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# 36851 2-Jul-2009 14:31
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Hi!

can anyone see a problem if I plan to install two TV tuners on a PCI riser card?
I have one PCI slot free, with a NovaT-500 HD. I want to add a second tv tuner to add analogue and DVB-S and still keep the NovaT-500

I want to use item R010 on this website
http://www.procase.co.nz/IPC/accessories/accessories.htm

Did anyone used such arrangement?

reason: I can install an Avermedia Trinity in the PCI-e slot but this card retails for nearly $300. The pci riser is just $30 and a PCI tv tuner analogue + DVB-S can be found much cheaper.

Thank you.




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  # 231047 4-Jul-2009 20:31
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FYI I have two nova-s PCI cards installed on a PCI riser card, works without any issues.


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  # 231263 5-Jul-2009 19:11
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I had no end of problems with a riser in a 2u case in the past - some cards would just not work at all, the one that annoyed me the most was my 16 channel video capture cards - the chinglish speakers at the support email said that it was because the card had a pci bridge on it, and the risr card had one too.

That riser looks to be passive with the little daughter boards to get the interupts etc to the other slots (since PCI is not strictly a bus, each slot is different) - since you only have one slot free, nowhere to put them so it wont work.




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  # 231431 6-Jul-2009 08:45
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richms,

I believe the lack of details in my description caused some confusion. There is a PCI slot used by the Nova-T right now and another PCI slot "hidden" under the graphic card heatsink (8600 GT passive). I am planning to use that PCI slot covered by the heatsink with one of the "daughters". The riser card will go into the slot where I currently have the Nova-T 500. then the Nova-T 500 and the new tv tuner will both go onto the riser card.

This should work, right?




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  # 231462 6-Jul-2009 10:07
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Oh yeah, that should work then, each of the finger boards is connected to the individual pins on one card so that the identification and IRQs still work. You may find its not needed for some cards tho, so the 3rd slot might be usable for you,.




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  # 231724 6-Jul-2009 17:26
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Hey

 I'm using a Hauppage HVR4000 on a single PCI riser without a problem.  Let us know how you go with that riser, since I may be looking for a dual-riser in the future.

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