[linux-dvb] Re: DVB-S card recommendations?

Luis Ochoa luis.m.ochoa at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 17:50:40 CEST 2005


Hi guys.
Any takers on this?
I'm in the exact same boat as Mike below and would like to get an
opinion from the more experienced members on the list.

Thanks!

On Fri Sep  2 13:31:51 2005, Mike Barnard <mike at bleeding-head.com> wrote:
>    Hi, all! I've been looking over the various cards supported by
> linux-dvb at this URL:
>
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Supported_DVB_cards
>
>    None of the cards listed seem to have exactly what I'm looking for,
> or the information presented doesn't answer my questions, so I'm coming
> here to the list in the hopes that people can point me in the right
> direction.
>
>    My goal is to receive DVB-S in North America. I'm looking for a card
> that will support access to raw transport streams (TS) and which
> supports as broad a range of data rates as possible (I'd like to receive
> low data rate signals, like radio-over-satellite, as well as TV
> broadcasts). Ideally I'd like a card with IF passthrough (a sat-out
> connector), and a bus bandwidth that can handle HDTV transport streams
> as well, but these aren't absolutely essential. Mostly I'm just
> interested in receiving as wide a range of free-to-air stuff as
> possible, as well as being able to pick apart transport streams at a low
> level. And, of course, a card that has pretty solid driver support would
> be nice, too, so I don't have to mess around too much with
> CVS/development drivers, kernel patches, etc. (but I will if that's what
> it takes). I'm not interested in subscription services, so a CI slot is
> unnecessary.
>
>    Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
>
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