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elkano
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  #276135 25-Nov-2009 11:25
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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.


Are you using the TeVii with other tuner cards? Basically I am considering buying one as I'd really like 2 DVB-S tuners in my system (preferably 3 but that can wait :-) ).


blur

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  #276142 25-Nov-2009 11:37
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Hi elkano

Yeah, I have two DVB-S tuners in my system. The first is a Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus PCI and the other is the TeVii S470 PCIe. The reason behind getting a PCIe card over another Hauppauge Nova-S-Plus was due to the fact that if I used my only other free PCI slot, I'd suffocate the fan on my video card.

Like you I'd like to end up with 3 tuners so I can record 2 different channels while watching a 3rd. This will be achieved when I get the dual Black Gold card when it's released.

Either that or when Gisborne gets terrestrial receiption... I'm not holding my breath!




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password1
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  #276455 26-Nov-2009 10:51
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blur:

Like you I'd like to end up with 3 tuners so I can record 2 different channels while watching a 3rd.


You could do this already with just two DVB-S cards and mediaportal

blur

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  #276464 26-Nov-2009 10:58
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I agree - this is an excellent feature that should be incorporated into Media Centre. I've had quite a bit to do with Mediaportal recently, but I just keep coming back to Media Centre because I think it just looks and feels better.




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elkano
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  #276477 26-Nov-2009 11:24
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Have you tried the mediaportal skin called Streamed MP? looks and behaves quite a bit like MC.

There may be others even closer but I only generally only try a couple of skins..

Asmodeus
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  #276506 26-Nov-2009 13:49
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So is a DVB-S2 tuner capable of tuning into DVB-S transmissions? Can you use a DVB-S2 card to pick up satellite freeview?

blur

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  #276517 26-Nov-2009 14:14
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Hi Asmodeus - if you are talking about the TeVii S470 then the answer is yes, it is backward compatible.




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elkano
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  #276524 26-Nov-2009 14:23
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Asmodeus: So is a DVB-S2 tuner capable of tuning into DVB-S transmissions? Can you use a DVB-S2 card to pick up satellite freeview?


All the DVB-S2 cards I know are backward compatible with DVB-S, that doesn't mean every card though :-)



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