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by damion2
Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:10 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle
Replies: 14
Views: 2796
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Re: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle

For anyone still interested and following along the latest update is after I needed to repower again I decided to check the udev config. The example file in this post is close to as documented in Device_Filenames_and_udev and when placed as a 00-something in /etc/udev/rules.d did created adaptor10x/...
by damion2
Sat Nov 14, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: United Kingdom
Topic: Automatically handling split films
Replies: 0
Views: 6547
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Automatically handling split films

A number of the minor channels (random examples: Paramount, ITV4, channel 5), divide feature films with a 5 minute alternative broadcast where you'd normally expect the adverts. This has bitten me many times, the worst case being if I don't notice until the film cuts out half way through when watchi...
by damion2
Tue Nov 10, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle
Replies: 14
Views: 2796
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Re: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle

Sorry if these updates are in any way annoying for people but I do have an update. I only have a few minutes a day between work/kids/actually watching tv so this is slow progress. I deleted loads of dupe channels making it more usable and set out to see about comparing sat/terrestrial quality. There...
by damion2
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle
Replies: 14
Views: 2796
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Re: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle

I realised I'd forgotten a show 15mins after it began and found Satellite's BBC Scotland showed it an hour later, so seeing as nothing has gone wrong I think I just need to remove dozens of weird channels, gain an hd and +1 or two from the sky dongle and go with this setup. Thanks for the suggestion...
by damion2
Fri Oct 30, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle
Replies: 14
Views: 2796
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Re: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle

Everything looked like it was working out of the box on just plugging the satellite dongle in, no need for hotplug shenanigans. I kept getting confused by the back vs esc menus and kept losing settings for frequency before tuning would take place. I also apparently needed to configure DiSEqC and fol...
by damion2
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:31 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle
Replies: 14
Views: 2796
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Re: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle

Thanks for the updates and advice. Unfortunately I've not yet had a chance to plug the "DVB-S2 PCTV 461 E" in and test yet. I have spotted an article indicating it may not power the LNB on 1st attempt until the windows app has been used. This would suck, we don't have windows and haven't for decades...
by damion2
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:48 am
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle
Replies: 14
Views: 2796
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Re: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle

(2nd attempt at a reply days later, I think I forgot save after preview mode - I am a giddy goat!) Thanks! I purchased both and so far got everything working on the DVB-T2 Hauppauge WinTv-dualHD. I'll try the satellite dongle tomorrow. It was nice to see FreeviewHD once I turned on VDPAU :) I've bee...
by damion2
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle
Replies: 14
Views: 2796
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Recommended DVB-S2 USB dongle

Hello everyone this is my 1st post* Can somebody recommend a reliable for Linux, UK (Freesat), USB, DVB-S2 dongle ? This is to plug both (dual LNB I assume) of my Sky cables into. The mythtv box I'm using is a tiny form factor, so I'm very keen to stick to USB. I previously used a DVB-T2 (PlayTV) US...