[mythtv-users] Recommendations for satellite card - europe

John reidjr at btconnect.com
Wed Oct 28 17:04:30 UTC 2009

Terjesen Jens Peder wrote:
> Fra: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org] på vegne av Richard Morton [richard.e.morton at gmail.com]
> Sendt: 28. oktober 2009 15:35
> Til: Discussion about mythtv
> Emne: [mythtv-users] Recommendations for satellite card - europe
> Hi
> I have been considering satellite for some time and the time maybe now. O am being pestered for sinta klass and christmas lists!
> So looking for a satellite card for freesat in the uk and possibly other sat signals (otherhalf is dutch).
> Would prefer single dual tuner card but can't find one. Prefer ones that will do dvb-s and s2.
> Looking to use this with a static dish.
> Rich
> Suggestions
> Rich
> Please excuse brevity and mistakes, this email was composed on a mobile phone.
> Thanks and regards,
> Richard Morton
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> I have good experience with Hauppauge HVR-4000. Got three of them, two in my production MythTV box (DVB-S) and one in a test MythTv box (DVB-S2). This card also do DVB-T and analog TV/FM radio.
> The Hauppauge NOVA-HD-S2 has the same DVB-S/DVB-S2 hardware as the HVR-4000 but not DVB-T or analog input.
> Both cards are supported by 2.6.28 kernels and newer, or by resent v4l-dvb drivers.
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You had better be quick, the Sinterklaas Club starts on Monday (On RTL4) 

I use two Skystar2 cards both DVB-S, one pointed at 28.5 for and one at 
19.2 for NL. Most cards dont have CI slots or CAMS, and all of the Dutch 
channels are encoded apart from BVN.  There are "soft" alternatives to 
the Hardware CAM, but I will not discuss them here.

To get the equivalent of the UK Freesat bouquet [called the "set top 
box"  subscription] you will need to get , a satellite card with a CI 
interface ( for the CAM) a SECA cam, and an official subscription card 
from Canal +. The subscription will cost you about 70 euros a year  :-( 
It used to be free.

You can still get a "free" card but then there is a one of charge and 
you only get NL1,NL2 and NL3.  This is similar to the old setup with SKY 
and BBC. Although they are free, you need a decoder and a card to 
actually watch them (free to view rather than free to air)

Check out http://www.canaldigitaal.nl/zenderpakketten/zenderpakketten.aspx

good luck,


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