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  #270580 6-Nov-2009 10:10
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According to the Win7 compatibility center here...

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/Details.aspx?type=Hardware&p=Pinnacle%20Systems%20PCTV%20Dual%20Sat%20Pro%20PCI%204000i%20TV%20Tuner%20Card&v=Pinnacle%20Systems&uid=8202-26235-61&pf=0π=7&c=TV%20Devices&sc=TV%20Tuners&os=32-bit

It is compatible with 32-bit and 64-bit Win7. That doesn't necessarily mean it will work in Media Center tho'.

I notice the .inf file in the new driver file says "Support for Windows Media Center DVB-T emulation -> hints see @MCE"

Strongly suspect it will support Win7 Media Center.

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  #270593 6-Nov-2009 10:24
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I agree - thanks for the link. I think on that basis I will take the plunge as we should be able to get it out of Australia.

Threads - would you like to maybe combine freight for this item and grab 2? Have you seen any on-line retailers for this product?




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  #270604 6-Nov-2009 11:15
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RustyGonad: They are supposedly replacing it with this:

http://shop.blackgold.tv/epages/BT3159.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT3159/Products/BGT3595

Which if your into Sky will be a very very nice option. Dual S2 tuners in a single slot can't be a bad thing...


That looks like a great card - seen any retail info yet?

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  #270606 6-Nov-2009 11:17
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Hi - no, not yet. Looks like most of them seem to be listed in the UK, but all the on-line retailers are out of stock at the moment. I will keep digging and let you know...




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  #270610 6-Nov-2009 11:27
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blur: I agree - thanks for the link. I think on that basis I will take the plunge as we should be able to get it out of Australia.

Threads - would you like to maybe combine freight for this item and grab 2? Have you seen any on-line retailers for this product?



This is the only one I've managed to find...




http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330374057962


90 Eur + 40 Eur = 130 Eur which is about $(NZ)270!!


Too rich for me.


Don't know any online Australian retailers that stock the card.  Be keen to combine if we could get for a reasonable price (maybe around the $150 mark).. Maybe there are other forum members interested.    Maybe we could approach Lako Pacific (helpdesk@lakopacific.com) for dealer who would give us a bulk buy discount?


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  #270611 6-Nov-2009 11:33
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Mattv:
RustyGonad: They are supposedly replacing it with this:

http://shop.blackgold.tv/epages/BT3159.sf/en_GB/?ObjectPath=/Shops/BT3159/Products/BGT3595

Which if your into Sky will be a very very nice option. Dual S2 tuners in a single slot can't be a bad thing...


That looks like a great card - seen any retail info yet?


Not yet - but I'll probably flick 1 x HVR2200, and 2 x HVR4000's onto trademe once I do...

They were due out last month, but nothing seems to be happening very quickly.


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  #270612 6-Nov-2009 11:33
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I take it they are the distributor for Asia Pacific? I might give them a call and see what the lay of the land is.

I agree on the pricing - better off waiting for the new release from Black Gold. I think I'd rather have the DVB-S2 (which is backward compatible) for future-proofing anyway...




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  #272845 13-Nov-2009 19:20
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Hi all

I just thought I'd post a quick update with where I am up to with my DVB-S dilemma. What I have ended up doing was purchasing a second PCIe DVB-S card. There aren?t too many of these around, and of the ones that are available, they seem to be 3-in-1 cards with DVB-T inputs which pushes the price up.

I was pleasantly surprised to find on TradeMe a straight PCIe DVB-S/S2 card from TeVii that didn?t break the bank. The card was easy to install and I can confirm that it works flawlessly with Windows 7 64bit and Media Centre.

I understand that it might not be acceptable to link directly to a TradeMe auction, so in the event that this post gets edited simply search TeVii on TradeMe and you?ll find the cards. I?m really happy and think that they represent good value for money.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Other-PCI-cards/auction-253464853.htm




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  #272854 13-Nov-2009 20:50
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blur: Hi all

I just thought I'd post a quick update with where I am up to with my DVB-S dilemma. What I have ended up doing was purchasing a second PCIe DVB-S card. There aren?t too many of these around, and of the ones that are available, they seem to be 3-in-1 cards with DVB-T inputs which pushes the price up.

I was pleasantly surprised to find on TradeMe a straight PCIe DVB-S/S2 card from TeVii that didn?t break the bank. The card was easy to install and I can confirm that it works flawlessly with Windows 7 64bit and Media Centre.

