[mythtv-users] BGT3600 - Ultimate UK DVB-T2 and DVB-S2 Tuner?

Simon Jones sijones2010 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 30 08:45:51 UTC 2011

On 30 October 2011 06:56, Mark Gardner <Mark at thegardners.me.uk> wrote:
> I agree with you to an extent Simon. But does anyone know of any working and reliable T2 or S2 tuners?

Yep, I have a NOVA T 500 Dual tuner and DVICO Dual Tuner for DVB-T to
give me 4 tuners on that, I have the TeVii S660 for 2 DVB-S2 tuners
and a pinnacle pctv t2 290e for DVB-T2 which is only set for the HD
mux and then 5 virtual tuners off it.

> I currently run Myth on a Revo so am currently limited to USB tuners. I've tried and utterly failed with a TeVii S660 (S2). Ok, i'm a Linux novice but that device has caused me two distro upgrades in order to get my DVB-T tuner working again! I am prepared to change hardware if necessary if i can find reliable tuners.

Drivers for the S660 are only in quite new kernels, at least 2.6.39 is
required, same goes the the T2 290e.

> It's a shame Linux drivers are seemingly second fiddle to Windows drivers. The BGT3600 would seem to be the ideal card if the drivers ever become available. From reading up on it it will support 4 concurrent recordings on separate muxs in any combination of 2 of each of T T2 S or S2 in Win MC.

The DVB-T and DVB-T2 tuners are perfect, I'll agree to some extent
that the S660 is a bit fidderly, but the correct firmware and a newer
kernel and you'll be fine.

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