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DVB-T plus DVB-S

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by FruitBat, Sep 16, 2004.

  1. FruitBat

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    Current PC (Asus A7V266-E) has Nova-T. When I add Nova-S, it freezes. Without Nova-T, Nova-S works fine. It's a bit too noisy as well.

    What I want: DVB-T and DVB-S piped into my LCD TV (plus PVR functionality of course).

    Plan 1
    Something quiet which can take both DVB cards. A Shuttle with 2xPCI perhaps.
    For
    - Can get everything via VGA connection
    - Don't have to duplicate software installation
    - Takes up less space
    Against
    - Will it work with 2 DVB cards?
    - Not much choice of Shuttle
    - Will PCI-E cause a problem?
    Maybe something other than Shuttle would be better for this scenario.

    Plan 2
    Put the cards in separate PCs (e.g. 2xZen).
    For
    - Quieter (if using Zen). Although maybe not with both on
    - Versatile (can move one to another room)
    - No problem with DVB cards not working together
    Against
    - Repetition of software (plus expense if Windows based)
    - Zen a bit iffy with linux? (so I've read)
    - Only one can use the VGA (other will have to be S-Video or composite)

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