[mythtv-users] Satellite TV and MythTV, getting started

Ian Liverton mythtv-users at ianliverton.co.uk
Thu Jan 22 07:38:51 UTC 2009

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of john
> Sent: 22 January 2009 06:14
> To: marc at marcchamberlin.com; Discussion about mythtv
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] Satellite TV and MythTV, getting started
> On Jan 21, 2009, at 10:33 PM, Marc Chamberlin wrote:
> > I guess the time has arrived and I must byte the bullet on this so...
> > I live out in the countryside and with the upcoming switch to HD TV,
> > and I have determined that over the air  HDTV will not be an option
> > for me (too far away and signal reception is pretty bad).
> > Nor is cable possible. So that leaves satellite. I been researching
> on
> > the internet and monitoring this group and the MythTV website, but
> not
> > really finding a good answer on just what is the best way to
> > accomplish merging satellite TV with MythTV.

> > I suspect that the video output from the satellite set top box, for
> > most of their regular channels, will be straight NTSC that I can feed
> > directly into my current Hauppauge 350 card?
> More or less true for standard def channels.
> > And I am guessing that, like with cable TV set top boxes, I just set
> > and leave the Hauppauge 350 tuner on channel 3 or 4

This is probably a silly question, but why can't DVB-S cards supported by
linux-dvb drivers be used?  This is an area I'm looking at implementing next
year in the UK, so any information would be helpful.

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