[mythtv-users] Dvb-s HD uk freesat and USB tuners

Andre Newman mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk
Wed Jan 6 00:26:23 UTC 2010

On 5 Jan 2010, at 19:55, Greg Cope wrote:

> 2010/1/5 Andre Newman <mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk>:
>>> - Do I need dvb-s2 tuners?
>> Not right now, BBC HD and ITV-HD are both DVBS transmissions. This could change at any time, maybe even by the time you read this email :-)
>> I wouldn't buy DVBS tuners for the UK right now, I'd guess that when ITV get their court decision on advertising revenues (February) there could be a switch very soon after that, maybe before if CH4 HD decide to launch on Freesat, they just launched E4HD, maybe that's a sop to Sky so they can go free to air.
> Thanks Andree, but you lost me there - do not buy an DVB-S or DVB-S2?

I wouldn't buy DVB-S because a change to DVB-S2 is imminent, if not overdue, some BBC R&D people were telling me a year ago they were planning to change by Easter, well that didn't happen, hence overdue...

Buy DVBS-2, then you are future proof, well mildly resistant anyway :-)


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