I am back online after a failure of my HDStar tuner. I purchased it directly from Alibaba. It looks like the power supply internal to the tuner failed. I could get the tuner to come on when plugged in via USB, but it would not power on via the adapter supplied. I tried another adapter, and it did not power up. The RasPi would not power the tuner up properly from its USB port - likely not enough current for the tuner/LNB.
And, as many already know, the $40 HDStar tuner from Alibaba is no longer available.
So, I purchased the one from Outerenet in the sexy Outernet plastic case. It is just back on line, with the antenna in a permanent location:
I am running 0.2.8 - is this the latest release? I have been away for a while - is there anything we are evaluating in particular in this build?
I should be permanently on Galaxy as a receiver - the status page should have at least 1 receiver shown form now on!