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Standard User techguy
(experienced) Sun 30-Jun-13 18:55:41
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PCI tuner card to connect to dual input satellite LNB?


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Hello

After having a lot of issues with a Samsung freesat box I bought (rebooting, sometimes not recording stuff) I've thought about building a small media centre PC (running either Windows or Linux) to do the job instead.

I'm trying to find a PCI card that I could use with a satellite dish pointed at Astra/Eurobird to receive the standard freesat stuff and would also like recommendations on any software that would provide the EPG/DVR functionality.

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Standard User Promod
(regular) Sun 30-Jun-13 19:05:19
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Re: PCI tuner card to connect to dual input satellite LNB?


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There's a few on ebay

Most seem to be pci-e and not pci though.. Something to perhaps consider when you're specing up your media centre.

amazon, ebuyer, dabs etc will probably have them too.

This site might be worth a visit too

Edited by Promod (Sun 30-Jun-13 19:10:34)

Standard User dandnsmith
(experienced) Mon 01-Jul-13 09:27:42
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Re: PCI tuner card to connect to dual input satellite LNB?


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Have you considered a USB dongle to perform the receiver function?

XBMC covers a lot of the HTPC bases, but I'm not sure where it is on PVR functions

For EPG etc, what about tvheadend?

Derek


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