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|11-05-08, 08:30 AM||#1 (permalink)|
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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.
|17-05-08, 06:36 PM||#2 (permalink)|
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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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