I finally got the new DVB generator up and running, and spent the afternoon debugging the PCTV 340e. The digital support is now working!
As always, there are a bunch of caveats:
The testing as of this point has been *very* limited. I have basically confirmed that tuning works with tzap/mplayer with 8MHz DVB-T.
The code needs a bunch of cleanup before it could go into the mainline. It’s also based off a version of the v4l-dvb tree that is several months old and needs to be rebased against the current tip. This means that if you have other tuners that require a recent version of the v4l-dvb tree, you’re not going to be able to use the 340e at the same time as your other tuner.
The firmware can be found here:
I am not responsible/liable if the device burns your house down or something. 😉
Support is limited to digital only. There is no analog support forthcoming unless someone adds analog support to the underlying dvb-usb framework.
I haven’t done the power management for the xc4000 tuner yet, so it will stay warm even when you are not actively watching a TV with it.
Of course, I am interested in feedback from testers, both positive and negative. It’s all too common to only hear from users when things are broken. If you try the code and it works for you, please spend a minute to post a comment below, even if it’s just a three word “works for me” comment.
UPDATE 12-28-2009 0924: When commenting, could you please tell me roughly where you are located, so I can get some idea how much of the functionality is being exercised (in terms of modulations, frequency ranges, etc). Also what applications you tested with would be helpful. Thanks!