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Topic # 175444 30-Jun-2015 07:39 Send private message

Hi All,

I am looking at using a Raspberry Pi to watch Freeview Saterlite. Has anyone got any recommended DVB-S2 sticks that they have used that work well in NZ, or any that they have use that they recommend to avoid.

At the moment I am looking at getting a Sundtek Sky Ultimate 5, which seems to fit the bill but just wondering what others think.

Thanks

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  Reply # 1333892 30-Jun-2015 09:31 Send private message

Looks like a reasonable option based on http://linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Sundtek

Where are you looking at picking one up from?




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.

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  Reply # 1334358 30-Jun-2015 18:14 Send private message

Geniatech HDStar can be had for $40 USD plus shipping of aliexpress. I'm using one and it rock solid with tvheadend.

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  Reply # 1334513 30-Jun-2015 22:35 Send private message

Just ordered one of their DVB-T2 tuners to have a play with.




Generally known online as OpenMedia, now working for Red Hat New Zealand as a Solution Architect for all things Linux, Virtual and of course Cloud. Still playing with MythTV and digital media on the side.



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  Reply # 1334613 1-Jul-2015 08:23 Send private message

Might have a look at that one, $40 USD is much cheaper than 85 euros.

And I was looking at ordering it directly from Sundtek.



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  Reply # 1337548 6-Jul-2015 07:37 Send private message

PANiCnz: Geniatech HDStar can be had for $40 USD plus shipping of aliexpress. I'm using one and it rock solid with tvheadend.


Cheers ordered one of these the other day, hopefully setup is realltively easy.



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