Hi All.

I am configuring a new PC for my Brother, and want to add a DVB-S tuner card with MCE IR remote control that integrates well with Vista home premium media centre.

My Brother is on a budget, so what do you recommend to do freeview satellite with MCE IR remote. I would prefer if the IR reciever mounted in the PC somehow? Also prefer Diseq 1.3 (USALS) support if possible

I read in another forum that MCE doesn't support DVBS without registry hacks or fooling it into thinking that the card is DVB-T. Is this still the case? can someone post a link to a step by step guide for this? 

I have been happy with an analogue Hauppauge PVR250 in my PC, but it doesn't appear that the Hauppauge DVB-S cards come with a full MCE remote.

Compaq Presario SR5440 AMD A64X2 5200+ processor. NVidia integrated GeForce 6150SE / N430 3D Graphics card.

Is the integrated graphics up to the job? (Looks like it will do hardware decoding of MPEG2, H.264 etc so should be more than capable). He's not into any gaming whatsoever. 

The PC has free PCI and PCI express slots.