Sat HDTV PCI Card or USB2 Receiver

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Hello All,

This is my first post here. I joined thinking this is the definitive source of accurate info on all things satellite!

Can anyone advise me please as to where I can find a satellite HDTV PCI card or even USB2/firewire receiver. Anything I find online turns out to be listed as "tuner" which I take to mean terrestial rather than sat and all sat cards are SD only. I want it for the Euro HD broadcasts on Astra and Hotbird etc. Any suggestions will be gratefully received!

Tim
 

EDW

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All satellite pci cards are tuner only unless they have onboard hardware decoder. Examples are Skystar 1 and Nexus. I have not seen a HDTV hardware decoder card for europe yet bet the yanks have them $250!

Most popular uk card is Skystar 2, £40 which is software decoder. You need Pentium 4, 2.8g for HDTV or fast Athlon. Graphics card should be 64mb+.
 

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For HDTV (1080i / MPEG4 (AVC/H.264) )

3.4 GHz P4 (Single Core with Hyperthreading) or
2.2 GHz AMD 3500+ or
Dual Core P4 D820 / D830 or
Dual Core AMD X2 3800+
with graphics card: ATI X1600/X1800 or NVidia 6600GT/7600GT
 
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Technotrend is going to release in the near future a premium version of that card. You do not need a top of the line computer to run it.

jleal
 
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