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Topic # 138216 25-Dec-2013 17:02 Send private message

Hi guys,

I'm looking for a dual or Quad Dvb-t tuner that has Linux support for use with MythTV. I'm looking for a pci-e one as I'm limited with pci slots on my motherboard.

Does anyone have any suggestions for this?

Your help is appreciated :)

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  Reply # 957371 25-Dec-2013 23:52 Send private message

www.tbsdtv.com they sell DVB-T tuners (dual for certain, not sure about quad). I am using their DVB-S2 6981s at present.



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  Reply # 957374 26-Dec-2013 00:02 Send private message

Benoire: www.tbsdtv.com they sell DVB-T tuners (dual for certain, not sure about quad). I am using their DVB-S2 6981s at present.

As far as I can see they only do DVB-S and other variants, I'm looking for a DVB-T Tuner, but thanks for the link.

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  Reply # 957442 26-Dec-2013 09:45 Send private message

The 6285 looks to be Quad DVB-T2 which should work fine with DVB-T, otherwise the BlackGold tuners have a good reputation but aren't cheap.

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  Reply # 957639 26-Dec-2013 17:27 Send private message

mm1352000: Another option is DigitalNow:
http://www.digitalnow.com.au/product_pages/Quad.html



This does look promising - Does anyone have any experience with running these under Linux? I can see it does state Linux support but I'd want to make sure that was supported before spending over $200NZD on a card.

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  Reply # 957735 26-Dec-2013 22:29 Send private message

PANiCnz: The 6285 looks to be Quad DVB-T2 which should work fine with DVB-T, otherwise the BlackGold tuners have a good reputation but aren't cheap.

I thought I'd seen DVB-T/T2 cards from them before... TBS must have discontinued the development as they're not on the website, but I guess you can still purchase them until stock expires.

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  Reply # 957910 27-Dec-2013 11:25 Send private message

I've got a HVR2200 which works well, subject to reception. My reception is a bit borderline for the built in splitter.

Also look at the HVR2250




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  Reply # 957947 27-Dec-2013 13:14 Send private message

openmedia: I've got a HVR2200 which works well, subject to reception. My reception is a bit borderline for the built in splitter.


This looks like the most promising card so far - Total its not going to be the cheapest but its fairly well documented which is going to be a big big plus when it comes to running it on linux.

I'm a fan of Ubuntu and from what I can find its fairly well supported from 12.04 onwards.

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  Reply # 958066 27-Dec-2013 19:05 Send private message

Newer model appears to be the HVR-2210

What price where you hoping to pay. Most quad tuner cards are well over NZ $200 and dual tuner around NZ$150




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  Reply # 958081 27-Dec-2013 19:28 Send private message

openmedia: Newer model appears to be the HVR-2210

What price where you hoping to pay. Most quad tuner cards are well over NZ $200 and dual tuner around NZ$150

At the end of the day I'm looking to have a 4x tuners to tune to 3x NZ Broadcasts (TVNZ, Mediaworks and Kordia). Price is relative to what I need to get to get the job done well.

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  Reply # 958084 27-Dec-2013 19:33 Send private message

To be honest I wouldn't bother with PCI/PCI-e tuners any longer, IPTV based products are superior in many ways and don't limit you to needing a large PC with slots.




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  Reply # 958086 27-Dec-2013 19:46 Send private message

sbiddle: To be honest I wouldn't bother with PCI/PCI-e tuners any longer, IPTV based products are superior in many ways and don't limit you to needing a large PC with slots.


Unfortunately this build will need a PCI/PCI-e tuner. But thanks for the suggestion.

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  Reply # 958493 29-Dec-2013 01:16 Send private message

Benoire:
PANiCnz: The 6285 looks to be Quad DVB-T2 which should work fine with DVB-T, otherwise the BlackGold tuners have a good reputation but aren't cheap.

I thought I'd seen DVB-T/T2 cards from them before... TBS must have discontinued the development as they're not on the website, but I guess you can still purchase them until stock expires.

Definitely not discontinued. Just never specifically listed in their website product section for some reason. You can get them here:
http://www.buydvb.net/dvbt2-tv-tuner-pcie-c-12/

Drivers are here:
http://www.tbsdtv.com/download/

Linux is supported.


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