[mythtv-users] MythTV and twin-tuner Freesat

Nick Morrott knowledgejunkie at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 01:23:47 UTC 2009

2009/11/10 David North <david-mythtv-users at dnorth.net>:
> Dear All,
> I've been googling around for this and unable to find a definitive
> answer...pretty sure one of you will know, though:

I currently use a single tuner DVB-S card (Hauppauge Nova-S Plus), but...

> If I want twin-tuner freesat in Mythtv:
> (a) is there a decent linux-supported twin-tuner DVB-S card out there
> which is being successfully used with mythtv? Assume I don't care about
> DVB-S2 for now

The following PCIe card is reported as being supported under Linux
(and should therefore work like any other card in MythTV):


> (b) what do I need in terms of physical cabling from the dish? Do I need
> two separate coax cables to plug into the card? If anyone can post some
> photos of the back of a box with even one freesat tuner in it, that'd be
> really helpful.

You'll need a dual/quad LNB on your dish, and 2 (or more) cables
running down to your machine if using 2 (or more) separate DVB-S
tuners. Each card/input will have a female threaded F-type socket, and
you'll need F-type connectors on each lead. You may be able to use
'shotgun' cabling used for Sky+ installs - two cores in a single cable
- which gives a cleaner and less cluttered install. Either way, use
the best quality cable you can get.


Nick Morrott

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