Michael Watterson wrote:
>> Michael Watterson wrote:
>>> BBC, ITV and C4 HD will all be FTA and shortly only on DVB-s2
> No, I'm not confused. There is no DVB-t2 in UK till at least 2009.
Ireland has decided to go straight to DVB-T2 (mpeg4 instead of mpeg2) I
believe. In any case FTA will be DVB-T or DVB-T2 not DVB-S2. Perhaps
it's a typo.
Oddly enough there is no useful reference on site:rte.ie
> 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.
Sure. But at the moment DVB-S cards are better supported under Linux.
AFAIK there hasn't been an announcement about the BBC moving their HD to
Is anyone using a DVB-S2 card with Linux in Ireland?
The Sky S2 service is encrypted so you need a CAM. That's a whole other
kettle of fish.
> 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).
Cool. Impressive kit. Can't match that. I'm just a one LBN kinda guy :)
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