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Master Geek


Topic # 27652 3-Nov-2008 05:15
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Looking at buying a laptop and wanted to use VMC to record Freeview satellite. However I cant seem to find any USB DVB-S sticks - they seem to be all DVB-T or hybrid DVB-T analog sticks.

I do currently have a Freeview satellite decoder so I could simply get a basic USB anolog box that has inputs for composite and S video and do it that way (seen some on trademe for around $50), but at the moment my satellite decoder is connected to my desktop PC which has a Hauppauge 150 analog card) and thought by getting an acutal DVB-S USB tuner it would allow me to record 2 channels at once (my cable is split from the sky dish)

BTW I assume even though a lot of video cards have TV in/out that I need a tuner or VMC wont work from memory ie it will say no tuner card detected

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 175406 3-Nov-2008 10:42
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Hi.

I found this:

http://www.freeviewshop.co.nz/hauppauge-wintv-nova-usb2-p-527.html

Sounds like it is exactly what you are after.




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Master Geek


  Reply # 175486 3-Nov-2008 16:51
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Thanks thats what I was after - strange how the PC vendors dont seem to offer it. Its a bit on the pricey side when for example you can buy the Hauppauge DVB-T USB stick for under $100. Will wait and see if I get the laptop first.

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