[linux-dvb] Recommended hardware for DVB-C
gmsoft at tuxicoman.be
Mon Jul 23 14:20:12 CEST 2007
Don't buy any card based on the stv0297 tuner such as the
technisat cablestar. I've had very poor experience with them while
tuning to QAM256 channels.
There is a lot of packet loss while other cards works just fine.
I've a satelco easywatch that works quite well but I didn't tested the
On Mon, 23 Jul 2007 14:04:15 +0200
Dag Stenstad <linuxtv at stenstad.net> wrote:
> I'm going to set up a distributed media center solution at home, and
> are wondering what hardware I should use for encoding.
> My cable provider is Canal Digital, and as far as I can see almost all
> channels are encrypted with Conax and distributed with DVB-C QAM64. I
> have a valid smartcard subscription.
> I would like to be able to use 3-4 tuners at the same time, sharing
> the same CI/CAM. My current PVR provided by Canal Digital has 2 or 3
> tuners. Is this possible right now or in a not too distant time frame?
> Which available DVB-C cards has a working CI for a Conax CAM?
> Is there any cards in this category with multiple DVB-C tuners?
> Which is recommended?
> Will these card(s) support HDTV (Using QAM256 probably?) when my
> providers launches this?
> I will do all processing on the CPU, so MPEG offloading is not
> I've looked at the kernel documentation, documentation at linuxtv.org,
> the mailing lists and at Google without finding the answer, so I hope
> someone here can help.
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