[vdr] Q::LinuxTV::USB-DVB-S -- what is supported?

Andrey Vlassov andreyv at ece.ubc.ca
Thu Nov 22 20:27:20 CET 2007


Hi,

My friend is looking for USB DVB-S device with support HDTV. A quick 
search on seach engines didn't give much information.

Could you share your expirience with USB DVB-S devices and give some 
recommendations what to buy?

At this time he interested to buy it and make it work in Windows and 
little latter when he will get more confortable with Linux -- make it 
work in Linux.

So far we found next devices:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Twinhan-DTV-VisionPlus-Starbox-NIB-Sealed_W0QQitemZ200175470168QQihZ010QQcategoryZ3761QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/USB-2-0-DVB-S-Satellite-HDTV-TV-receiver-w-Remote-SAT_W0QQitemZ180180995870QQihZ008QQcategoryZ3761QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
http://cgi.ebay.com/GeniaTech-Satellite-DVB-S-FTA-USB-Receiver-HDTV_W0QQitemZ330159401404QQihZ014QQcategoryZ32848QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItem

Could somebody who has any experience with this devices share what 
advantages and disadvantages this devices have?

NOTE: LinuxTVWiki does not have any information for USB devices
            http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/DVB_USB
            http://www.mjmwired.net/kernel/Documentation/dvb/README.dvb-usb

Could you refer us to documentation with a list of supported USB DVB-S 
devices?
What would be best place to buy USB DVB-S device?

Thank you,
Andy



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