[vdr] Betr: DVB cards and multichannel decoding

cedric.dewijs at telfort.nl cedric.dewijs at telfort.nl
Tue Aug 7 20:08:28 CEST 2012

>-- Oorspronkelijk bericht --
>Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2012 18:41:00 +0200
>From: Bernard Jaulin <bernard.jaulin at gmail.com>
>To: vdr at linuxtv.org
>Subject: [vdr] DVB cards and multichannel decoding
>Reply-To: VDR Mailing List <vdr at linuxtv.org>
>Hi all,
>I want to renew my VDR box with a new PCI express DVB-S2 card. I just want
>to know if a multichannel decoding card is necessary for the multiple
>recordings ?
>A very small number of DVB cards have this feature...

Hi Bernard,

When I connect one dvb receiver to my vdr box, I can record all the channels
that are transmitted on the same frequency. I live in the netherlands, so
I can simulanously record Nederland 1,2,3 and all the public radio stations.
No configuration is needed for this trick. All the recordings end up in separate

My DVB receiver is not even capable of filtering out one channel, so the
PC gets the complete datastream, and then throws away the data that is not

PCTV NanoStick 73e SE

I however do not have experience with DVB-S, only DVB-T.

Best regards,


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