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

Linux compatibility:
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The PCTV 460E is a USB stick with DVB-S2 tuner. The stick has the USB ID 2013:024c

Bus 003 Device 009: ID 2013:024c PCTV Systems

and is fully supported by the Linux kernel since version 3.2. The corresponding kernel module em28xx gets loaded automatically:

usb 1-1.2: new high speed USB device using orion-ehci and address 12
usb 1-1.2: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
em28xx: New device PCTV Systems PCTV 460e @ 480 Mbps (2013:024c, interface 0, class 0)
em28xx: DVB interface 0 found
em28xx #0: chip ID is em28174
em28xx #0: Identified as PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (460e) (card=80)
em28xx #0: v4l2 driver version 0.1.3
em28xx #0: V4L2 video device registered as video0
i2c i2c-0: a8293: Allegro A8293 SEC attached
DVB: registering new adapter (em28xx #0)
usb 1-1.2: DVB: registering adapter 0 frontend 0 (NXP TDA10071)...
em28xx #0: Successfully loaded em28xx-dvb


The firmware file dvb-fe-tda10071.fw is necessary to access the PCTV 460E stick. If this file is not located in the directory /lib/firmware the initialization of the driver will fail and produce the following log message:

tda10071: did not find the firmware file. (dvb-fe-tda10071.fw)

In such case the firmware file can be downloaded to the system with the help of the get_dvb_firmware script::

wget https://raw.github.com/torvalds/linux/master/Documentation/dvb/get_dvb_firmware
chmod a+x get_dvb_firmware

Execution of the script

./get_dvb_firmware   tda10071

will download the firmware file, which has to be copied to the right directory:

cp dvb-fe-tda10071.fw /lib/firmware

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