[mythtv-users] TBS 6980/6981 vs TeVii S480

Pieter De Wit pieter at insync.za.net
Tue Feb 21 07:52:03 UTC 2012

On 21/02/2012 20:38, Andy Sheen wrote:
> Hi Rajil,
> I've not got a system which hibernates so can't comment on that, but I
> do have a system with the S480 in. I only bought it a week or so ago,
> but they have been 100% reliable so far (with one caveat - see below).
> I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and MthTV 0.23.1-fixes and had to download and
> compile the liplianin driver set from the instuctions here:
> http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/TeVii_S480
> I also had to get the firmware from TeVii:
> wget http://www.tevii.com/s2_liplianin_1.tar
> tar xvf s2_liplianin_1.tar
> cd tevii_s2_liplianin-eb8a914cd499/linux/firmware/
> cp dvb-fe-ds3000.fw dvb-usb-s660.fw /lib/firmware/
> as that wasn't in the package. The card sprang to life and has been
> faultless since. It is supposed to be supported in the 2.6.39 kernel
> directly, but I didn't try this.
> One point of note though. I had a USB Hauppauge Nova-T DVB stick in.
> Typing lsusb with both cards in (although the TeVii is a PCI-e it
> appears to the OS as a USB device) locked up lsusb. I was migrating away
> from DVB-T and removed the DVB-T device and lsusb worked fine.
> Andy
> Rajil Saraswat wrote on Mon 20 Feb at 23:12 UK time
>> Hi all,
>> I am on a lookout for a PCIex card with dual tuners. I have seen some
>> posts about TB6980/6981 in linux but there is not much information
>> about TeVii S480. Has anybody tried the later with mythtv? Both seem
>> to be similarly priced.
>> I want to ideally go with a card which has a driver in the kernel
>> (futureproof). Also, the card needs to support S3, as my combined
>> BE/FE is mostly going to be in that state. Any recommendations?
>> Cheers.
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Mind sharing the connections you have to the card. Dual LNB ? Multiple 
transponders ? Multiple directions Hor vs Vert ?

I am trying to find a card that will allow me to access two transponders 
on Optus D1, both on horizontal direction, all via a single LNB :)



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