[linux-dvb] Tuner sensitivity - details not on linux dvb wiki?

Nico Sabbi nicola_sabbi at fastwebnet.it
Sun Mar 4 13:32:34 CET 2007

Nico Sabbi wrote:
> Thomas Pinz - DC2RPT wrote:
>> In my personal experience, the differences between the devices are 
>> most time very small and i could not recommend a device which is 
>> better than all others.
>> Kind regards,
>> Thomas Pinz
> theory apart (that I don't understand at all), in my experience
> some cards have abysmally better tuning performance than others,
> in the sense that while my Airstar2 receives everything available here
> with exceptional signal integrity other pci/usb receivers I tried
> either received absolutely nothing or at most 2/3 of the frequencis 
> tuned by
> the Airstar2, often with a lot of glitches.

I forgot to say that the worst receiver I tried (an usb stick
that tuned next to nothing) had the same demodulator as the Airstar2 
(the mt352);
this fact alone says a lot about the quality of the single tuners

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