Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




429 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 37


Topic # 146600 23-May-2014 10:25
Send private message

i need a dual tuner card asap for DVBT but have no idea whats reliable easy to use...  USB?? PCIE? want something that will work seamlessly with W7 media center and also xbmc/mediaportal maybe. was maybe looking at the avermedia twinstar at $115 but there seems to be loads of USB ones which are cheap. are they only single channel??
its going on my mums sandy bridge I3 based system which is currently using xbmc but now shes dumped sky i need to install a freeview system into it...
any suggestions appreciated.

Create new topic
1724 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 885


  Reply # 1051592 23-May-2014 10:43
Send private message

Hauppauge HVR2200. 2210 is the same but has a remote.
Edit: it appears it might be hard to get hold of now, the twinstar should be fine too.

I'd go PCIe. USB tuners are usually fine, but you need to be careful of power draw on the USB. Sometimes they need a powered hub to work.

Don't bother with WMC. If you go with just about any other solution you'll be able to watch/record all channels on two frequencies with two tuners that's about 7 channels at once. I have a 2210 and a avermedia USB tuner and I never have to choose, with 3 tuners I can watch/record nearly every channel at once.




Location: Dunedin

314 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 77

Trusted

  Reply # 1057608 1-Jun-2014 16:30
Send private message

If you want some thing cheap to play I have one of these works perfectlly
http://www.trademe.co.nz/electronics-photography/tvs/terrestrial-receivers/auction-734672963.htm

 

Any thing is better than WMC on linux you can use mythtv or tvheadend
I think media portal is one of the better windows options

You can still use xbmc as a front end to these




lemontv.co.nz | Search NZ streaming sites

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Why I'm not an early adopter
Posted 21-Nov-2017 10:39


Netatmo launches smart home products in New Zealand
Posted 20-Nov-2017 20:06


Huawei Mate 10: Punchy, long battery life, artificial intelligence
Posted 20-Nov-2017 16:30


Propel launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones
Posted 19-Nov-2017 21:26


UFB killer app: Speed
Posted 17-Nov-2017 17:01


The case for RSS — MacSparky
Posted 13-Nov-2017 14:35


WordPress and Indieweb: Take control of your online presence — 6:30 GridAKL Nov 30
Posted 11-Nov-2017 13:43


Chorus reveals technology upgrade for schools, students
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:28


Vodafone says Internet of Things (IoT) crucial for digital transformation
Posted 10-Nov-2017 10:06


Police and Facebook launch AMBER Alerts system in NZ
Posted 9-Nov-2017 10:49


Amazon debuts Fire TV Stick Basic Edition in over 100 new countries
Posted 8-Nov-2017 05:34


Vodafone VoIP transition to start this month
Posted 7-Nov-2017 12:33


Spark enhances IoT network capability
Posted 7-Nov-2017 11:33


Vocus NZ sale and broadband competition
Posted 6-Nov-2017 14:36


Hawaiki reaches key milestone in landmark deep-sea fibre project
Posted 4-Nov-2017 13:53



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.