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Topic # 25995 8-Sep-2008 22:05
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I currently have 1x Nova-T 500, dual DVB-T card. The IR sensor is connected to the tv card, not through USB connector.

What happens when I install the second tv tuner card? Let's say it is another Hauppauge, maybe this keeps it simple... The new card will come with an IR sensor of its own and another remote control. Do you have to use both sensors? Or just add the second card, no second IR sensor, just make all the settings in Media Portal regarding channel tunning / mapping and MP will get IR signal from the first card and will switch to the second card, if trying to access a channel mapped to that card? It makes sense, but I needed to ask...

Question about HVR-3000: can you record simultaneously from analogue Tv and DVB-S? Or just one of them at a time? With the Nova-T 500 I have, I can record lots of channels at a time, basically all channels from any two muxes of the existing (TVNZ/MediaWorks/Kordia).

Is the tv tuner 3000 capable of operating two LNBs? At this stage I am running one dish / 2x LNB / tone switch / freeview DVB-S STB. Can the tv tuner send the 22kHz tone to make the switch work? I hope I put my question with enough details to make me understood...

Where the same channel is available on DVB-T and DVB-S, is it recognised by the system as one channel, or as separate channels? Do I end up with both in the EPG?




mobo Intel DH55PJ, RAM: 4GB RAM, Nova-T 500 HD + Avermedia Trinity tuner card, Geforce 520 video, 120GB SSD Sandisk + 640 WD + 1000SG, Win7 Home Prem 64-bit, Media Portal 1.15.0; BTC 9019URF Cordless Keyboard, Panasonic 55" (HDMI cable), HTPC Case Silverstone Grandia GD05B.


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  Reply # 163222 9-Sep-2008 07:52
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I can answer some ofyou questions:

1) Once the remote is seup in MediaPortal (as it currently is) it can control all of MediaPortal, doesn't matter which TV card is involved. Same as how it can control music/videos etc, which may be on a different machine.

2) The HVR 3000 is a hybrid card with only one tuner, hence it can only do one of its 3 capabilities at once. Also note the HVR 3000 has no hardware MPEG2 encoder on its analouge tuner and hence MediaPortal will require some extra setup and you will use a lot of CPU. This is fine if you have a grunty processor, not ideal though.

3) Yes you can set one channel to be assigned to both the DVB-S and DVB-T cards and have it shown as a single channel in the EPG.

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