[vdr] Using VDR with more than one DVB card?

Lauri Tischler lwgt at iki.fi
Sat Jun 25 17:31:33 CEST 2005

Gavin Hamill wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2005 at 01:00:35PM +0200, Erik Tjernlund wrote:
>>I've been using VDR for a long time with one DVB-C card. Now I've added 
>>a second, identical card (Technotrend DVB-C 2.1).
>>I get a picture, but it's of very low quality and breaking up all the 
>>time. Do I have to do something special to get this setup to work 
>>properly? Suggestions?
> This might sound insane, but please try it because it does work.
> Try shining a torch on the DVB-C card - you should almost instantly see 
> a boost in picture quality - it works for me... torch on card = 
> watchable signal.. no torch = breakups, loads of UNCs...
> I know people who have mounted lights inside their PC not for any 
> decorative or ricer effect, but because it actually /does/ increase the 
> efficiency of the frontend / tuner :)

How about hanging a dead chicken or two in front of tv or around
the antenna :)
You may need to experiment with the amount of feathers left on the
bird or plucked off.

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