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Topic # 58645 16-Mar-2010 16:16
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Hi I am looking at getting a DVB-S Tuner card and hooking it up but wondering what the best set up would be, I am looking at getting the dual tuner card mentioned in a different thread. We have a standard sky decoder in the lounge, the coaxial connection out will pass on channel to another TV from what I understand. Is it possible to connect one of the tuner connection to a splitter going to the dish and the other going to the coax out on the sky dish so I can get one sky channel and then the full set of freeview channels. Is there any problems doing this or is there a better way?




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  Reply # 308173 17-Mar-2010 09:55
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Sorry for the double post but it has been a while and nobody has been able to answer my question




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  Reply # 308195 17-Mar-2010 11:09
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If I read your post correctly then no, it won't work.
The dual tuner dvb-s card will only accept signal from a satellite feed, you can't connect the coax output from the Sky decoder to it and tune in an analogue signal to get whatever channel is currently showing on the Sky decoder.

If you want to do that then you would need to get a card like the Hauppauge HVR-3000 or 4000 which can take a satellite dvb-s feed and also an analogue coax feed.  I think the problem with those cards is that they are a single tuner only so you wouldn't be able to record a freeview channel and the Sky channel at the same time.






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  Reply # 308203 17-Mar-2010 11:26
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CYaBro: If I read your post correctly then no, it won't work.
The dual tuner dvb-s card will only accept signal from a satellite feed, you can't connect the coax output from the Sky decoder to it and tune in an analogue signal to get whatever channel is currently showing on the Sky decoder.

If you want to do that then you would need to get a card like the Hauppauge HVR-3000 or 4000 which can take a satellite dvb-s feed and also an analogue coax feed.  I think the problem with those cards is that they are a single tuner only so you wouldn't be able to record a freeview channel and the Sky channel at the same time.


Ok thanks that is the info i was looking for, much appreciated, i will look into the Hauppauge cards and see what i can get from it




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