pszab
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DVB-C

Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:26 pm

Had anyone tried the RPi with a DVB-C tuner yet?
Thanks

mcbain
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Re: DVB-C

Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:10 am

I've tried it with a DVB-S2 Tuner (after compiling a new kernel with drivers for my DVB-S2 usb device). Watching for sure is impossible (yet) because of the missing GPU acceleration support, but recording the raw stream (TS) is possible, even for HD broadcasts. But you have to be sure your sd-card can handle this or otherwise use some NFS-shared mount.

This should be (hopefully) the same for DVB-C.

pszab
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Re: DVB-C

Tue Jun 05, 2012 10:02 am

I would like to know which dvb-c products can work with RPi.
Thanks

obbardc
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Re: DVB-C

Tue Jun 05, 2012 2:50 pm

Probably anything that works with the Linux kernel. Try something which is highly supported (find this on the V4L Wiki, or use MythTV recommended hardware). It should work, but if it doesn't you can always take it back to the shop.

DVB-S2 will be unplayable (so far) because of the high resolution and decoding of the signal. DVB-T might be better, I would rather use a low-end computer for a media center to be completely honest.

aaa801
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Location: Berkshire

Re: DVB-C

Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:48 pm

I have a spare DVB-S tuner im looking to get working on the pi, will post progress

tinners
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Re: DVB-C

Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:31 pm

mcbain wrote:I've tried it with a DVB-S2 Tuner (after compiling a new kernel with drivers for my DVB-S2 usb device). Watching for sure is impossible (yet) because of the missing GPU acceleration support, but recording the raw stream (TS) is possible, even for HD broadcasts. But you have to be sure your sd-card can handle this or otherwise use some NFS-shared mount.
This should be (hopefully) the same for DVB-C.
How did you compile your driver ? The instructions on linuxTV are a bit over my head. Any chance of some step by step instructions ?
Would it not be possible to watch it through xbmc as that has a liveTV option?
Thanks

Hofie
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Re: DVB-C

Mon Jun 11, 2012 10:17 pm

I still have a old USB WinTV T-Nova(Hauppauge). How do I get the driver running. I got a openelec Image. The Raspberry runs 800mhz and I don't want to lose all my settings... Is that possible?

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