[mythtv-users] Dual-tuner Freesat setup

Mike Baker mike.pixor at gmail.com
Wed Aug 20 15:03:17 UTC 2008

Hi Jim,

Everything I have read points to this card working fine with DVB-S  
drivers, so I will go for a couple of these, and that means I  
shouldn't need to upgrade the hardware for DVB-S2 later.

Things are looking good for my "ideal" system. It will be shut away in  
a cabinet behind a door (to keep my son's inquisitive fingers away),  
so I wanted a bluetooth remote. I see I can use my existing PS3  
remote, which is great news.


On 20 Aug 2008, at 14:05, James Skimming wrote:

> Hi Mike,
> I've been considering the same move for that DVB-S2 card. There's been
> discussion earlier on the subject.
> http://www.gossamer-threads.com/lists/mythtv/users/341247
> I'd prefer to go for a DVB-S2 card to future proof myself, should it
> become necessary e.g. Channel 4 (if it's to be broadcast unencrypted).
> What I'd like to know is can a DVB-S2 card (particularly the NOVA-HD- 
> S2)
> run with DVB-S drivers? That way, it'll just be a software upgrade  
> when
> DVB-S2 is required later.
> Jim.
> -----Original Message-----
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> Subject: [mythtv-users] Dual-tuner Freesat setup
> I'm new here, and after spending several days googling for answers, I
> hope this will be the right place to ask questions!
> I would like to build a dual-tuner Freesat box.
> Looking at http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB-S2_PCI_Cards
> lists a bunch of "experimental" DVB-S2 PCI cards. I was thinking of
> basing things around the Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-HD-S2 card. I wondered
> if anyone has used this, and can either tell me it works or not? Or
> are there any other recommendations?
> Of course, if anyone has already built a Freesat mythtv box, and can
> give any advice at all, I would be very grateful!
> Thanks,
> Mike.
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