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Minimal setup for DVB-S2

Added by dero dero over 2 years ago

Hi,

I need to upgrade from DVB-T to DVB-S2. Up to now, I used a RPi, but I think of buying a new mini PC as well.

Can someone propose a minimal setup?

- PCIe for DVB-S2 cards
- SATA for HDD
- GBit LAN

Thanks!

dero


Replies (5)

RE: Minimal setup for DVB-S2 - Added by Anthony Thomas over 2 years ago

I'd personally look in to getting a 4 tuner SAT>IP server.

Good value, especially compared to a lot of PCIe DVB-S2 cards.

You could even still use an RPi as the TVH server.

RE: Minimal setup for DVB-S2 - Added by dero dero over 2 years ago

That's exactly what I have set up just last week:

- Telestar Digibit R1 SAT>IP (110 EUR)
- WD Book Live NAS that also runs the TVHeadend Server

You cannot beat the 110 EUR thing with any custom setup!

Works like a charm with TVH clients, but I have some stuttering with Kodi because Kodi wants a transcoded HTSP stream instead of just using "pass"...

Dero

RE: Minimal setup for DVB-S2 - Added by Anthony Thomas over 2 years ago

Check your setup because Kodi doesn't require a transcoded stream.

Smooth as butter on all my Kodi/Libreelec clients.

RE: Minimal setup for DVB-S2 - Added by dero dero over 2 years ago

So, looks like my Wifi isn't strong enough for HD channels.

But if I enable transcoding, tvheadend quits with "illegal instruction". Also, I don't think that the WD Book Live is powerful enough for transcoding.

So, what would you recommend as a minimal setup for TVHeadend server to support transcoding? Is a RPi3 enough? It has four cores at 1.2 GHz, might be enough to support 4 channels...

dero

RE: Minimal setup for DVB-S2 - Added by Mark Clarkstone over 2 years ago

dero dero wrote:

So, looks like my Wifi isn't strong enough for HD channels.

But if I enable transcoding, tvheadend quits with "illegal instruction". Also, I don't think that the WD Book Live is powerful enough for transcoding.

*So, what would you recommend as a minimal setup for TVHeadend server to support transcoding? Is a RPi3 enough? It has four cores at 1.2 GHz, might be enough to support 4 channels... *

The only way the Pi can do transcoding is by using the Broadcom VideoCore hardware. Tvheadend doesn't support it. But it is possible to use external applications (i.e ffmpeg with hw support) & pipe the output back into tvheadend.

If you search online you should find information about it. I personally haven't tried it though.

dero

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