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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 198400 7-Jul-2016 16:10
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I am after a PCI-E DVB-S2 card that supports TV Head End.


Does anyone have one they want to sell or do they know of any models that definitely work with linux & TV headend and have been tested? 

I have tried some of the newer cards and have not had much luck. 

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  Reply # 1587869 7-Jul-2016 20:56
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They seem to be fairly scarce in New Zealand.  Take a look at TBS:


They have a full range of DVB-S2 cards (and USB options).  I rather like the 8 tuner one.


Be aware that for a lot of TBS cards, especially DVB-S/S2, you have to compile their drivers with each kernel update.  And their drivers also take over for your other tuners if you have any, so you can get a slightly older version of driver for them.  I have a DVB-S2 USB tuner (TBS 5922?) and it works well, except for the annoyance of compiling the drivers.  They seem to have full linux support for all their products.  You buy from the BuyDVB site, which is having a sale on quite a few of the DVB-S2 cards at the moment.

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