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I would like to connect my satellite dish to my laptop. Can anybody recommend a USB DVB-S receiver that works well with Ubuntu?

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up vote 2 down vote accepted

If found that the following devices are reported as working with VDR. This usually means that they will work with other software as well:

  • Hauppauge DEC 3000-s
  • Hauppauge Nova USB
  • Technotrend PC-Line USB
  • Kathrein UFP 500
  • Pinnacle PCTV 400e
  • Pinnacle PCTV 450e
  • Sundtek SkyTV Ultimate DVB-S/S2

I don't know, unfortunately, if you can still buy any of them. My tip is to just try one. Buy one locally and return it if it doesn't work. Generally speaking, many will work.

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Thanks for comprehensive answer ! :) I will search for available hardware. – Vincenzo Dec 13 '10 at 5:27
Just make sure you can return it, if it doesn't work. :-) – Stefano Palazzo Dec 13 '10 at 5:40
Of course, everybody should remember such things :) – Vincenzo Dec 13 '10 at 14:50

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