[linux-dvb] Thinking about buying a DVB-S Card

Eduard Huguet eduardhc at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 14:17:35 CET 2007


2007/11/27, Robert Longbottom <RobertCL at iname.com>:
>
> On Tue, November 27, 2007 9:03 am, Eduard Huguet wrote:
> > Hi,
> >     I'm thinking about adding DVB-S support to my MythTV computer, which
> > at
> > current time uses only a Hauppauge Nova-T 500 dual-tuner DVB-T card. As
> I
> > have only another free PCI slot I'm considering the following
> > possibilities:
> >
> >
> >    - LifeView FlyDVB Trio (DVB-T, DVB-S and analog / FM)
> >    - Hauppauge HVR-3000 (DVB-T, DVB-S and analog / FM)
> >    - LifeView Fly DVB-S (DVB-S only)
> >    - Hauppauge Nova-S Plus (DVB-S only)
> >    -
> >
> > ¿Does anybody know of any issues of these cards under Linux / MythTV I
> > should be aware of? Apparently all of them are fully supported by V4L,
> so
> > there shouldn't be problems, at least in theory...
> >
> > My preferred choice at this time are the FlyDVB Trio or the HVR-3000, as
> > I'd
> > get another extra DVB-T tuner along with the DVB-S one, and even an
> analog
> > /
> > FM one. However, I'm not sure of how really well supported are these
> > cards,
> > specially the Hauppauge...
> >
> > Regarding the FlyDVB Trio and the HVR-3000: ¿are the different tuners
> > (DVB-T, DVB-S and analog) really independent? I mean, ¿can I be
> > simutaneously recording a DVB-T and a DVB-S stream at the same time?
>
> Regarding the HVR-3000, linux support for it isn't great - some drivers
> were developed by Steven Toth, but they never made it into the mainline
> kernel and I think he's pretty much abandoned them in favour of supporting
> the HVR-4000.
>
> As for simultaneous recordings, whenever I've tried to record DVB-S and
> Analog at the same time it hasn't worked - one or the other has stopped.
> I don't know if this is a limitation of the drivers or the card.
>
> Saying that I have DVB-s working with Mythtv, but I never use the analog
> or DVB-T parts of the card - I feel I'd be better off with a Nova-S or
> something similar.
>
> Thats my experience anyway.
> Robert.
>
>

Thank you very much. So according to the info you gave me then the HVR-3000
is really not a good option for me, as I'd really want to use both the DVB-T
and DVB-S, probably at the same time.

Do anybody knows if the same thing apply for LifeView FlyDVB Trio?

Thank you very much,
  Eduard
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