darrin_nelson at het
May 5, 2011, 2:32 PM
Post #4 of 4
~ On Tue, May 3, 2011 11:35 am, Nick Rout wrote:
~> On Tue, May 3, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Darrin Nelson <darrin_nelson [at] het>
~>> I have just completed my installation of MythTv using a Tevii DVB-S2 PCI
~>> card, model
~>> I am a newbie to MythTV so the installation took me a good number of
~>> hours to
~>> complete as I had to scour the web for information and believe me there
~>> is plenty
~>> out there, also alot which isn't relevant. I installed on Ubuntu 10.04..
~>> I did waste alot of time trying to get the Tevii remote control to work.
~>> I cut my losses and went our and brought a MCEusb ($50 NZD). I got that
~>> working in
~>> about 30 minutes. That was a milestone as you have to be able to control
~>> the box
~>> from the couch.
~>> Now to enjoy my creation and win the wife over with it.
~>> If anyone is trying to install the same, feel free to email me and I
~>> will glady
~>> share the details on my setup, as best I can.
~> well done and welcome to the fold :-)
~ Hi Darrin.
~ Great to hear you are up and running. I do have a couple of questions.
~ 1. Where did you get the Tevil card through and is it PCI or PCIe?
~ 2. Are you able to pick up and DVB-S2 signals, in particular the Channel 9
~ transponder on Optus D1?
~ 3. Was it reasonably painless to setup in the end, or a bit of a chore?
~ Steven Ellis - Technical Director
~ OpenMedia Limited - The Home of myPVR
~ email - steven [at] openmedia
~ website - http://www.openmedia.co.nz
I purchased the card through the DVBShop in Germany. Here is the link for the card
on their site:
Pretty sure its a PCIe card. What drove my choice was that I was looking for a low
Setup was relatively painless, there were a couple of things that tripped me up
along the way, only because I was newbie.
In retrospect I should have purchased the dual tuner model, but I wasn't sure how it
was going to go.
Currently I have only tuned in the NZ freeview channels which aren't S2. I won't try
scanning for them for a few weeks. I want to let the family use the system for a
while before I stuff around with it again.
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