FF Rev. 2.1 DVB-S Cards

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Hauppauge Nexus-s Rev. 2.1 Card

A, so called, "full-featured", revision 2.1, DVB-S PCI card.

Linux Support for these cards is quite stable.


Originally derived from the old Siemens DVB-C card design. The Rev. 2.2 is Sold by:

The, so called, "full-featured" cards look quite old-fashioned now, but nonetheless, they have worked reliably for a long time and have been the base for Projects like VDR. However, a major drawback of the "full-featured" card design is the low maximum Bus Bandwidth limit inherent to the AV711x, and which effectively means that, because of this, HDTV receiption or raw MPEG-2 Transport Stream access is not possible. Since even MPEG-2 decoders implemented in software perform well on HDTV sources when run on modern PC systems, there is usually no need for cards with onboard MPEG-2 Decoder today. An exception may be special software that relies on proprietary card features like VDR (although, even in that case, you can also use the VDR Software Decoder Plugin which effectively allows you to use any card you want with VDR).

Components Used

Making it Work

A Firmware is required and available for download on http://www.linuxtv.org/.

(stv0299/ALPS BSRU6(tsa5059) OR ves1893/ALPS BSRV2(sp5659))
 features: decoder, partialts
 card driver: dvb-ttpci
 interface: PCI
 PCI device id: 1131:7146
 PCI subsystem id: 13c2:0003
 Bridge: Philips SAA7146A
 audio DAC: Texas Instruments TLC320AD80C 
 frontend possibility 1:
   tin box: ALPS BSRU6
   frontend driver: stv0299
   demodulator location: tin box
   demodulator: ST stv0299b @0x68
   PLL: Philips tsa5059 @0x61
 frontend possibility 2: 
   tin box: ALPS BSRV2
   frontend driver: ves1x93
   demodulator location: tin box
   demodulator: ves1893 @0x08
   PLL: Mitel sp5659 @0x61
 Notes: This card has only one frontend - but there are two possibilities
        This card has the same PCI ID as the other rev2.X DVB-S cards

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