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

Robert RobertCL at iname.com
Mon Jun 9 16:21:18 CEST 2008

On Mon, June 9, 2008 3:08 pm, Another Sillyname wrote:
> Surely the current DVB-S/S2 cards support multirec? (Assuming the
> channels are on the same Mux and use the same polarisation).
> J

Indeed they do, __assuming the channels are on the same Mux__ - which in
reality means I can record BBC1/2/3/4 or ITV1/2/3/4 or C4/FilmFour/???
simultaneously using a single DVB-S tuner.

Based on my personal viewing habits, a single DVB-S card is fine most of
the time, but I think 2 or 3 would be a better number!  The old "more
really is better".  :-)

> 2008/6/9 Robert <RobertCL at iname.com>:
>> 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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