J.Pilk at tesco
Jan 5, 2011, 6:20 AM
Post #20 of 30
On 05/01/11 13:53, Andre wrote:
Re: How many people in the UK would buy a DVB-T2 PCI-E with working drivers?
[In reply to]
> On 5 Jan 2011, at 13:27, Simon Hobson wrote:
>> Andre wrote:
>>> Surely dual would be a bit excessively future proof at this stage, I'd doubt there will be a second T2 mux in the UK for some years and a T1 tuner is extremely cheap. Multirec would get you all the HD channels with one tuner.
>> But why put two cards in your scarce slots when you can put one dual-tuner card in ?
> Why pay for two expensive DVBT2 tuners when you can only use one for the foreseeable future? Just in raw silicon terms for the demod DVBT2 =$20-$30, DVBT=$2, I understand that a better (=more expensive) tuner is generally required as well.
> So far every dual tuner card I have or have read about seems to have problems when both tuners are used simultaneously, it's very unlikely I'll buy a dual tuner device again, they are not so useful when only used independently :-P
I'm now getting good dvb-t recordings from both tuners in my 704J usb
stick; it's still the third and fourth tuner, so not used intensively,
but Project-X sees no more glitches than from the other (PCI card)
devices. That's with the f13 kernel and firmware 4.95.0. Maplin may
still have them.
As for the original topic: no such signals yet, and no real plans for
upgrading, so interest, while real, is limited and subject to later
> Mythtv is clever enough to manage multiple tuners with different capabilities so for the final use dual T2 is exactly the same as single T2& single T1, for the foreseeable future in the UK anyway. With the way things are going the BBC won't be able to afford to bid for a second T2 mux, certainly not Five, TopupTV, yeah right! Only possibility might be Sky and that will likely be locked into their decryption hardware so not so relevant for MythTV.
> I'll just be happy to have any T2 tuner that has good linux drivers and DVBT2 modulation support in S2API and MythTV. I think four FTA simultaneous HD channels is worth finding an antenna cable for.
>> Not to mention, some of the dual tuner cards only need one antenna cable, so taming (very slightly) the spaghetti monster behind the machine.
> Yeah, that's nice but I'd rather have something that;
> 1) works properly
> 2) is affordable
> 3) comes to market in a reasonable period.
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