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

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Nov 28 09:51:46 CET 2007

On 28/11/2007, Eduard Huguet <eduardhc at gmail.com> wrote:

> By the way, I don't know if for future HDTV it will be enough with a DVB-S
> card or else I'll need a DVB-S2 card. ¿Could someone make this point clear?

You'll need a DVB-S2 card for HDTV/H.264 broadcast material when it
becomes available (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVB-S2 for more

I picked up a Hauppauge Nova-S Plus for testing and recording of
free-to-air (FTA) available DVB-S material as the card is well
supported. The newer DVB-S2 API is still a work in progress, although
some cards may work well with the latest V4L/kernel (see
http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_Devices). I'm holding off
getting a DVB-S2 card until things are more stable and more FTA
material is available to make it worthwhile.

Nick Morrott

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