[vdr] Digital Devices (Linux 4 Media) 4 port (8 tuner) octopus/Duoflex experiences

Oliver Schinagl oliver at schinagl.nl
Mon Nov 26 21:24:37 CET 2012


Why build it externally? I was quite certain that the ddbridge drivers 
are in mainline for a while now?

Which modules to you select?

On 11/26/12 18:20, Lars Hanisch wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Am 26.11.2012 10:13, schrieb Oliver Schinagl:
>> I'm thinking of getting into the whole satellite thing (DVB-T user for now) and was searching for interesting DVB-S2
>> tuners. I found that the l4m octopus/duoflex-s2 a very interesting device. While expensive you can connect up to 8
>> tuners! to a single PCI-e 1x lane (Bandwith should be more then enough). While I know there is a octopus mini-pcie
>> device, I heard that there where some PCB issues so decided on getting the PCI-e version.
>>
>> I have tried googling for some up to date linux! information but found very little. Are there any l4m/dd octopus/duoflex
>> DVB-S2 (or even CAM/DVB-C/DVB-T) users here that can share their current (and past) experiences? The tuner (only 1
>> dualtuner board and the octopus) will set you back a good 200Euro so I want to be sure that the devices is properly
>> supported.
>
>   I'm using a DuoFlex with a DVB-C/T dual tuner modul. How to build the latest drivers is described here (german only):
>   http://www.vdr-portal.de/board16-video-disk-recorder/board85-hdtv-dvb-s2/113367-aktuelle-treiber-f%C3%BCr-octopus-ddbridge-cines2-ngene-ddbridge-duoflex-s2-duoflex-ct-cinect-sowie-tt-s2-6400-teil-2/
>
>   If you'r using Ubuntu or yaVDR, there's the linux-media-dkms package with this driver included.
>   My DVB-C/T card is working here for months with no problems. Second dual tuner is ordered... :)
>
> Lars.
>
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