[Nottingham] Hi all!
brian at brianpickford.co.uk
Wed Jan 12 14:22:26 UTC 2011
Yes it is possible with a dvb-c adapter, but this breaks the TOS and is not
how I did the job. In the past I have used an IR blaster to change the
channel on the set top box and a capture card to grab the video and audio. I
have the configs for the ir blaster still, and with mythbuntu I think the
set-up is pretty easy.
This works quite well. However I have now dropped the virgin cable
in favour of a mixed approach of 2xdvb-s2 for freesat and one dvb-t for
freeview. The cost of a satellite and lnb can be as low as £30, installing
it is a snap if you borrow my dish aiming tool. The dvb-s2 revievers are a
bit more pricey at around 70 euros.
Mixed transport has it's challenges but this give rock steady reliability
from the freesat and a few extra channels each way.
So, it's fair to say I've tried most of the choices, let me know if you need
help with any.
On 12 January 2011 10:28, Jason Irwin <jasonirwin73 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks Brian – first question, is it possible to connect to the Virgin
> cable feed? I’ve seen a few box of tricks talked about, but little current
> We don’t know if the house aerial is viable (and have no TV down there to
> test with) so may have to get Virgin after all.
> *From:* nottingham-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk [mailto:
> nottingham-bounces at mailman.lug.org.uk] *On Behalf Of *Brian Pickford
> *Sent:* 11 January 2011 17:41
> *To:* Notts GNU/Linux Users Group
> *Subject:* Re: [Nottingham] Hi all!
> 'I’d love to get Myth etc running'
> That is my main hobby with Linux, happy to give you some help. These days I
> use Mythbuntu and build very little from source. It's a fantastic suite of
> programs and with Nvidia and VDPAU, HD playback is sweet from freesat and,
> in time freeview.
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