Best Twin DVB-T PCI

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  1. T_H_E__C_R_O_W

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    As title...

    Best = best value for money, not just the most exspensive one

    Thanx :)
     
  2. richjthorpe

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    Unfortunately there isn't a twin PCI DVB-T card, you'd need to buy 2 PCI cards. There is only one twin PCI-e card (Terratec 2400i) which isn't without it's problems.

    Richie.
     
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    Thanx, wondered y i couldnt seem to find any.

    So what would be best choices for having 2 single cards?
     
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    I think the most likely response to this will be the Black Gold PCI cards. I have two running on Media Center without any probs. I'm sure most people on this forum will agree!

    Mark
     
  5. T_H_E__C_R_O_W

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    Where is best to get these cards? so far iv only found there own website selling them, must b available cheeper some where?
     
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    The Hauppauge Nova-T's are available from www.ebuyer.com for £39.99ea.

    I use 2 and have had absolutely no problems with them. You'll find the latest MCE drivers here.

    D.
     
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    There are a number of twin dvb-t tuners around at present. The latest is the
    TerraTec Cinergy 2400 DT Dual DVB-T. This is PCI express if you have that slot. The problem is that, from coments on other forums, it doesn't seem to be working too well in MCE at present.
    I personally am waiting for the Hauppauge Nova-T500, which I am told will be available some time in April. I am desperately hoping that this will be PCI and not PCIe, because that is all I have available in my rig.
    I believe there is also an Australian twin DVB-T available ( try a Google on twin DVB-T) This is based on two internal USB's.
     
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    I'm a UK Freeview user and I bought the Australian twin DVB-T PCI card.

    It is manufactured by DVICO and I bought mine from http://www.digitalnow.com.au - arrived in 5 days and I never even had to pay for shipping. Apparently these are available in the UK now too.

    :) I'm pleased to say it works well with MCE but there is a catch...

    Must be something to do with PCI bandwidth or power, but both tuners are on a single card BUT one of them is connected via a USB cable - internal and external provided in the box.

    In summary, It is a dual tuner PCI card but also a requires a USB port.
     
  9. Mr.Nice.Guy

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    I have the terratec cinergy 2400i, it did gave me a headache in the begin but now it works it's just great. Together with the nvidia purevideo decoder the picturequality is very good, it's certainly not worse that my old freeview box.

    but if the released terratec drivers don't work for you you're stuffed of course.
     
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    Does it use the usb port to run the second tuner?
     
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    Yes. It does.
     
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    Am just about to fork out for one of these as I'm tired of waiting for the Hauppage, which was originally touted for November and given the experiences of the Terratec card is unlikely to arrive in April either.

    Are there any shortcomings of the card? I want to be able to record one program while watching another or to record two programs at once. Is this possible? Can I watch a program using the whole screen while recording another or does the dual-tuner funciton only allow for PIP viewing of the second channel?
     

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