Best DVB tuner box?


#1

Hi - I’m wondering what are the recommendations? I’m interested in both DVBT2/S2.

I know the MeCool KI Pro and KIII Pro seem to be working with CE and recommended, but I’m not sure if the S912 might be an issue though since I recall something about that chip might not be supported after Leia? (Can’t find the ref currently) Or even whether the more powerful cpu is really needed?

Alternatively I caught sight of the fact that a USB DVBT dongle may work since drivers may be present in CE e.g. the Astrometa one. Might this be better (certainly cheaper!) plugged into a normal S905 box?


#2

KI Pro is S905D. Using it with DVB-S without any problem. For DVB-C you need a strong signal though. DVB-T/T2 might be a problem due to RF interference caused by the device itself. I myself cannot receive some DVB-T2 channels with coreelec that work with android.

Wetek Play 2 has only a DVB-S or a DVB-T/C tuner, but the tuners are quite good

Hope that helps.


#3

Using GT1 standard with Xbox one usb tuner. Works very well!


#4

Sorry if the following if a bit off topic.

Is it safe to say any DVB tuners won’t work in the Western Hemisphere, i.e. US, .etc., mainly because US uses ATSC signals?


#5

Yes. DVB-T and ATSC are not compatible.


#6

I have seen tuners advertised as working on both formats.

Went searching and this is the first I found
https://www.silabs.com/products/tv-and-video/tv-tuners


#7

+1 for this kind of solution.

I have 2 Official X-Box One tuners, which are dirt cheap to buy on my boxes and works perfectly.


#8

Useful info, tx.
Is it possible to find out which tuner drivers are included with CE?
The ideal would be one of the twin tuner ones for simulataneous watch & record (the Xbox One ones are single tuner).