[ILUG] Satellite reception
watty at eircom.net
Sun Aug 3 15:06:08 IST 2008
Mikhail Ramendik wrote:
> On Sunday 03 August 2008 11:38, Michael Watterson wrote:
>>> If I have cards for two channels/packages, do I have to have two readers
>>> or snap cards in/out?
>>> Also - a complete noob question indeed - how do I buy these cards for
>>> satellites other than Sky, i.e. Hotbird?
>> Really your questions, including PCI cards to use for Linux would be
>> better answered here.
> I did write there, but I don't see any Linux posts around there. So the Big
> Question on Linux PCI stays unresolved :( I don't want to buy them blind.
> No luck in linux-dvb either. Google brings up some "patches" for some cards
> but no idea whether any are in the stock kernels.
> Where should I go next? LKML?
Wait on the Foreign Satellite forum. There are some Linux users.
I see you posted. Maybe tomorrow you get better info than from me.
I never heard of built in support for any card. You have to add
drivers and application. Don't use 64bit Distro as driver support
is poor to zero for DVB.
The old Nova DVB-s (not current Hauppauge Nova range) also known as
Technotrend or Technisat PCI Basic DVBs is best choice for support.
Scroll down on
TT-budget S-1401 Retail
innerhalb 48 Stunden lieferbar:
UVP: 49 EUR
Or 100% equivalent from other vendor. There are no "Irish" shops for
such an item. Only Set boxes.
dabs.ie and komplett.ie are not Irish shops.
See the supplier stickies on the regular Satellite forum. Probably
HM-sat.de is best.
Cheap Setbox and cheap TV. Unless you really really want to spend a lot
of time, do recordings and have poor quality picture.
Just installed an HD card on XP and not due to XP, but the screen and
deinterlacing the picture at 75Hz or 50 Hz progressive is very poor
compared to CRT. Slight judder on sideways movements.
Blur on sideways movement compared to CRT + setbox.
Even HD poorer than regular TV resolution on 60 Eur setbox and 200 Euro
CRT TV via RGB Scart. The Domestic TV phosphor have a slightly longer
persistence than Computer Monitor, only single high contrast
horizontal lines will flicker with any noticability.
There is no additional risk to children of CRT and safer physically
than LCD. They should not be able to sit closer than 3 or 4 times screen
height. I've had 6 kids and I'd not let smaller ones alone near TV or
PC. LCDs are fragile, thus physically dangerous for small children.
Easily broken by hand.
You have to spend over 1800 Euro and get an HD model to get equivalent
quality on an LCD or Plasma to a 200 Euro CRT based Domestic TV. The
Beko and SilverCrest 21" to 28" 4:3 models are cheap, lower
power consumption and do true 16:9 by reduction of vertical scan.
An LCD can only properly do 4:3 or 16:9 if it SD TV on a WS HDTV. Normal
LCDs only have enough pixels for 4:3 or 16:9 according to screen shape.
Refresh rate and pixel lag is an issue. Even fastest speed LCD will
badly smear movement compared to CRT unless it has an Strobed LED backlight.
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