[linux-dvb] (maybe OT) Recommendation for DVB-C card for home made receiver/recorder

Thomas Kaiser linux-dvb at kaiser-linux.li
Sat Sep 15 10:13:33 CEST 2007


Mattias Bergsten wrote:
> Bernhard Denner wrote:
>> I'm using a Haupauge Nexus-CA for 2 years now and I'm very satisfied with it.
>> But actually don't now if there are any better (maybe HDTV) cards on  
>> the market now.
> 
> There is really no need for a fullfeature card unless you're actually 
> planning on using the TV out, so that would only be on one machine then.
> 
> Also, if you're going to use more than one card, you are going to need 
> two CA interfaces, two CAMs and two subscription cards.

Almost all channels are free, so I don't need a CAM :-)

> 
> I'd skip it entirely and use Terratec Cinergy 1200's (or equivalent) and 
> a card reader solution instead. Much cheaper and works equally well. As 
> for TV out, it's on every modern graphics card out there.

I have a Terratec Cinergy 1200 in my Desktop PC and I am quite happy with it, 
but I use it only for listening to digital Radio channels while I am in front of 
my PC :-)

> 
>> Software: I think VDR is the right software you are looking for.
>> You can watch, record (cat, burn, convert the recordings), stream TV  
>> programs with it, has many many plugins and can handle up to 4  
>> DVB-S/C/T cards.
> 
> For a distributed solution like that, where you have several machines in 
> several rooms, I'd definitely go with MythTV. Put the cards in whichever 
> machine you want, record and watch live TV from all machines.

How about Freevo?

> 
> /fnord
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