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PCTV QuatroStick nano 520e (USB, DVB-T, DVB-C, TV Analogue )

Multimedia DVB-C, DVB-T, Multimedia, PCTV, TV, USB

PCTV QuatroStick nano 520e (USB, DVB-T, DVB-C, TV Analogue )
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PCTV QuatroStick nano 520e 
Minimum: £ 50.00 
Maximum: £ 69.00  
Updated: 07/03/2016 10:23

Review of Linux Compatibility

The PCTV QuatroStick nano 520e supports DVB-T, DVB-C, and analogen TV reception. An adapter cable with Composite and S-Video plugs is provided together with the stick for the analog TV reception. The stick is supported by Linux since kernel version 3.4, but only the DVB-T and DVB-C tuner can be used. Analog reception is currently not possible with the Linux driver.

The QuatroStick nano has the USB-ID 2013:0251

Bus 001 Device 003: ID 2013:0251 PCTV Systems

and is accessed with the kernel module em28xx. This driver loads automatically:

usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 5 using ehci_hcd
usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=2013, idProduct=0251
usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-4: Product: PCTV 520e
usb 1-4: Manufacturer: PCTV Systems
usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 000000107NYD
em28xx: New device PCTV Systems PCTV 520e @ 480 Mbps (2013:0251, interface 0, class 0)
em28xx: Audio Vendor Class interface 0 found
em28xx: Video interface 0 found
em28xx: DVB interface 0 found
em28xx #0: chip ID is em2884
em28xx #0: Identified as PCTV QuatroStick nano (520e) (card=86)
Registered IR keymap rc-pinnacle-pctv-hd
input: em28xx IR (em28xx #0) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-4/rc/rc3/input11
rc3: em28xx IR (em28xx #0) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1d.7/usb1/1-4/rc/rc3
em28xx #0: Config register raw data: 0xac
em28xx #0: I2S Audio (3 sample rates)
em28xx #0: No AC97 audio processor
em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
drxk: status = 0x639260d9
drxk: detected a drx-3926k, spin A3, xtal 20.250 MHz
DRXK driver version 0.9.4300
drxk: frontend initialized.
tda18271 15-0060: creating new instance
TDA18271HD/C2 detected @ 15-0060
DVB: registering new adapter (em28xx #0)
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (DRXK DVB-C DVB-T)...
em28xx #0: Successfully loaded em28xx-dvb
em28xx-audio.c: probing for em28xx Audio Vendor Class
em28xx-audio.c: Copyright (C) 2006 Markus Rechberger
em28xx-audio.c: Copyright (C) 2007-2011 Mauro Carvalho Chehab
Em28xx: Initialized (Em28xx Audio Extension) extension

The firmware file dvb-demod-drxk-pctv.fw is needed for the operation of this stick. If the firmware file is not provided by the Linux distribution it can be downloaded from the url given above and has to be copied to /lib/firmware.

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