DVB-s PCI cards under Linux



The DVB-s PCI card is designed for receiving and decoding digital satellite broadcasts. It can be used for digital television and radio reception and for high speed internet downloading. With linux driver you can build your own digital satellite receiver, digital video recorder and DVD player.

DVB-s PCI cards with the same layout supported by linux driver:

Linux driver for DVB-s PCI card

You can download the drivers from LinuxTv.org.

DVD player for DVB-s PCI card

You can use this program for DVD playback on the DVB-s PCI card.

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Supported functions: Requirements: Change Log:

Remote control for DVB-s PCI card

The main disadvantage of DVB-s card is that there is no remote control. With this program you can simply solve this problem. The program is optimized for motorized satellite antennas where is a positioner connected to an analog satellite receiver. You can control your DVB-s card and motorized antenna with only one remote control.

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Supported functions: Requirements: Change Log:

RGB outputs on DVB-s PCI card

There are two reasons for using a RGB connection: Follow this link for images about connection between the J2 connector on DVB-s card and the scart connector with RGB inputs.


LinuxTv.org - drivers for the DVBs card
Video Disk Recorder Project - by Klaus Schmidinger
The Kvdr Homepage - or how to turn your PC into a Video Recorder - by Guido Fiala
DVB & VDR FAQ - by Stefan Hagendorn
Useful information and documentation - about DVB PCI cards under Linux by Henning Holtschneider
Sat (Satellite Technology) HOWTO - How to setting up your Linux box for DVB data services - by Roberto Arcomano and Florindo Santoro
DVB teletext decoder - by Dave Chapman
Satellite software released under the GPL - by Jan Panteltje
Europe Online Linux Masquerading FAQ - by Franz Ackermann
How to cascade your Squid proxy with EON - speed up surfing and work around client authentication - by Lukas Loesche
Common Interface Module - pictures and explanation about connection of DVBs card, CI, CAM and smart card
LiViD - The Linux Video and DVD Project


Matjaz Thaler