Category Archive: satellite television

Dec 07 2014

Link: Some hints for getting free-to-air satellite channels into the Electronic Program Guide in Kodi (or another frontend)

If you are running a satellite backend system such as TVHeadEnd or MediaPortal (or MythTV, if you are one of the lucky few that can actually get it to work), and you use Kodi or the MythTV frontend, then it is possible to populate the schedule grid with listings from many sources. Note I did …

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Nov 30 2014

Link: Do you run one or more TBS PCIe cards under Linux? Check your IRQs…

The other night I happened to have a ssh session open to a TVHeadEnd backend system (running Debian Linux) when this message appeared: Message from syslogd@backend at Nov 6 23:03:02 … kernel:[452276.219160] Disabling IRQ #16 And then the satellite card essentially stopped working – it would act like it was receiving signals, but they were …

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Sep 11 2014

Link: Review of the TBS MOI+ DVB S/S2 Satellite TV Linux Server – a bit like a HDHomeRun, but for Free-To-Air satellite signals

A couple of years ago, I acquired a HDHomeRun Dual device, and discovered how nice it was to be able to stream terrestrial TV signals to anywhere in my home via my local network. I set up a backend system so that I could record programs and enjoy watching them at my convenience. I wondered …

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Feb 04 2012

How to find the right spot to place a satellite dish

Quite some time back, I had read an article on The Consumerist site (“DirecTV Contractor: No, We Won’t Fix Our Botched Installation“) and in particular, the comments left by readers of the article, several of which come to the same conclusion that I came to a long time ago: There is no way any installer …

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