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Ultimate Geek

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# 31023 2-Mar-2009 10:35
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Anyone tried multiple (2 or 3) USB2 DVB-T tuners in a HTPC system?

(Using Windows XP, Vista or Windows7)

Thinking of 3 Avermedia or 3 Haupauge tuners.

Have been looking at the new Intel Atom mother boards but they only have one PCI slot and plenty of USB2 headers.

One disadvantage would be the requirement for an antenna splitter thus reducing the signal level to each tuner.







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  # 198738 2-Mar-2009 12:16
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If you are thinking about the Intel Atom mobos are they grunty enough to decode Freeview|HD?

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  # 198746 2-Mar-2009 12:48
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Yes, very interested in the Intel D945GCLF2 Motherboard.

Uses the GMA950 graphics core.

Thought it could do H.264 in hardware...

Had another hunt through the specs and can't find any reference to H.264 or Mpeg4 hardware acceleration.

Might have to can the idea.



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  # 198781 2-Mar-2009 14:58
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Or wait for nVidia's Ion. It's an Atom bundled with an nVidia 9400. Make sure you get a dual-core Atom.

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