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Topic # 88693 21-Aug-2011 09:25
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Hey,

WAS (have got one now) after a cheap PCI Satellite Tuner card for use with an older computer that's just laying about.

Hear good things about the Hauppauge units but would be happy with anything that windows media centre recognises ok.   Was going to use windows 7 or stick with XP and use something like GB-PVR etc.

Thanks all. 


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  Reply # 509553 21-Aug-2011 10:50
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I have a Hauppauge WinTV HVR-3000 that I am willing to sell for $80 with free shipping.
PM if interested.

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  Reply # 509582 21-Aug-2011 12:51
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I also have a HVR-3000 I'll offer for $70.

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  Reply # 509599 21-Aug-2011 14:14
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Do you want one or two?

I have a couple of Hauppauge PCI Nova-S cards that I want to upgrade in the next couple of weeks.




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  Reply # 509650 21-Aug-2011 17:33
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I grabbed a $10 usb one off ebay.. it lags sometimes for FreeView but with a full size aerial should do okay for a cheap setup.



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  Reply # 509655 21-Aug-2011 17:55
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Thanks guys,

I'll go check out what those options are and get back to you shortly.

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  Reply # 509674 21-Aug-2011 19:57
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danielm8: I grabbed a $10 usb one off ebay.. it lags sometimes for FreeView but with a full size aerial should do okay for a cheap setup.


Is that a Freeview via Sat or Freeview|HD? The OP is after a satellite tuner which doesn't use an aerial.




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  Reply # 509684 21-Aug-2011 20:21
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Oh okay, my mistake... I assume it's not what he's looking for then... it's Terrestrial DVB-T.



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  Reply # 509718 21-Aug-2011 22:08
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Yeah satellite only at this stage. The computer I want to add this to has only got 1x PCI expansion slot. It's old school too, so terrestrial is definitely out, other than for recording purposes maybe.

Satellite just seems easier as it's a lot easier for the CPU to number crunch, and you get the full EPG etc easily as wel. Hoping some of those media centre features, like record to DVD etc, will work easily with media centre too.



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  Reply # 510259 23-Aug-2011 08:05
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Done, all sorted now.

Went with the Nova S in the end.

Thanks everyone and maybe someone else here will contact you about the cards you have for sale too.

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