[mythtv-users] DVB-S2 PCI-express cards

Terjesen Jens Peder Jens.Peder.Terjesen at devoteam.com
Wed Sep 28 09:48:32 UTC 2011

>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
>> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Staffan Pettersson
>> Sent: 27. september 2011 19:15
>> To: Discussion about MythTV
>> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] DVB-S2 PCI-express cards
>> Hi
>> I am in the process of upgrading my system with a second dvb-s2 card.
>> I have now a Happauge Wintv nova-S2 and is has been very stable. I
>> dont know where to buy the TBS cards in Sweden so i am wondering if
>> anyone have tried this card?
>> http://www.dvbshop.net/product_info.php/info/p2352_TeVii-S480-Dual-
>> DVB-S2-HDTV-PCIe-Diseqc-1-2-2-0-Low-profile.html
>> Is this card and linux drivers as stable as the Happauge Wintv Nova-
>> s2?
>> _______________________________________________

I have one of these in a test system and it seems to work well on OpenSUSE 11.3 with recent v4l-dvb drivers.
There is also a V6 version of this card available, but I am not quite sure of the status of the drivers for it.

One of the advantages of this card is that you can connect another dual tuner (DVB-S2 or combined DVB-C/DVB-T) to it and get four tuners on one PCIe slot. It also uses way less power than my Wintv nova-S2 and HVR-4000. My combined BE/FE uses about 60-75 watts recording and playing back at the same time.

I also have an Octopus PCIe interface card with one DVB-S2 and one DVB-C/T expansion, but the driver for this one is still very experimental.


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