In order to get the family more interested in using the HTPC, I’ve been thinking about buying a TV Tuner card. I’ve already got the Harmony One to try and make it easier to switch to the PC but it doesn’t get a lot of use and is a bit inconvince it seems J.
I figure having Freeview (DVB-T) running on the PC, so it’s easy to jump between the local video files and live TV would push them to use the PC! Plus the live pause and record would be great too.
However, after a lot of searching around here and the net I see that getting the 7 day EPG requires a bit of fiddling.
The best (only?) solution looks to be the great EPG Grabber/Collector which would be fantastic, and I don’t think that’ll be an issue setting up hopefully.
Before I can set that up though I’ll need a TV Tuner card.
I currently will need to go with a low profile card, unless I need to upgrade the case for a full card. So if you have a suggestion for a full size card please post it.
My slots available are 2 low-profile PCI slots and 2 low-profile PCI-E slots (x16 and x1)
At least 2 tuners would be good, maybe 3 (using terrestrial). If I have the EPG data (using MediaPortal 1.2) will I be able to select the show and press record for a show in a few days time for example? And what of ‘series-link’?
Thanks A LOT