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Topic # 29651 14-Jan-2009 10:11
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so, its somethign i have wondered for some time now and the only way i could do this in the past was with two dvb cards. i now see the mysky offers this in a stb which i assume has only one tuner in it. can this be done with an htpc and one tuner with freeview?

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  Reply # 189456 14-Jan-2009 10:23
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mysky has four tuners iirc....




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  Reply # 189461 14-Jan-2009 10:41
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There are some tuner cards that have more then one tuner built into them. Also I think Media portal can record different channels from the same DVB-S card as long as the channels are on the same MUX. I dont know if any other media center software allows this however.







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  Reply # 189476 14-Jan-2009 11:35
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As others have said there are two ways of doing this.
 
The most obvious is multiple tuners. MySky for example has 4 - 3 for TV and 1 dedicated solely for PPV content. If you put multiple tuners in your PC you can do the same thing.

You can also do it with software. DVB streams are transmitted in a MUX - multiple channels all transmitted together inside a transport stream. When you watch a channel the STB/software views a single channel in this transport stream, software such as Media Portal and GB-PVR allows you to record or view all channels on a single MUX at the same time.



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  Reply # 189486 14-Jan-2009 11:56
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shot lads thanks!! man i woudl never have thought the mysky had so many tuners!!

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