[linux-dvb] PCI multiple tuner cards?

Ralph Metzler rjkm at metzlerbros.de
Mon Aug 29 21:44:20 CEST 2005


Philip Prindeville writes:
 > Are there any cards out there that have multiple independent
 > tuners on them?  I.e. a single card that will take 2 or 4 separate
 > RF feeds and be able to tune each one separately?
 > 
 > I ask because we'd like to be able to tune multiple transponders
 > from the same satellite (or, if using a fixed dish with multiple
 > LNB's pointed at separate satellites, multiple satellites)
 > simultaneously with different polarization, etc.
 > 
 > Putting multiple cards with a single tuner into a box is a
 > possibility, but...  There's a lot of empty real-estate on most
 > PCI boards that I've seen, so it shouldn't be too much trouble
 > to fit 2 (or even 4) receivers onto the same tuner board (and
 > the form factor of board we're using here only supports 2
 > PCI slots anyway).

There are some dual DVB-T cards but I did not see a dual DVB-S card yet.


Ralph




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