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Old 08-18-2017, 04:57 AM   #1
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Advice for a SAT>IP Server

I am based in the UK and have two internal TV Tuner cards (a dual DVB-T and a single DVB-S2).

I would prefer to go for satellite only and rather than buy a Quad DVB-S2 tuner card, I was thinking about a SAT>IP Server.

There seem to be quite a few advantages:

* No driver issues (especially after kernel updates)
* You can connect to the tuners directly, rather than via a server
* They are cheaper
* A PC, with PVR Software, can be place anywhere (not just close to the satellite input).

Has anyone used one and, if so, how was it?

Can anyone recommend any particular device?

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Old 08-22-2017, 03:17 PM   #2
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This has been sitting for a while. Guess I'll ask.

Can you explain a bit more of what you want to do exactly? Not sure I get what you want to do.
Old 08-25-2017, 08:47 AM   #3
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I currently have a headless server, running Openmediavault.

I currently use TVHeadend to schedule and make recordings from the FTA channels available via the tuner cards that I currently have.

I did consider a TBS Quad DVB-S2 tuner card as a replacement/upgrade but have been advised that TBS cards are pretty tricky with Linux as kernel updates mean that the drivers have to constantly be recompiled.

SAT>IP servers seem to get round this problem buy existing as a separate product and feeding the satellite signals directly into the network, where they can still be picked up by my server.

I am currently looking at this one:

But reviews seem a bit thin on the ground.


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