Media Portal is a bit of a pain to set up! Also, I don't have a remote (I'm planning on using a wireless keyboard/mouse as I'll still surf the web/play games on this pc too) and Media Portal seems to be geared towards remotes. I can use it but it's a bit painful. Is a remote absolutely needed? Are there plug-ins for Media Portal that make the UI more user-friendly? (I'm almost tempted to just forget about HD and use Media Center, haha!)
Anyway, I got one of the two analog cards set up. It turns out that theres something wrong with the rooftop aerial at the place I'm living at for the next 2 1/2 months. It gives a worse signal than rabbit's ears. Out of interest, how strong does a signal need to be to get Freeview HD? I'm getting fairly decent analog reception with rabbit's ears on TV 2, 3, and C4 (One is pretty terrible).