Will Vista Media Centre Support 4 Digital Tuners?

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  1. goatman

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    Apologies if I'm posting in the wrong forum, but I couldn't find one that quite matched my question. Here goes:
    I have a PC running Windows Vista Home Premium. It has a Hauppauge Nova-T 500 twin Digital tuner. I have two ethernet connected Xbox 360 Elites elsewhere in the house which act as Media Centre Extenders. This setup works like a dream, except I'm running out of tuners! When the PC and both the XBoxes are in use, they still only have access to two Freeview tuners between them. So the whole setup only supports watching or recording two channels at once.
    My question: If I install a second Hauppauge Nova-T 500 card in the PC, will Media Centre then have access to 4 Digital tuners?
    Any help appreciated.
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    - Mike
     
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    Moved to computer systems. :)
     
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    Yes, but only with a bit of fiddling - you can't do it via the Vista MCE interface, which only supports a maximum of 2 DVB-T tuners. See here for more info.
     
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    Hi jon cO
    Just what I was looking for!
    Many thanks for the link.
     

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