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Raspberry Pi TV HAT (CE07176)

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This add-on board lets you receive digital DVB-T2 TV streams on your Raspberry Pi to view them or stream them over a network to other devices.

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Hi I wondered how the TV hat fits into the PI400? Do I need an extension header GPIO cable?. Or will the extension block that comes with the TV hat be adequate? Thanks

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Hi David, Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

I’ve just tested a TV HAT from stock with the included extended headers and it’s not quite enough space once the RF socket is connected.
I’d recommend using a GPIO ribbon cable extender with the Pi400.

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Hi Trent,

Thanks for this advice, have ordered and will apply as you suggest.

Cheers
David

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Hi there… Does anyone know if there’s room for a fan or heat sink in the TV hat case with the TV hat installed? Specifically, this case… https://core-electronics.com.au/the-pi-hut-tv-hat-case-for-raspberry-pi-v2-0.html

PS… I’m a total noob

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Looks like you’d probably fit something low profile, like the Pimoroni fan shim, or a small heatsink from the assembly images:

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Cheers, mate!

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I agree, that’d be the best option unless you’ve got other HATs that you’re trying to fit into the set up too. I’ve linked it below for anyone who needs it:

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Thanks, guys… I’ve got some parts on the way… I’ll post here with pics of my build.

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Please do! We love to see what people make and hear back about how useful our advice was in case you find another solution.

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Photos below… In order to add the fan shim, I had to exclude a spacer below the pi and a spacer above the TV hat (and a screw). I don’t mind, though. Everything feels tight and doesn’t feel flimsy (although, I haven’t powered up the pi yet). If it poses a problem (most likely with noise) I could source some different sized spacers to complete the job. Otherwise, I’m happy.




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