[mythtv-users] Looking for new DVB-S+CAM based backend hardware recommendations

Andrew Lyon andrew.lyon at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 17:28:12 UTC 2007


On 8/26/07, Nick F <nikos.f at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> On 8/26/07, Phil Jordan <lists at philjordan.eu> wrote:
> >
> > With that out of the way, the available DVB-S tuners with CI slots or
> > adapters I could find are:
> >
> > [1] "DigitalRise DVB-S PCI Sat CI (1034)" (seems to be a rebranded
> > Twinhan "1034")
> > [2] "Twinhan VisionDTV DVB-S PCI Sat CI (1030A/1032A)"
> > [3] "DigitalRise DVB-S2 PCI Sat CI (1041)" (seems to be a rebranded
> > Twinhan "1041")
> > [4] "TechnoTrend Budget S-1500, PCI" combined with "TechnoTrend TT
> > Budget CI extension"
>
>
> I use your option [4] which works well with Myth in the UK.  Support is
> built in to most recent kernels and is an 'out the box' solution.  I've not
> tried one, but was advised to avoid S2 cards for now since Linux support
> isn't mature.  BBC HD doesn't currently need S2 support.
>


I am also using [4] in the UK and it works ok, sometimes I get a corrupted
display and have to restart the backend, but thats quite rare these days and
I am generally very happy with it.

BBC HD can be decoded using CoreAVC Codec and a patch
http://code.google.com/p/coreavc-for-linux/

andy


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