As far as the guide goes all 6 programs I set to record last night seem to have worked fine. I'll keep my fingers crossed...
Asmodeus: Right, well I got VMC working with tv pack and the blackgold drivers. Full satellite scan found nothibng but manual transponder scan found all freeview channels.
I was getting a guide (OTA I assume) for some channels (tvnz ones) but not others, anyone know why? Is the the channel numbers I assigned them or something?
Asmodeus: Noob question, but should I have satellite cables going into both inputs or just the one? I got it working when I had a single sat cable going into input 2.
Asmodeus: Should I split my satellite signal 3 ways? 1 for sky stb, one for each pc sat input or what?
Mattv: If you've got a Dick Smiths nearby one of these ought to do it
Mattv: I'm pretty much a noob at this stuff too but you may want to check a few different things. Firstly what happens if you record 3 different things at once, ie 2 freeview sat channels and a sky one? Are both freeview ones blocky? Are recodings just the same as live tv? Have you double checked the cable connections at the back and the fitting of the card in the PCI-x slot? What happens if you change the cables around? What driver are you using for the Blackgold card?
That's about all I can suggest to check for now. You may be better starting a new discussion in order to get more people looking at it.