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Satellite TV on PC The ubiquitous Skystar 1 & 2 PCI cards and SS2 USB.

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Old 11-05-08, 08:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Which card to buy ??

OK, so here's what I'm thinking of doing...

To cut down on having multiple receivers (which will happen one day..) I intend to build a Media Centre machine in some cards in it. The question is which would be the best to buy ??? I've seen cheap ones 26 up to 150 but whats support and do the emmulators / cards etc work with only a few cards ?? Any help would be great.

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Default Re: Which card to buy ??

Do you need HD, more specifically HD over DVB-S2? If so, then your choice is significantly limited, the market in this area has not had developed yet in my opinion and neither the software.

For DVB-S, then I recommend the Skystar 2. It will let you watch BBC HD (if you have PC with plenty of computational power), 4:2:2 feeds, and the software support is fantastic. There is a large user base so plenty of support from the community and they have also developed some fantastic tools such as Diseqc 1.2 support which is not supported by the drivers.

A quick search on eBay, will get you started.
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