[vdr] Which DVB-S Card to buy in Germany

Lauri Tischler lwgt at iki.fi
Sun Jul 6 16:38:12 CEST 2008


Matthias Fechner wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have here an old VDR system running and my DVB-S cards are stopping to 
> work now (VDR 1.6 and 2xDVB-S cards).
> It starts with a lot of distortions and then they stops to record 
> completely. I have only 0 minute records for my new timers.
> 
> In the log file I have:
> Jul  6 14:25:24 video vdr: [10063] ERROR: video data stream broken
> Jul  6 14:25:31 video vdr: [19846] ERROR: video data stream broken
> Jul  6 14:25:55 video vdr: [10063] ERROR: video data stream broken
> Jul  6 14:26:02 video vdr: [19846] ERROR: video data stream broken
> Jul  6 14:26:26 video vdr: [10063] ERROR: video data stream broken
> 
> If VDR records on the second DVB card everything is fine.
> 
> I'm quite sure that this a hardware issue.
> The cards I habe installed currently are:
> 02:07.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)
> 02:09.0 Multimedia controller: Philips Semiconductors SAA7146 (rev 01)

I think your dish has moved or coaxial is broken.
btw, the SAA 7146 is the controller on the card,
not the type of the card, like Hauppauge NEXUS-S or Technotrend



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