[vdr] searching a HW problem

Petri Hintukainen phintuka at users.sourceforge.net
Tue Oct 15 08:20:56 CEST 2013


On ma, 2013-10-14 at 19:53 +0200, Vidar Tyldum wrote:
> On 13. okt. 2013 23:30, Torsten Mohr wrote:
> > These cards worked fine in my previous VDR, i never experienced problems there.
> >
> > But on the other hand, what cards would you recommend?  A double tuner would
> > be preferred (DVB-C).
> 
> I am very satisfied with my SAA7146-based cards, although they only have 
> a single tuner.

+1

I've been using SAA7146-based Technotrend cards for ~10 years 24/7
without any problems. That's almost 90 000 hours without driver or HW
failures (well, all other parts of the system have been replaced during
the years). The hardware and drivers seem to be very robust, but
compared to modern adapters those produce lot of heat and take quite
much room (and PCI slots).
I've tried also several DVB-C/T USB adapters, but those all performed
rather poorly ... signal problems, lost recordings, requiring reboots
etc.


- Petri




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