[Wolves] Ott installing dvb pci express card

Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint mark.croft.lug at gmail.com
Thu Apr 8 18:58:29 UTC 2021

i am getting sat working with a basic freesat box..

also got it working now with pci hauppage wintv.. running on lenovo tower.

so i want to try to get the low profile one working in the dell sff desktop..
the low profile is double input which i have got into my flat from a
communal shared satellite dish.. which seems like no one else is using
and paying for virgin or sky..


On Thu, 8 Apr 2021 at 18:03, Adam Sweet via Wolves
<wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk> wrote:
> On 08/04/2021 10:16, Mark Croft Redditch Linux Mint via Wolves wrote:
> > https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/File:6981_4.jpg
> > <https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/File:6981_4.jpg>
> >
> > I found a computer in my garage that will take low profile card tbs 6981..
> >
> >
> > https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TBS-TBS-6981-PCIe-Satellite-TV-Dual-Tuner-Card-/254756399148?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286
> > <https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TBS-TBS-6981-PCIe-Satellite-TV-Dual-Tuner-Card-/254756399148?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286>
> >
> >
> > The card seems too need too be connected too power? Correct white socket
> > at the top right corner?
> >
> > Maybe why it can not find any channels cos card has not got enuff power..
> > Check this link for
> > pic.https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/File:6981_4.jpg
> > <https://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/File:6981_4.jpg>
> >
> > I may have adapter somewhere too convert. It came as is from eBay.
> Personally I have no idea. The following thread seems to discuss the
> same issue:
> https://vgx-xl.proboards.com/thread/95/spare-power-connections-6981-install
> As one of the responders says, it seems unlikely a DVB tuner would need
> additional power but then the connector is presumably there for a
> reason. In that thread the guy found the card worked in a different PC
> without additional power connected.
> I assume you've confirmed your satellite signal is working with another
> device and the signal quality just appears poor with this card? Could
> you detect any channels at all with this card?
> I'm not sure I can help any more than that to be honest. As far as I can
> tell you've no way of knowing if the card works at all. Try it in
> another PC if you can. You can always take the low profile bracket off
> for testing purposes if it won't fit in anything else you have.
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