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James_from_France
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Pinnacle Miro PCTV

Post by James_from_France » Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:11 pm

Hello,

Is it possible to use a Pinnacle Miro PCTV as a SDR ?
I used to (nearly 20 years ago) hear planes with the TV software.

Thanks for your help.

Regards,

James
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Re: Pinnacle Miro PCTV

Post by rtlsdrblog » Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:54 pm

Only RTL2832U based devices are supported by the RTL-SDR project.

Though there were some older TV cards that did have SDR capability, but very limited in frequency range and bandwidth I think. Maybe this is one of them. Very few if any people are using those though, so not much support around for them.

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Re: Pinnacle Miro PCTV

Post by James_from_France » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:43 pm

Never mind.

Thanks for your answer.

Regards,

James.

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Re: Pinnacle Miro PCTV

Post by Username » Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:25 pm

The problem is the normal TV Hardware have some Hardware Filter and other stuff who not work.

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Re: Pinnacle Miro PCTV

Post by snn47 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:50 pm

To get an answer you have to provide more information.

Which services/signals do you mean by "hear planes"?
SW, VHF/UHF, L-Band or higher?
Which product designation has your card?
Is it for terrestrial or satellite TV use?

While the other reply is correct, that RTL-SDR based software is not supported, the turner itself seems to be a hyperband capable European terrestrial TV turner, intended for reception of analogue TV channels , including all CATV channels defined for Europe up to around 800 MHz, and can be usefull for DIY projects.

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Re: Pinnacle Miro PCTV

Post by James_from_France » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:45 pm

Hello,

I used to use this TV card to 'descramble' a French TV channel called 'Canal +'. In those days, it was analog terrestrial TV.
I bought that particular card because it had a chip called BT848, which was necessary to descramble 'Canal +'. (I don't know why, maybe something to do with video overlay?).
I presume that the planes I heard were on the regular air band, in the 120Mhz.
The TV part of the card was a VHF / UHF tuner.
What sort of DIY projects are you thinking of?
Thanks for answering.
Regards,
James.

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