I understand that it might not be acceptable to link directly to a TradeMe auction, so in the event that this post gets edited simply search TeVii on TradeMe and you?ll find the cards. I?m really happy and think that they represent good value for money.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Computers/Components/Other-PCI-cards/auction-253464853.htm



Hey thanks for the update Blur.  I did hear from the aussie agent (Lako Pacific) for the Pinnacle PCTV Dual Sat Pro 4000i.  He was going to get me a price to ship one to New Zealand.  That was Monday and I haven't heard back from him since.


I looked at those cards on TradeMe too.  I noticed u can also get them  from DVBShop here:
http://www.dvbshop.net/index.php/cat/c460_PC-TV-Tuner-PCI.html/XTCsid/pj5pu2o7lld2mnj7g5g7dr4srfjdn29a


The S470 looks great!  Only single tuner?  Does it have a cable bypass?  SVideo in port?  Was a low profile bracket included?


Thanks for sharing your findings.


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  #272868 13-Nov-2009 21:08
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Hey Threads. It did come with a low-profile bracket, but no S-Video in port.

I'm not sure what a cable bypass is!?!?




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  #272878 13-Nov-2009 21:32
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blur: Hey Threads. It did come with a low-profile bracket, but no S-Video in port.

I'm not sure what a cable bypass is!?!?



Great .. a LP bracket!  Amazing how so many manufacturers ignore the low profile PCs.


The cable bypass let u daisy-chain the signal cable.  You can chain another DVB-S card or settop box.


Oh .. the other port towards the bottom of the card is a IR port.


Thanks again Blur.

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  #272914 13-Nov-2009 23:34
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far, that BGT3595 looks pretty. Would be a nice upgrade for my tired HVR3000.

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  #272915 13-Nov-2009 23:38
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found this in my travels on another site:

don't expect it for a bit then.


Dear Sir,


BlackGold has now completed evaluation of the initial BGT3595 product; we have managed to identify some improvements and have put into place a revised prototype build of the final product. Because the decision has been taken to incorporate the changes and test further prototypes before release, the final release is now likely to be early 2010.

In accordance with company policy, initial release will be to the OEM sector and retail release will follow approximately four weeks later.

Kind regards,


BlackGold Support

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  #275902 24-Nov-2009 18:11
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allstarnz: found this in my travels on another site:

don't expect it for a bit then.


Dear Sir,


BlackGold has now completed evaluation of the initial BGT3595 product; we have managed to identify some improvements and have put into place a revised prototype build of the final product. Because the decision has been taken to incorporate the changes and test further prototypes before release, the final release is now likely to be early 2010.

In accordance with company policy, initial release will be to the OEM sector and retail release will follow approximately four weeks later.

Kind regards,


BlackGold Support


I got that email when I asked about the BGT3595, so posted it on another forum :-)

So what's the general consensus, are people going to wait for the BGT3595 or try and get a pinnacle?
I am sorely tempted to get the TeVii off trademe but holding back at the moment in case people put in for one of the dual DVB-S tuner cards and we get some savings on shipping.

I have a HVR-2200 but recently moved house and now I get only analog reception of TV1 and TV2.
Couple that with the errors I get in Mediaportal when trying to use analog (1.1.0 doesn't like it currently but its on the list of fixes for RC1) and I've only got the HVR-4000's DVB-S, bummer!



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  #275943 24-Nov-2009 20:02
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I got that email when I asked about the BGT3595, so posted it on another forum :-)

So what's the general consensus, are people going to wait for the BGT3595 or try and get a pinnacle?
I am sorely tempted to get the TeVii off trademe but holding back at the moment in case people put in for one of the dual DVB-S tuner cards and we get some savings on shipping.

I have a HVR-2200 but recently moved house and now I get only analog reception of TV1 and TV2.
Couple that with the errors I get in Mediaportal when trying to use analog (1.1.0 doesn't like it currently but its on the list of fixes for RC1) and I've only got the HVR-4000's DVB-S, bummer!





Hi there... I ended up (as I think you may know) taking a punt on the TeVii S470 PCIe DVB-S2 card off TradeMe. I am REALLY happy with my choice as it installed easily into Windows 7 64bit and seems to work really well.

The other card I was contemplating was the AVerTV Satellite Trinity TV Tunerbut this was a lot more expensive and contained other inputs that I didn't want/need.

I did also look seriously at the Pinnacle dual tuner DVB-S card, but it appears to me that these are now a legacy card and are no longer supported.

Ultimately I will wait for the Black Gold as I think it will be a better card, but I am happy with the TeVii in the mean time.




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