[mythtv-users] MythTV and twin-tuner Freesat

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 02:01:56 UTC 2009

On Wed, Nov 11, 2009 at 2:23 PM, Nick Morrott <knowledgejunkie at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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):
> http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/NetUP_Dual_DVB_S2_CI
>> (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

Not necessarily. Here in NZ I use a single LNB and a single cable,
which is then split by a splitter and goes into two DVB-S cards.

However we are lucky here in that all the useful stuff on the
satellite (optus d1) is horizontal polarity. If it was a mix of
horizontal and vertical I think I would need 2 LNB's.

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