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

Ralph Metzler rjkm at metzlerbros.de
Tue Nov 27 10:33:11 CET 2012

Oliver Schinagl writes:
 > > 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?
 >  From what I know, is that the hardware is nearly identical on both setups.
 > The Cine S2 is an octopus with only 2 connectors (which allows 4 extra 
 > tuners) and has 2 onboard tuners, so 6 tuners maximum.
 > The Octopus is ONLY the bridge chip (in FPGA form strangly in the latest 
 > revisions, was the nGene before, driver is the same so maybe they got 
 > some IP from micronas to put in the FPGA due to performance/scaling 
 > issues?) but has 4 connectors for expansion cards. So you can connect 8 

Micronas has nothing to do with the new bridge. nGene is no longer in production
and it also lacked inputs and outputs to support more tuners/CIs.


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