[mythtv-users] New frontend, possible secondary backend use

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Mon Jan 24 05:26:45 UTC 2011

On Fri, Jan 21, 2011 at 11:32 PM, James Thorpe
<james at pawsforthorpe.co.uk> wrote:
> Hi List,
> I have a primary backend with 2 DVB-S2 PCI cards in it, along with a Revo
> running a frontend running one of my TVs.  Currently the second (larger) tv
> is in another part of the house with an old sky box running it.  With the
> recent announcement of F1 2011 in HD, it's provided me with extra impetus to
> get on with pulling network cables around the new house - including to the
> other TV.  I've not had any problems with my revo - indeed it was running
> the larger TV in our old house, so I'd quite happily stick another one in
> there and use it.
> However - as mentioned that TV currently has an old sky box on it - ie
> there's a satellite feed.  It seems to make sense that at some point it
> might be worth hooking that up as a 3rd tuner - but obviously there's no
> space in a revo for a pci card :)  Has anyone got any experience with USB
> DVB-S2 tuners (in the UK especially) with Myth?

No experience, but does this help?


> Alternatively, do any
> HDHR-like devices exist for DVB-S/2 -

This device (somewhere on the maker's website) claims myth support,
but I have never seen it discussed in this list.

> I think there was talk a while back of
> a new one supporting DVB-T

Yes there is an HDHR DVB-T, not an S afaik.

>but terrestrial reception around here is useless
> - I'm hoping the digital switchover might fix that later this year...!
> I'm on 0.23-Fixes on mythbuntu currently, but am planning on a full upgrade
> to 0.24 this weekend.
> Cheers,
> James.
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