend and turns  
> back to orange if released (thanks to manu for postproc interface ;).
> I managed to tune Astra19.2E 11.915GHz transponder (Premiere) and  
> receive tables and data,
> but my CPU is too slow do decode the video in realtime :(
> The tuning seems to be quite reliable (no failures so far).
> But I had no luck to tune to 11.722GHz (Pro7) so far (maybe some  
> values are hardcoded to 27500kSym/s).
> Be sure that your tuning application does the following ioctl:
> ----------
>       dvbfe_info feinfo;
>        /* we have to call FE_GET_INFO to set (yeah: call get to  
> SET ;) delivery to DVB-S2 */
>        memset(&feinfo, 0, sizeof(feinfo));
>        feinfo.delivery = DVBFE_DELSYS_DVBS2;
>        if (ioctl(front, DVBFE_GET_INFO, &feinfo) < 0) {
>                perror("DVBFE_GET_INFO");
>        }
> -------
> Happy testing,
> Dominik
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