[linux-dvb] Please help: Looking for a solidly supported DVB-T USB stick

P. van Gaans w3ird_n3rd at gmx.net
Sun Jul 22 04:16:28 CEST 2007


Stephen Williams wrote:
> Surely this can't be too much to ask? I'm looking for a DVB-T USB
> stick which I can buy now and is solidly supported, that's all.
> 
> Previously i've picked up a couple of MSI Digivox II sticks that when
> delivered turned out to be unsupported MSI Digivox II V2.0 sticks, so
> it's no longer safe to order those. Then I picked up a couple of MSI
> Mega Sky 580 sticks (the x5581 version) which appear to be incapable
> of receiving a decent signal under windows or linux (note that I
> haven't had signal problems with 4 previous DVB-T receivers).
> 
> So i'm now hoping for "third time lucky". Any suggestions of supported
> devices that are known to work without issues would be greatly
> appreciated.
> 
> I've checked the wiki for information but it all seems to be completed
> out of date.
> 
> Thanks,
> Stephen
> 
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The Mega Sky 580 overall works fine, but it doesn't like a very strong 
signal - if you have a booster, try to weaken it a bit.

I also have a Afatech AF9005, VT doesn't work yet (not sure what that is 
but wiki says so), but it doesn't have a problem with strong signals. 
Scanning with Kaffeine was also problematic last time I tried, but if 
you don't use Kaffeine it should work fine.



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