[mythtv-users] Hauppauge HVR-4400 and similar
Terjesen Jens Peder
Jens.Peder.Terjesen at devoteam.com
Thu Dec 8 14:42:40 UTC 2011
Tim Draper wrote:
i sent my TBS 6981 card back for warranty, and i've given up hope of ever seeing it again. i forsee a refund being sent out by the supplier (although thats yet to be brought up... 1 week togo untill i can claim for the 'lost in transit').
i'm wondering about the HVR-4400 as a replacement, however there is one bit of info i cannot find: does it handle dual DVB-S(2) and
DVB-T(2) feeds? ie: 4 inputs?
the specs on hauppauge.com shows it supports each of those formats, which is good, but i specifically want 2x DVB-S2 (primary TV signal), and DVB-T(2) (low priority in mythtv, as i get weak signal, but good enough if DVB-S is in use).
does the card allow it, or will mythtv only allow 2 inputs; 1x dvb-s, 1x dvb-t?
other alternatives are an option, but since the backend is running on an ITX board, i only have 1x PCIe slot available, hence a hybrid card.
my current solution is the RMA'd dual DVB-S2 pcie card, and a USB DVB-T which has proven to be very fussy.
Digital devices have a variety of low profile dual tuner cards that can be connected to each other or to a separate PCIe bridge.
This means you can have up to four dual tuner cards on one PCIe socket. You do need space for the tuner cards though.
I have written about my experience with these cards on this list not so long ago in a few different threads.
This is one of them:
A little correction on the state of driver support for Linux; The DVB-S2 cards and the Octopus PCIe bridge card seems to work quite well, but the DVB-C/T card is unstable.
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