On 11/19/07 00:25, Jörg Knitter wrote:
> Klaus Schmidinger schrieb:
>> I don't want to lose the ability to record 3 DVB-S transponders
>> in parallel, and I also need the DVB-T card.
> Have you ever thought about a USB solution? I also would prefer PCI, but
> I also could not believe that a lot of boards have just 3 PCI slots - no
> way using a separate sound card instead of on-board-sound or a PCI-WLAN
> device (which is also supported better than the USB ones) if you want 3
> tuners without using a dual-tuner card.
> And speaking of those HIFI-like cases: Most solutions I have seen just
> support one PCI card using a riser card, so here USB is also the only
> way to get more than two tuners into such a PC. I know that USB devices

Most cases on


have seven slots.

> use a little bit more CPU power, but in my tests one or two years ago,
> it has not been too much (on Windows e.g. just around 5-10% more CPU
> usage with a DVB-T-Stick compared to a DVB-T-PCI card; on today´s
> systems, it might be even less). I can´t say if there are more
> disadvantages using a USB solution instead of a PCI card (apart from
> missing drivers etc.).
> There is e.g. a USB-DVB-S-Box by Terratec, and if I remember right, the
> Pinnacle USB-DVB-S2 box (which is a Technotrend production) is already
> supported on linux.

The thing is that I have several PIC cards that I want to continue to use.


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