James Cooley wrote:
> Michael Watterson wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> BBC, ITV and C4 HD will all be FTA and shortly only on DVB-s2
>>>> That's DVB-T2 (terrestrial) not DVB-S2 (satellite) I'd imagine. There's
> DVB-C (cable) too to add to the confusion.
>> DVB-T(2) will probably have a limited mumber of channels as in the UK.
> DVB-S had hundreds (including foreign language satellites). I'd still
> stick with a DVB-S setup for now.
>>No, I'm not confused. There is no DVB-t2 in UK till at least 2009.
All Sky HD boxes and virtually every HD satellite receiver support
DVB-s2. BBC HD on satellite could be S2 tomorrow. I don't know what the
current ITV HD and C4 HD transmissions use today. There is no
terrestrial HD service yet.
Satellite HD is almost all s2 apart from BBC HD.
There is not much difference in price for PC PCI card.
But if you have no HDTV or high resolution (1920 x1200 recommended)
screen on PC, and don't intend getting one, then DVB-s is safe for now
as no non-HD services will use s2 for a few years (Pay TV 1st, and only
when SkyHD boxes are a large majority)
I've got a sat distribution system for 16 tuners with 4 x Quattro (13,
19, 23.5 & 28.2) also Motorised 1.1m dish and c-Band.
4 regular sat receivers (inc Sky)
6 pci cards for PCs, 1 pcs has 2x DVB-s2 and 1 has 2x DVB-s. One has a
DVB-s with built in HW decoder so it uses no CPU port and can drive TV
direct. (earliest supported on Linux I think).
Most PC cards won't drive a motor reliably.
Resource for Digital TV (Cable, IPTV, Terrestrial and Satellite) and
Analogue TV reception
There is an associated Sat TV wiki
(I plead guilty to the initial setup..)
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