DVB-S2 card for HDTV and HTPC


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I've been trawling the forums and hope that this is the right section for advice. I have a CRT Tv and Sky downstairs with a TV Link running upstairs to the bedroom into a Samsung HD Ready LCD. ( We mainly watch TV in bed due to 3 kids, 3 and under.) I'm in the process of building a HTPC which should be finished in 2 weeks time or so. My main use for the HTPC is for HD content I have stored on a few external hard drives. Recently have seen the PCI cards that can show HD content. Basically, ..

1) To receive HD in the bedroom, will I just need to get a dual LNB for the dish and run a new coaxial to the PCI card in thr HTPC upstairs, or

2) Is there an easier way to do this? I seen the CI and CAM's etc but not sure how this would work with the TV Link. Still would like to have SKY downstairs.

3) With CAM's if I put the PCI card in the HTPC, where does my main SKY card go (HTPC or downstairs), and will I still be able to watch/use the TV Link for downstairs?

Sorry for the ignorance but didn't really know where to put this.

Thanks in advance.

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