[linux-dvb] DVB-S (USB/powerpc) purchasing advice

Matthew Bloch matthew at bytemark.co.uk
Sat Nov 24 01:59:00 CET 2007


I'm looking to buy a DVB-S receiver to try alongside my working DVB-T 
setup (a Hauppage Nova-T USB2).

Ideally I'd like a USB2 device with a driver that works on powerpc and 
somewhere selling 'em in the UK for <$100 :-) but I'm not sure how 
realistic that is.  I see quite a few of these on eBay:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/USB-2-0-DVB-S-Satellite-HDTV-TV-receiver-w-Remote-SAT_W0QQitemZ180183701751QQihZ008QQcategoryZ3761QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD2VQQcmdZViewItem

But there's no brand, chipset, anything to go on so I'm wary.  Is anyone 
out there using a DVB-S USB device under Linux reliably?  I can see the 
WinTV Nova-S USB but I assume the hardware could be little relation to 
the reliable DVB-T box I'm using at the moment.  If it's not really 
viable I have another x86 box where a regular PCI card could live, where 
I assume there is more choice.

Any pointers would be appreciated from someone who knew the kernel 
driver support better than me, or simply has a working setup.

-- 
Matthew




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