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Topic # 56944 29-Jan-2010 12:20
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I have managed to score a second hand Dick Smith PCMCIA tuner that shows up in Device Manager as Fly DVB-t Duo Cardbus. It works a treat for capturing playback from sky for archiving on DVD.

I am hoping to use the laptop to get Freeview in the gym (treadmills can be sooo boring!).  The card has has two RF inputs, Analogue and DVB-T.  Does this mena I need a UHF feed for the DVB-T rather than my SKY dish?

Also, I've heard bad things about the bundled Lifeview DVB software! I've seen references to MyTheatre - any comments or suggestions for software greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.

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  Reply # 294362 29-Jan-2010 15:17
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The card will require a UHF aerial - it will not work with a satellite dish.

As for software I have no idea what comes with the card but I'd recommend Windows7 if you want the simpest approach, or GB-PVR, Media Portal or DVBViewer if you're on XT or Vista. You'll also need PowerDVD8 or 9 that includes a H.264 codec.

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  Reply # 294363 29-Jan-2010 15:19
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FatFurryGuy: Does this mena I need a UHF feed for the DVB-T rather than my SKY dish?

Yes, DVB-T (Terrestrial - Freeview|HD) is broadcast on UHF and you need to connect a UHF aerial to receive it (assuming that you are in a Freeview|HD reception area). Your Sky dish doesn't supply a UHF signal. EDIT: which I see sbiddle already said a couple of minutes before me!


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  Reply # 294466 29-Jan-2010 19:58
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Thank you both very much

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