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#39670 17-Aug-2009 19:01
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Hi there - I am new here...

I have been a huge consumer of geekzone to set up my HTPC. It has been an excellent resource, especially with getting the sattelite card working in Visa.

I have one Hauppauge WinTV Nova-S-Plus in the sysem which receives all the freeview channels. This works well, but I am not able to record two channels or record a channel while watching another.

The solution to this is of course is to install another DVB-S card, however the system does not have enough room in it to add another card.

Can anyone lead me to a Dual DVB-S card?


P.S - I should point out that I am in Gisborne so using a DVB-T card is (sadly) out of the question... for now.




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  #247905 17-Aug-2009 20:49
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I dont think there are any locally on sale in New Zealand. So your options are, order a blackgold from the us/uk, a pinnacle dual dvb-s card or there may be some dvb-s usb devices around, I've not looked into that.

Finally, I'm not sure if the HDHomeRun can be used for DVB-S (I know it can do dvb-t or dvb-c).




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  #247906 17-Aug-2009 20:50
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For the cost of those first two cards, you could probably potentially update your motherboard to one with more pci/pcie slots.

Just another option.




Previously known as psycik

OpenHAB: Gigabyte AMD A8 BrixOpenHAB with Aeotech ZWave Controller, Raspberry PI, Wemos D1 Mini, Zwave, Xiaomi Humidity and Temperature sensors and Bluetooth LE Sensors
Media:Chromecast v2, ATV4, Roku3, HDHomeRun Dual
Windows 10
Host (Plex Server/Crashplan): 2x2TB, 2x3TB, 1x4TB using DriveBender, Samsung 850 evo 512 GB SSD, Hyper-V Server with 1xW10, 1xW2k8, 2xUbuntu 16.04 LTS, Crashplan, NextPVR channel for Plex,NextPVR Metadata Agent and Scanner for Plex


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