[linux-dvb] UK Freesat twin tuner USB/PCI/PCI-E

Mike Beeson michaelbeeson at gmail.com
Mon Jun 9 16:15:40 CEST 2008

Thanks everyone. This is really helpful info.

I'd like to go DVB-S2 for future compatibility as I don't want to junk the
tuners and get new ones if the BBC or ITV decide to go to DVB-S2. It looks
like the Technotrend S3600 is the best option at the moment.

My main concern is having two of these USB and whether I will get any
trouble with this??


On 09/06/2008, Robert <RobertCL at iname.com> wrote:
> On Mon, June 9, 2008 1:30 pm, Mike Beeson wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> > I've searched high and low, but can't find a product (either USB, PCI or
> > PCI-E) that can allow me to have twin tuners and pick up the UK freesat
> > service (with BBC and ITV HD content). Does such a thing exist?
> >
> > I wouldn't mid going with 2 single tuner USB products, but even then I'm
> > not
> > sure what is required.
> >
> > The wiki pages don't seem to offer any light and neither does a large
> > amount
> > of googling.
> >
> I've been looking for the same thing for a while, and haven't found
> anything.  I was planning on buying the Technotrend S-1500 (PCI card)
> which appears to be fairly well supported.
> I think someone else has said it, but all freesat broadcasts are currently
> DVB-S only.  I can currently get BBCHD and ITVHD using the DVB-S part of
> my HVR-3000 (Analog + DVB-T + DVB-S hybrid card)
> I think that DVB-S2 support in Linux is still fairly new, and not
> officially supported by (m)any apps (VDR or MythTv)
> Robert.
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