[linux-dvb] usb 2.0 v pci

Dave Chapman dave at dchapman.com
Sun Jun 5 23:39:56 CEST 2005


Dirk Koopman wrote:
> Does anybody have any metrics as to which is better:-
> 
> 1. a cheapo PCI card (say a conexant based one like the Hauppauge
> nova-T).
> 2. a USB based unit.
> 
> I am toying with the idea of making a central server with all the
> Freeview multiplexes available in parallel (6 devices). There are no
> easily available 6 PCI slot motherboards (that I know of) and, anyway, I
> would need another slot for a suitable NIC to allow a decent network
> topology thru the switch.

A better solution could be two servers, each with 3 PCI DVB cards.  That
would leave space for a network card if the on-board NICs weren't suitable.

But I'm curious to know why you would need such a beast...

Dave.




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