TBS Drivers on LE10

  • Hi.. I'm struggling upgrading to LE10 Generic with my TBS5922 USB tuner. I've had this little box for years and it's always worked well with the Crazycat drivers.

    However, even on a fresh build I cannot get my tuner to show up in TVHeadend. Downgrading back to LE9 works but as most repos have moved on Matrix now everything else becomes a bit of a mess.


    If TBS support is likely to remain problematic, can anyone suggest a good replacement USB tuner (I using a NUC and have limited space in my TV cabinet, so only USB tuners please)?

  • Looking at options available for LE with USB tuners is not pretty. The perceived wisdom is a separate server with your USB tuner attached feeding your LE NUC. Makes sense really. Wouldn’t take up much additional space in your cabinet either.

  • If TBS support is likely to remain problematic

    It is and will remain problematic because there are ZERO efforts to upstream the drivers so the whole old thing gets just forward ported regardless if left and right other drivers break. Currently there are not even drivers for the current kernel because just older kernels are supported. Current state we do not include the drivers at LE11.


    Just go the Sat>Ip route (different ways to do it), so you are not dependent at the Linux DVB driver madness.

  • Was trying to source a Digibit Sat/IP tuner recently. Not one to be had anywhere. The alternatives to this manufacturer in terms of price is off the wall. I’d appreciate advice on finding a source to purchase a Digibit unit.


    In the meantime I run TVH with a DVBS PCIe Card on a separate unit feeding LE on a RockPro64 trouble free.

  • finding a source to purchase a Digibit unit

    afaik you can also use some receiver that based at enigma/openatv... and install minisatip on them

    they are pricewise the cheapest way in getting a sat>ip server


    disclaimer, never tried it my self

  • afaik you can also use some receiver that based at enigma/openatv... and install minisatip on them

    they are pricewise the cheapest way in getting a sat>ip server


    disclaimer, never tried it my self

    I finally managed to source a Digibit Twin from Germany €80 delivered. Let’s see if it arrives. I’ve heard so many positive stories about the Digibit unit I felt I had to try one. It would certainly put all those kernel/driver issues to bed for once and for all. I’ll report back once it has arrived and is up and running.

  • keep me posted, never saw any feedback about the twin

    Will do. The R1 has been well commented on. I’m not generally pessimistic but when the Twin arrives at the door I’ll believe it 😂

  • Thanks for the replies I am now looking at a Sat-IP box (megasat). Should I set this up with TVHeadEnd or is there a simpler way to connect this to LE?

  • Thanks for the replies I am now looking at a Sat-IP box (megasat). Should I set this up with TVHeadEnd or is there a simpler way to connect this to LE?

    your DVB Box -> Tvheadend -> LE Kodi addon pvr.hts
    I am not sure what megasat device you are looking for but options are so maybe some options are not doable:


    megasat + minisatip -> LE Tvheadend -> LE Kodi addon pvr.hts

    megasat + minisatip -> NAS Tvheadend -> LE Kodi addon pvr.hts

    megasat -> LE Kodi addon pvr.vuplus (no idea how good this works)

    megasat -> LE Kodi addon pvr.iptvsimple (no epg, usual slower channel switch times)

  • Ooh.. just seen the Digibit Twin. That would work well for me.

    Still awaiting delivery of the Digibit Twin so if and when it arrives I’ll set it up and report back here with the findings and where I purchased it from. Don’t pull the purchase trigger just yet 😂

  • Just an update on the Telestar Digibit Twin. Arrived after 5 business days. Surprised to see the outer casing is aluminium. Plastic mostly these days.


    Took about 40 minutes to setup on the RockPro64 with LE 10.0.03 with TVH backend server and TVH front end client. TVH immediately recognised two tuners. I configured LNB1 in TVH remotely and started a scan of Astra 28.2. Scan completed and all channels were eventually found. Played SD HD and 4k streams with hardware acceleration no problem.


    I will say it’s not the most sensitive tuner I’ve ever come across but for the money I now have a functioning DVBS tuner on an SBC without the worry of having to recompile drivers every time there’s an update.


    I’d certainly recommend it over a USB DVBS tuner and possibly some of the PCIe solutions out there. I purchased it via eBay from this shop for anyone who is interested

    Telestar DIGIBIT Twin Transmitter
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