I have just recently purchased the Hauppauge Nova-T-500 Tuner Card to pickup Freeview in New Zealand so I can watch it on my new 52 inch Samsung Series 6 TV!!
My PC Spec's are as follows:
Intel Quad Core Q6600 2.4G 8MB
Coolermaster CPU cooler
ASUS P5K-E WiFi Motherboard4GB memory
GIGABYTE RX3855 Radeon HD video cardHAUPPAUGE WinTV PVR500MCE Dual Tuner CardSeagate Barracuda 11 3.5 500GB driveSeagate Barracuda 11 3.5 1 TB drive x 2 (2 terabytes) setup as RAID zero
Zalman 850 watt power supply
Cooler master Centurion box
I currently have a dual Analogue card which is working great with Vista Media Centre (running on Vista Home Premium) and I know that MCE will not work with the Nova-T-500 card as it's in MPG2 format and Freeview is MPG4 format, but that's OK - I just want to view Freeview through my PC!! I'm happy to wait until there is a fix for MCE (which I understand is at the end of this year??? I'm also happy to use any free software to get Freeview if anybody has any suggestions.
The Powercinema software loaded OK and I can pickup the Analogue Channels (exactly the same as Media Centre) however the Freeview channels appear to be shuddering? I have looked everywhere to see if someone has experianced the same problem, but there does not seem be any posts anywhere. PLEASE HELP!!!!
I would appreciate any pointers.