[mythtv-users] Freesat, UK and which internal card ?

Paul thannet at gmail.com
Tue Jun 17 11:40:09 UTC 2008

Thanks for the information. I would be interested to know how you get on
with your card, where did you purchase it from may I ask ?
As I do not want to make an expensive mistake and buy two that I can
never use.


On Tue, 2008-06-17 at 11:50 +0100, Robert wrote:
> On Tue, June 17, 2008 11:42 am, Andrew Williams wrote:
> > 2008/6/17 Paul <thannet at gmail.com>:
> >> I have the sad state of affairs that Freeview around where I live is
> >> marginal to say the least, get so many dropouts with my Nova-T 500 that
> >> I am considering going over to Freesat. Can anyone confirm which
> >> internal cards work? Quite fancy the idea of HD too. Did read at some
> >> stage there where issues with the EPG ?
> >
> > I've just bought a Technotrend S-1401 which seems to work OK with
> > 2.6.24, I've not got my dish up yet to try out the signal but the card
> > is detected and I have no nasty error messages.
> >
> > As for the EPG, I noticed a patch went into trunk last week to decode
> > the EIT data. I'm not sure if this is going into -fixes (I've not been
> > following the -dev thread) but i'm going to try apply the patch to
> > fixes soon.
> >
> As far as I know any DVB-S card that works with Linux should be fine.  I'm
> currently using an HVR-3000 and have just ordered a Technotrend S-1500
> which I've read works fine.
> In the past, I've got now and next data from EIT scanning, but I mainly
> use xmltv to grab listings from the radiotimes website.
> Robert.
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