[ILUG] Satellite reception
watty at eircom.net
Sat Aug 2 23:15:19 IST 2008
Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
> On Saturday 02 August 2008 16:22, Michael Watterson wrote:
>> There is no CAM for Sky...
> I won't be using Sky at all. Hotbird is my sat fo choice, and it has some
> Viaccess encrypted channels I'd like to get.
Viaccess is well supported, even by cheap set box that only requires
card and no CAM (built in). 2 way Diseqc for FTA UK TV and all
the hotbird will work with all PC cards and any viaccess embedded set
box. Hotbird needs 80cm to 90cm dish, esp in Galway, an offset second
LNB for 28.2 FTA will work fine as it only needs 65cm.
Extreme right is Hotbird LNB and extreme left is Sky LNB
Dish points at 16E and gets
28.2, 23.5, 19.2E and 13E (Hotbird)
(The LNB on wall is normal one for 23.5, the 2nd one on arm on steroids
was a two way Internet experiment (VSAT 500mW BUC + LNB =ODU)
>> A 80 Euro TV and 40 Euro sat box gives a better TV picture than ANY
>> computer monitor as frame rate is correct and no deinterlacing is required.
> I do not like CRT. And I believe it may be a health hazard for the young
Only the program content :-). Not good for under 3.
Physically may be safer than LCD which are easily cracked and contain
organic liquid which is then full of glass splinters. You need a really
good hammer to break face of CRT. CRT used since 1930s and never any
evidence of harm.
>> Using PC of course doesn't remove need for TV licence.
> I did know that :)
You'd be amazed how many wishful thinkers are on the Cable & TV forums!
>> I'd go for separate DVB-s2 or DVB-s and DVB-t cards. Unless you very
>> short of slots.
> My big issue is which particular models of cards to get for a Linux box.
older ones :-) The dvb-s version of Technotrend is well supported and
rebadged as Nova and Technisat basic.
I don't know about the DVB-s2 models.
You don't need the more expensive ones with an interface for a CI
board for a CAM. Just an ISO reader supported by Linux.
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