[mythtv-users] DVB-T card

John rwc at bestpond.com
Sun Sep 9 09:31:32 UTC 2012

Hi Vincent,

Vincent McIntyre wrote:
> On 9/9/12, John <rwc at bestpond.com> wrote:
> ...
>> However I switched to using  USB cards the Asus  My Cinema U3100 Mini, I
>> have a couple and they have been quite OK. More recently I discovered
>> the PS3 Playstation "PlayTV " available at good prices from Dick Smith
>> or JB Hi-Fi especially during sales.
>> That has dual inbuilt tuners and uses the same driver as the Asus U3100
>> i.e. dvb-usb-dib0700 firmware. I have found them to just work out of the
>> box with my system, using openSUSE 12.1 & 12.2.
> John, can I clarify a couple of things here:
> 1. are these PCI (PCIe, PCI-X) cards with USB bridges, like the old
> dvico dual 4 ?
The Winfast cards are PCI single tuners (I doubt if they are available 
now)I am not familiar with the dvico they have tended to be a bit pricey 
for my needs.

> 2. Do you just disassemble the playtv and insert them in your backend?
The playtv has the tuners encased and basically has a usb  and a TV 
connector in a small box I simply plug the usb into a mythbox and 
connect a tv cable to the socket. No dismantling at all. I might add 
that I maximise the multiplex options so I can do several shows at once.

> Relative to the OP I have been pondering getting one of these quad
> tuners [1] now that there is a driver in mainline (as of a few months
> ago). Curious if anyone on the list has one.
> Cheers
> [1] http://www.digitalnow.com.au/product_pages/Quad.html


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