On Sat, 01 Mar 2008 10:49:07 +0100
Éric Laly <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:

> Hello,


> So I'm planning to add one WinTV-NOVA-T-500 and one WinTV-NOVA-T PCI and 
> keep my FF DVB-S card for TV output.
> I'm thinking that these 2 DVB-T cards are correctly supported. Am I wrong ?

They are supported, but to get stable drivers for Nova-T 500, you may
need to compile them from Linuxtv.org's HG repository. Latest kernel
releases may also have the necessary adjustments. See:


> I need another advice for antenna connection.
> The WinTV-NOVA-T (new model) have an antenna in AND an antenna out, so 
> I'm thinking plug antenna in antenna in ;-) and put a cable between 
> antenna out and the antenna in of WinTV-NOVA-T-500.
> Is this OK or do I really need two différents cables from the antenna 
> with an amplifier ?

It depends on the signal strength and quality. Sometimes chaining
doesn't work as well as external splitting with a passive T-connector.
These simple solutions should be good enough for two cards. If they
don't work, get a better antenna or try amplifying the signal more. If
there are problems getting any reception at all, begin troubleshooting
with only one of the cards physically installed on the system.

> A last question, with DVB-S, I'm needing two cards if I want to see two 
> different channels because the channels could be on differents 
> transponders. But is it true with DVB-T ? In others words: if I want to 
> see 3 differents channels, do I really need 3 DVB-T tuners ?

Basically the same rule applies. You'll need as many tuners as there are
different transponders that you want to receive simultaneously. For
example, if there are four transponders, but all the channels that you
commonly watch are on two of them, you'll only need two tuners (even if
you wathed 10 channels from those two transponders simultaneously).



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