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Topic # 29653 14-Jan-2009 11:18
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I've seen a few threads discussing DVB-S tuners for Freeview but it's hard to tell which is the most recommended/has the least issues.

Basically want a PCI (needs to be PCI have no e slots left) card, with twin tuners to use with Vista MCE+TV Pack (to get the epg working from what I've read on here). Prefer to buy in NZ but that doesn't really matter.

So which should I get? :)

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  Reply # 189471 14-Jan-2009 11:25
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Pretty sure the only cards that have dual DVB-S tuners are PCIe.
So the only way fo you to get dual DVB-S tuners is with two cards.
I have two Nova-S Plus cards in my HTPC.




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  Reply # 189506 14-Jan-2009 13:00
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Hmm, I might have to go for 2 USB tuners which would be a bit messy.

The "Pinnacle PCTV Dual Sat Pro PCI" dual tuner PCI card is mentioned on here, but it may not work with Vista MCE? Can anyone confirm? TV Pack might have solved the issue if the card was not found?


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  Reply # 189662 14-Jan-2009 23:59
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hbk:

Hmm, I might have to go for 2 USB tuners which would be a bit messy.

The "Pinnacle PCTV Dual Sat Pro PCI" dual tuner PCI card is mentioned on here, but it may not work with Vista MCE? Can anyone confirm? TV Pack might have solved the issue if the card was not found?



there is a good chance that this card will work OK with the TV Pack, or the Windows 7 Beta.  Prior to these DVB-S was not supported therefore you had to rely on hacks provided by the vendors to 'fake' the DVB-S into MCE as emulated DVB-T




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