[linux-dvb] (maybe OT) Recommendation for DVB-C card for home made receiver/recorder

Thomas Kaiser linux-dvb at kaiser-linux.li
Fri Sep 14 19:43:33 CEST 2007

Bernhard Denner wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using a Haupauge Nexus-CA for 2 years now and I'm very satisfied with it.
> But actually don't now if there are any better (maybe HDTV) cards on  
> the market now.
> Software: I think VDR is the right software you are looking for.
> You can watch, record (cat, burn, convert the recordings), stream TV  
> programs with it, has many many plugins and can handle up to 4  
> DVB-S/C/T cards.
> http://www.vdr-wiki.de (german)
> http://www.linuxtv.org/vdrwiki (english)
> Bernhard


Thanks for the links. The VDR Project cam not to my mind at the time I wrote 
this email. And I did not know that there is a lot of information about hardware 
on the VDR Wiki :-)

Is LinVDR the right way to go or should I use an other distribution?


>> Hello
>> Our cable TV provider here in Liechtenstein moves more and more channels
>> to DVB-C. Now, I am thinking of building my own DVB-C receiver/recorder
>> based on Linux because I couldn't find one which pleases my needs.
>> I have the following situation:
>> 1 TV in the bed room which is a 20" TFT Monitor (VGA connection) and a
>> normal TV set in the living room. For the living room I would like to
>> have a box where I can view and recorder at the same time (2 DVB-C
>> cards). In the bed room is only viewing needed and play back the movies
>> I have recorded in the living room over LAN. Of course, these boxes
>> should be as silent as possible ;-)
>> Any recommendation is warmly welcome. Also for motherboard, processor
>> and so on.
>> Thanks, Thomas
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