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#16238 1-Oct-2007 05:08
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Well, not really the sly since it's free anyway. I was wondering though, is there a way to receive freeview channels without the box?

Thanks to the previous residents of this fine household we have a sky dish. I also have a tv tuner PCI card, no morals and a huge sense of self-entitlement which I figured could somehow combine to bridge the hardware gap.

Do I have a hope in hell?

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  #88849 1-Oct-2007 06:57
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lol there is no 'sly' about it. To get freeview you need a DVB-S tuner - either in a freeview stb (cheap ones on Trademe from about $130) or get an $80 PCI DVB-S card.


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  #88852 1-Oct-2007 07:41
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I've seen people recommending the Hasslehoff Nova-S or something. Is that the card you're talking about? I found one for $180 but that seems pricey. Where have you all been buying your DVB-S cards from?

Speaking of which, does it come with a remote?


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  #88853 1-Oct-2007 07:48
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Thats the one. Hunt around on Trademe to find them even cheaper... there are different brands too, I hear the Twinhan cards are good...

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