[linux-dvb] Support for Pinnacle PCTV mini stick (USB TV Tuner) 80e

Tharsan Bhuvanendran me at tharsan.com
Mon Sep 22 00:33:20 CEST 2008


Thanks for the quick response!

I've pried open the device and snapped a few shots with my Nikon D40.  You
can get them at http://drop.io/tharsan.

I also created a Wiki page for the device at
I've documented what I could determine on the Wiki page.

Please let me know if there's anything else you need and I'll do my very
best to get you what you need!

- Tharsan

On Sat, Sep 20, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Devin Heitmueller <
devin.heitmueller at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello Tharsan,
> 2008/9/20 Tharsan Bhuvanendran <me at tharsan.com>:
> > Hi,
> >
> > At the moment, there doesn't seem to be any dvb support for the Pinnacle
> > PCTV HD mini stick (USB TV Tuner).
> > The model is 80e.  This appears to be a new model, released about a month
> > ago.
> >
> > The Pinnacle product page is here:
> >
> http://pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/PCTV+Tuners/PCTV+Digital+PVR+(DVB-S_DVB-T)/HD+mini+Stick<http://pinnaclesys.com/PublicSite/us/Products/Consumer+Products/PCTV+Tuners/PCTV+Digital+PVR+%28DVB-S_DVB-T%29/HD+mini+Stick>
> I just finished support for the Pro and Non-Pro versions a couple of
> weeks ago, but judging by the different form factor, I would suspect
> this is a different hardware design.
> The most useful thing you could do would be to pop the device open and
> take digital photos of the PCBs, and create a page on the LInuxTV DVB
> Wiki for the device.
> Once we know what components it contains, that will give us some idea
> how much work will be required.
> Regards,
> Devin
> --
> Devin J. Heitmueller
> http://www.devinheitmueller.com
> AIM: devinheitmueller
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