Hi Stephan,

search for Linux4Media/DigitalDevices CineS2 cards. Either revision V5.4/5.5
which does use kernel module "ngene", what is upstream since kernel version
3.0 (IIRC). You or your Linux distro just need to provide a proper firmware
file "ngene_18.fw". I did run these cards rock solid over very long time in
my VDR, but you can't get them new anymore.

Alternatively you could go for revision v6.2, what does use kernel module
"ddbridge", kernel upstream since version 3.2 (iirc), no firmware file
needed. I do run one of these still in my main VDR using upstream kernel
module, but also sometimes with additional packages like dddvb or
media_build_experimental. You can get these cards still new at Linux4Media
online shop.


Kind regards

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Von: vdr-boun...@linuxtv.org [mailto:vdr-boun...@linuxtv.org] Im Auftrag von
Stephan Loescher
Gesendet: Samstag, 7. Februar 2015 20:20
An: VDR Mailing List
Betreff: [vdr] DVB-S2 PCIe or USB tuner recommendations?


I am planning to build a new VDR system for HDTV and DVB-S2.

So I am searching for DVB-S2 tuners either PCIe (low profile) or USB.

The best tuner would be one which is supported by the vanilla Linux kernel
without patching or installing additional drivers.
(Installing a firmware file is no problem.)

I have already searched http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/, but there are only a
few current tuners, which are documented as "works with vanilla kernel out
of the box", e.g. Pinnacle PCTV DVB-S2 Stick (461e) or TeVii S471.
(The others good working ones are not any longer available, even not as
second hand.)

So I am looking for your recommendations for current DVB-S2 PCIe/USB tuners,
which work "out of the box" and work stable for a 7x24 running VDR.

TIA and best regards,


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