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Reccomendations for a Quad Sat PCIe card wanted

Added by Hairy Wookiee 9 months ago

Hi

I've built a new TvHeadend server and have decided to upgrade from a dual to a quad setup.

My old server currently uses a TBS 6981 dual and it's been totally rock solid for many years so I'm after a quad that's just as good.

I picked up a second hand TBS 6985 quad after reading that Adam had one but unfortunately after much messing about I've come to the conclusion the card I've got is slightly faulty.

Thinking it was a software issue I tried various Linux distros, various versions of TBS drivers, various versions of TvHeadend and various versions of Kodi all to no success. Eventually I borrowed my old dual card from my working setup and it is rock solid with signal strengths of 75-80% compared with 40% for the 6985 that suffers with occasional picture breakup.

So the question is what's a good quad PCIe card ?

TBS 6905, TBS 6904, TBS 6909 ?

or any other brands to consider ?

Cheers
Wookiee


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RE: Reccomendations for a Quad Sat PCIe card wanted - Added by Ron L 9 months ago

Other than TBS there is Digital Devices. https://digitaldevices.de/ Advantage over TBS is that the drivers should be included in the Kernel. TBS drivers still not accepted into kernel and must be manually installed.

RE: Reccomendations for a Quad Sat PCIe card wanted - Added by Hairy Wookiee 8 months ago

Ron L wrote:

Other than TBS there is Digital Devices. https://digitaldevices.de/ Advantage over TBS is that the drivers should be included in the Kernel. TBS drivers still not accepted into kernel and must be manually installed.

Thanks for that suggestion, is there any particular card you know to be good ?

RE: Reccomendations for a Quad Sat PCIe card wanted - Added by Ron L 8 months ago

I have not bought a new card in a long time so don't know these personally. I have a couple old devices with STV chips that have been excellent. Only quad I know of that still uses STV chips is TBS6908.

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