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Topic # 28470 1-Dec-2008 10:41
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Hey,

So the WAF insisted we go back to Saturn after having problems getting Freeview set up in the new place.

I noticed on the back of the Saturn box that there is a coax out, and after speaking with the installer he said that it feeds out free-to-air content in case you have an input on the TV that you can use, so you can record one channel/watch the other.

Now I haven't played with tuners for a while so my memory is hazy, but am I correct that as it stands, VMC won't allow for multiple tv signal inputs?  I've got a PVR-150 and a HVR-3000.  The Saturn box is connected to the 150 via S-Video, so I was thinking of plugging the coax out into the 3000.  But a quick test would only let me tune one or the other.

I don't want to go for anything other than VMC as it's running exactly how i want it and I don't like MP or any of the open source offerings.  However, can someone confirm that there's no way to get both tuners going in my current VMC Ultimate installation? 

If so, if I went to the TV pack would there be any difference?  I haven't installed it but if it gives me this functionality I just might.  Thing is, I have 2 extenders in the house so it'd be nice to be able to watch different channels on them given the opportunity.

If no, then I'll just wait for Windows 7 I guess :)

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  Reply # 181342 1-Dec-2008 12:09
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You can have more than one tuner with tv pack but you'll need to do a complete rebuild from a clean OS install to use it. Also, some plugins/addins dont work with tv pack like web-based epgs and many comskip apps.

So in short, yes, but it may not make for an optimal WAF...?




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  Reply # 181345 1-Dec-2008 12:25
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I've got a clean image on a restore drive so that's no big deal.  EPG may be a clincher though, waiting to hear about that.  Otherwise I might give it a go later tonight.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 181366 1-Dec-2008 14:42
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I'm not 100% sure what you will achieve with this as I am not familiar with the Saturn boxes. Does the coax output everything so a tuner can pick it up or does it only output the channel you are watching on the STB at the time. (which I think is the way the sky boxes work) If it is the second then I guess you won't be gaining anything.

As far as TV Pack goes, as Asmodeus says you will not be able to get any EPG data at the moment. If you had a satelite dish on your place then TV Pack would be well worth it as you could get all the freeview channels and a full EPG off that, even tho there are still a few little bugs...



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  Reply # 181393 1-Dec-2008 17:23
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the coax outputs free to air channels, they just need to be tuned on the tuner.  so essentially i would set the second tuner up with the channels that are available free over the coax output.  and the saturn pay tv channels + saturn fta channels will be available via s-video on the 1st tuner. 

thats all the info i need, thanks guys.

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