View Full Version : What DVB card to get in the UK?

April 5th, 2010, 06:13 PM
I've been using mythbuntu for a while now and while it supports my tv card, since kernel 2.6.28 this card (the nebula electronics digitv pci) has had problems for me and others. I'd like to know what DVB-T cards currently on sale in the uk have been well supported from kernels 2.6.28+.

It doesn't matter if it is pci, pci-x or usb. Analogue capture doesn't matter either. A dual tuner would be nice but isn't a necessity. Decent software on the Windows side would also be nice. A remote control would also be good but not essential.

Thanks for any advice.

April 5th, 2010, 07:15 PM
I used the Nova T-500 dual tuner for quite a while, and it worked well, (but recently I switched to satellite to get HD)

April 6th, 2010, 12:18 PM
I can also vouch for nova t 500. It was a while ago, but it worked well. Since then have replaced it with twin hauppauge DVB-S for HD - and they work well also.

Thanks, Steve.

Chris Musampa
April 6th, 2010, 12:56 PM
My Nebula died about a year ago, I replaced it with a TD-500 (seems to be more commonly available than T-500), I can't comment on the windows sw but it works great with Mythbuntu.

April 6th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Yes, +1 on the Nova TD-500 PCI - much better than the HVR hybrid series. It works here in italy with HD H.264 channels also.

Mythbuntu 9.10 AMD64
Gigabyte GA-M720 2GB DDR2-800
Athlon X2 4800+
Nvidia 9400GT 1GB
WD Sata2 CaviarGreen
Skystar 2 DVB-s
Nova T-500 dual DVB-t

April 22nd, 2010, 11:32 AM
Thanks looks like I'll get a Nova TD 500 when I have some money.