Working with DVB…
So i have a SKYSTAR 2 by technisat, and i have that old CONEXANT bt878, both should work under linux just fine
On Windows 7 (32 bit only it seems), even though there are no drivers for the tuner chip (bt878), the free open source driver btwincap should do the trick, as for the SkyStar II card, everything should work just fine as it is supported, and there is software to run it downloadable from Technisat.
What i have not yet done is to get them both working under Linux (Did not try yet), from what i understand up to now is that LinuxTV should get us up and running in no time, Both cards are supported natively under Linux.
There is a package that seems to do everything i need called MythTV, hoping it will work just fine with my hardware
Other things to keep an open eye for
MythTV, Open Source DVR
VDR, Video Disk Recorder
I will let you know step by step how it goes, for the time being, i am installing Debian Squeeze.