[vdr] searching a HW problem
dvb at flensrocker.de
Tue Oct 15 19:01:00 CEST 2013
Am 15.10.2013 08:20, schrieb Petri Hintukainen:
> 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.
> 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
Here are doing two Satelco EasyWatch (KNC One clones) their job for years, but since my new vdr hasn't got any PCI
slots anymore I switched to the cards from Digital Devices/Linux4Media. A (dd)bridge and two Flex modules (=> 4 Tuner)
are working for some months now. You just have to compile the driver from the media-build-experimental repository of
Oliver Endriss - if you use Ubuntu/yaVDR there is a DKMS package which makes installation easy.
They are a bit more expensive than other cards but have advantages: the dual tuner module just needs one cable and it's
no problem to connect a second module with a short cable from the antenna output of the first module. And since they are
small cards it's just a matter of the slot bracket if you want it full or low profile.
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