[mythtv-users] UK Freview HD isers - what specs are your frontends

David Campbell dave at cpfc.org
Fri Mar 30 06:37:15 UTC 2007

Stroller wrote:
> On 29 Mar 2007, at 14:00, David Campbell wrote:
>>> ...
>>> A DVB-S card will allow you to record hi-def BBC and all the other
>>> free-to-air channels on satellite. You _may_ be able to record Sky
>>> using an appropriate 3rd-part CAM card, but even if you prefer to use
>>> the Sky box a 4-way LNB will allow you to use the disk for that & for
>>> MythTV at the same time.
>> This is very interesting but I am a little lost.
>> Can you explain the differences between the DVB-T and DVB-S ...
> DVB-T stands for "Digital Video Broadcast - Terrestrial", DVB-S for  
> "Digital Video Broadcast - Satellite".
> As you connect a DVB-T card to a freeview aerial to receive digital  
> freeview TV, you connect a DVB-S card to a satellite dish to receive  
> digital channels on the Sky satellite. Some of the channels on Sky  
> are encrypted, mostly the "for pay" ones, but the selection of free  
> channels is compatible with those available via freeview.
> As I understand it the Sky dish is mounted on the wall & mounted on  
> an arm in front of it is an "LNB". A co-axial cable connects the LNB  
> to the DBV-S card; dual- and quad-LNBs are available which allow  
> multiple co-axial cables to be connected to multiple TV cards. Can  
> anyone confirm whether this is correct?
>> ... and how
>> DVB-S would allow a system incapable of decoding H264 to be able to  
>> do it?
> Ah, sorry - it wouldn't. I didn't see that mentioned in the post I  
> replied to.
>> I already have a Sky dish - just no Sky HD box.
> I believe the you could fairly easily & cheaply receive some  
> satellite channels, then.

I'm missing the whole relevance to UK HD with the DVB-S discussion.


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