Im after a capture card that I can use to plug in my sky dish and watch Freeview on my pc?
Whats the best card?
should I upgrade to vista? (would rather not go to that extreme )
I may also consider install a linux system?
I can't brain today. I have the dumb.
Mutly: To install Mediaportal go to http://www.team-mediaportal.com/ and get the latest stable release. There is plenty of documentation on installation and the forums are a wealth of information. Only real requirement is .Net 2.
You don't have to remove or change MCE to have Mediaportal running. The setup can be alittle confusing for first time users, but as I said, use the forums for help.
As for cards, as mruane said, the Haupage Nova S would be the way to go for what you want to do.
keriboi: My dish hasnt been used in 5 years, whats the chance I will need to source a LNB?
Regs:keriboi: Nova-s in in my hot hands
with the appropriate anti-static shielding one would hope....