Please have a look at the FAQ before asking questions. If you have any corrections or additions to the FAQ, please email me! Thanks to Stefan Hagendorn for his first version of the Linux DVB & VDR FAQ which I used as a starting point. His old FAQ is available on his web page.
Common Interface Modules compatibility chart
HOWTO set up Dolby Digital AC3 sound
I understand no frickin' English! Give me a German Anleitung! Thanks to Robert Schuster for his little introduction to VDR on S.u.S.E. Linux 7.2 :-)
IR receiver for J2 connector on Rev. 1.3 DVB-s
Got problems receiving channels on the High Band? Adding this circuit to your DVB-s can probably help solving it.
Christian Daniel has put together various datasheets for the different components of the DVB-s card. Apart from the documentation available here, you will also find some documentation on the DVB MPEG streams on his page. buenavista contributed the datasheets for the Rev. 1.3 and 1.6 tuners. On his page, you will also find some pictures of the DVB cards with the tuner shielding removed.
Thanks to Christian Daniel and buenavista for making this information available!