computer compatability and skystar 2

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darren444

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ddada
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wales
:-hny Hi all, i'm thinking of buying a Technisat Skystar 2 PC Card but can someone tell me if my computer is good enough to be able to use it i have a intel Celeron 2.5GHz Processor (emachine 220)with 256 mb with windows xp anymore info required i try and help though i'm not techinally minded.
 
pinkerton

pinkerton

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That should be fine, although more memory always helps. Only problem you will find is watching HDTV, your CPU will struggle.
 
Llew

Llew

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Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Should be adequate, although I would consider adding more memory, an extra 256MHz at least.

Llew
 
BGonaSTICK

BGonaSTICK

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Brighton
Yes, I agree with pinkerton. Graphics memory and system memory may be a bottleneck, but you should be OK with what you have.

Chuck a gigabyte of RAM in there and your computer will run four times quicker as well :D
 
BGonaSTICK

BGonaSTICK

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LOL, I think we're agreed then ;)
 
Llew

Llew

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My Satellite Setup
Triple Dragon, Dreambox 8000, Echostar AD3000ip, TBS6522,6925,6983 PCie cards.
Gibertini 1.25m motorised dish driven by the AD3000, with either Inverto BU Quad or Norsat / XMW Ka LNBs . SMW 1.05m + 3 other dishes. Speccy: Promax HD Ranger+
My Location
The Flatlands of East Anglia
Good point, pinkerton, regarding CPU and HDTV, if that's his aim at some stage.
 
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darren444

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ddada
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wales
hi thanks for all reply can 1 watch 4.2.2 with this if so what software do i need
 
BGonaSTICK

BGonaSTICK

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Brighton
Yes, you CAN!

Standard viewer software will do it for you. MyTheatre, ProgDVB etc.

Find a retail STB that can do THAT! :p
 
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