[linux-dvb] Pinnacle PCTV 801e SE?

Devin Heitmueller devin.heitmueller at gmail.com
Mon Jun 30 07:44:56 CEST 2008

I actually spent most of today rebuilding my Win32 dev environment so
I can start getting some usb traces and work on it this week.

Certainly it makes sense to coordinate.  I was going to start working
on the xc5000 integration.  If you want to take a look at the S5H1411,
that would be great.


On Mon, Jun 30, 2008 at 1:27 AM,  <hwertz at avalon.net> wrote:
>      So, I got one of these Pinnacle PCTV 801e SE sticks.  This is USB,
> receives NTSC+ATSC+QAM.
>      First, two questions:
>      1)I want to know, is anyone working on a driver for  this?  I don't
> want to start if someone is like 99% finished.
>      2)Anyone working on a DVB-driver-friendly XC5000 code?
>      Per a post from months ago (and I confirmed this by cracking mine
> open) it uses a DiB0700 USB bridge chip, XC5000 tuner, S5H1411 8VSB/QAM
> demodulator,  CX25843 NTSC decoder, and Cirrus Logic 5340CZZ chip for
> something (original post speculated FM).
>      Also, I've seen Jernej Tonejc's posts from May 3 where he's found i2c
> items at 0x19, 0x1a, 0x44 and 0x50.  I know not to mess with 0x50, that's
> the EEPROM (based both on later post on that thread, and on looking
> through source and seeing 0x50 is pretty common for the ROM.)
>      So, there's a DVB driver for DiB0700-based sticks.  I see there's
> quite new code for S5H1411.  I don't see XC5000 support for DVB drivers,
> but cx88 driver has XC5000 support and XC3028 support (and, the cx88 and
> DVB drivers both look pretty clean!)  I was going to use DiB0700+XC3028 as
> a template to basically see what functions go where from the cx88 way of
> doing things, and then move XC5000 support straight over based on that.
> The CX2584x code I see in-tree looks like a mess so that'll wait for later
> (to be clear, I'm not disrespecting the CX2584x driver's code quality, the
> chip just appears to be one of those ones that needs quite a bit of
> hand-holding and general kicking to get things done... which I don't feel
> like unravelling and moving to DVB framework at the moment 8-)
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