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

Michael Stilmant Michael.Stilmant at rovicorp.com
Mon Nov 26 11:32:12 CET 2012


I'm interested for such information. (I'm looking also for good well supported DVB-S2 device to target multiple satellite)

I've a question for you Olivier. I don't know that brand. Why going to 1 dualtuner board and the octopus. In the same brand you can also use the Cine S2 that could eventually be expended with a dualtuner board for example. What are the limitation? 



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From: vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org [mailto:vdr-bounces at linuxtv.org] On Behalf Of Oliver Schinagl
Sent: 26 November 2012 10:14
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Subject: [vdr] Digital Devices (Linux 4 Media) 4 port (8 tuner) octopus/Duoflex experiences

Hey VDR friends,

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.



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