I finally got a chance to do some testing with the PCTV 74e, using the GPL reference driver that Abilis provided. I’m happy to report that at least our initial testing shows that it works out of the box!
Testers are welcome to try the following hg tree:
hg clone http://kernellabs.com/hg/~dheitmueller/v4l-dvb-as102
Note, under Ubuntu if you receive errors about not being able to compile the firedtv driver, open “v4l/.config” and change the firedtv=m to be firedtv=n.
You will need to get the firmware from the following location and copy it to /lib/firmware
The code will still need some codingstyle fixes in order to be accepted upstream, but it appears from a functional perspective to work properly as-is.
Thanks go out to Rainer Miethling from PCTV Systems for working to get the driver released under the GPL and Pierrick Hascoet from Abilis for authoring the driver.
Feedback welcome (both positive or negative) by commenting below.