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2nd tuner in Sony VAIO VGX-XL 201?



I'm thinking of getting a windows media centre, at the moment I'm looking at Elonex Artisian LX (I know the company has gone bust), Acer Idea 510, Hi-Grade DMS Xtreme and Sony VAIO VGX-XL 201. I would like a PC with dual core processor so I can do video encoding in the background for a PDA but I would also like dual digital TV tuners which the Sony VAIO doesn't have. Can anybody tell me if they have manged to stick a second digital TV tuner in it and get it working with Windows media centre?



hello mark

I own a VGX-XL202 and i believe the build is exactly the same as the xl100. Therefore if you look at the thread for the XL100 it should help. I remember some people talking about putting a Hauppauge Nova TV tuner card in the spare PCI-E slot that all models (XL100, XL201 and XL202) have. From what I remember some of them managed to get it working in Media Center well. Check out the review, I know it's long but do a search under TV tuner or Hauppauge and you should be on the right track.

Hope this helps :thumbsup:


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