Added by Nigel Smith 2 months ago


Can anyone give me recommendations for receiving freeset as I can’t get it freeview where I live although I’m in the U.K.

I’m hoping for a standalone unit or something that could connect to a raspberry pi as I don’t have a PC to plug a PCI card into.

Thanks in advance

Replies (4)

RE: Freesat - Added by Nigel Smith 2 months ago

Thanks, I got one like the triax (mega sat) and connected it to a Synology NAS as there is a build for DSM 7. 8 tuners!

RE: Freesat - Added by Marc Ominus about 2 months ago

Why don't you try this with RaspberryPi
TBS5520SE Multi-standard TV Tuner USB Box
It does not require external power source.

Or you can go for newer model, that needs external power source
TBS5930 DVB-S2X/S2 TV Tuner USB Card

Both devices support DVB-S2X standard as well, plus
TBS 5930 supports VCM and multi stream, but you would not needed if only
tuning to Astra 2E / Astra 2F / Astra 2G (28.2°E) for now :)

RE: Freesat - Added by Nigel Smith about 2 months ago

Thanks, but I went for the Megasat - Synology DSM7 now doesn’t work with USB-based tuners.