PCTV nanoStick Solo 73e SE (USB, DVB-T)

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PCTV nanoStick Solo 73e SE (USB, DVB-T)
Linux compatibility:
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PCTV nanoStick Solo 73e SE 
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Minimum: $ 58.40 
Maximum: $ 178.27  
Updated: 12/05/2016 09:30

Review of Linux Compatibility

The PCTV nanoStick Solo 73e is a USB stick with DVB-T tuner. There are two versions of the, both with different hardware. Additionally, PCTV sells a stick under the naming 73e, but without the addition “nano”. All three types of DVB-T stick can be used with Linux.

The nano versions have the USB IDs 2304:0245 and 2013:0245,

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2013:0245 PCTV Systems PCTV 73ESE
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 2304:0245 PCTV Systems PCTV 73ESE

and are fully supported by the Linux kernel since 2.6.26 and 2.6.33, respectively. The corresponding kernel modules load automatically:

dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV 73e SE' in cold state, will try to load a firmware
dvb-usb: downloading firmware from file 'dvb-usb-dib0700-1.20.fw'
dib0700: firmware started successfully.
dvb-usb: found a 'Pinnacle PCTV 73e SE' in warm state.
dvb-usb: will pass the complete MPEG2 transport stream to the software demuxer.
DVB: registering new adapter (Pinnacle PCTV 73e SE)
DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (DiBcom 7000PC)...
DiB0070: successfully identified
Registered IR keymap rc-dib0700-rc5
input: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.4/usb1/1-6/rc/rc0/input6
rc0: IR-receiver inside an USB DVB receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:10.4/usb1/1-6/rc/rc0
dvb-usb: schedule remote query interval to 50 msecs.
dvb-usb: Pinnacle PCTV 73e SE successfully initialized and connected.

The stick needs the firmware file dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw under /lib/firmware/ for operation. If this file is not part of the used Linux distribution it can be downloaded separately:

cd /lib/firmware
sudo wget http://www.wi-bw.tfh-wildau.de/~pboettch/home/linux-dvb-firmware/dvb-usb-dib0700-1.10.fw

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