So, I rerouted the satellite cable to the study last night and re-ended it. The following guide was very helpful for fitting the F-connector:
I’d already got the card working by downloading the latest v4l-dvb driver and firmware, following the instructions on the linuxtv wiki (the HVR-4000 and my Nova-HD-S2 are essentially the same when it comes to DVB-S2):
I then ran a channel scan:
scan -v /usr/share/doc/dvb-utils/examples/scan/dvb-s/Astra-19.2E
To my surprise, it found upwards of 80 channels before I quit it, so it looks like the dish and card are working.
Next step, MythTV…