[mythtv-users] Please help me get kick-started with MythTV+DVB-S(2)

Nick F nikos.f at gmail.com
Mon Nov 5 23:27:02 UTC 2007

On Nov 5, 2007 11:20 PM, Neil Trotter <neil at nook.demon.co.uk> wrote:
> I've been reading around for a few weeks now, trying to discover compatible
> DVB-S cards.   Unless I'm missing it somehow, http://pvrhw.goldfish.org
> doesn't list any MythTV installations with DVB-S cards.  I favour DVB-S as I
> have a dual-LNB satellite dish on the roof left over from a Sky+
> installation (I'm in the UK).  I see Hauppage offer the WinTV Nova S Plus, &
> the WinTV Nova HD S2, but haven't been able to find any reports of whether
> these work with MythTV or not.

The Technotrend Budget S-1500 DVB-S card works well with Myth.  I've
also used a Skystar 2 card successfully.  I would personally avoid a
S2 card for now since the Linux drivers are immature.  BBC HD (via
DVB-S) can be picked up with a 'regular' S card.  The Sky HD channels
(and many other European HD channels) require a S2 card.

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