Tag: tv

Installing TBS 6981 DVB-S2 Dual Satellite Tuner on Ubuntu 11.04

UPDATE (2016/03/21): A lot of the links and instructions in this post are no longer valid/working. I recommend using a newer version of Linux (CentOS or Ubuntu), and the latest drivers from the TBS website (http://www.tbsdtv.com/download/)   This is my first post in a number of posts I will be making detailing how I’ve got the (Almost!) perfect TV Server… Read more →


Playing around with XBMC Media Streaming

Sunday has become the day to play with technology. So expect more posts on Sundays now than normal. I’ve been playing around with XBMC this morning, and I’m really impressed with the functionality and smoothness of the application. I’m just in the process of testing how well streaming a DVD from my network storage across the wired network will work. I’m hoping… Read more →


XBMC, Raspberry Pi and TuxTV

So after reading with great interest this post and watching this video, on the Raspberry Pi website I was really excited about using it as a frontend for my TuxTV project. However it turns out, after a number of questions on the Raspberry Pi Forums, and a final blog post stating which codecs will be available to use, it seems this will not be possible at… Read more →


TuxTV – Part 2

The more I think about this project, the more I want to do it. I’ve decided that the best option is to complete it in two parts. The main reasoning of this is to test the functionality before I go the whole hog. First off, I’m going to setup two servers that will power the backend. These will handle the… Read more →


TuxTV – Concept

Flicking through the channels this afternoon has got me thinking (oh dear!). Currently, I have Freeview in my room, with a 500GB recorder, and SkyHD downstairs with a 500GB box. All of the other rooms just have standard Freeview, with no recording facilities. The thing that annoys me is that if someone else is using the Sky downstairs, I can’t… Read more →