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TBS Dual DVB-S2 PCI-e Freesat Tuner Card - £74.99 fulfilled by amazon
TBS Dual DVB-S2 PCI-e Freesat Tuner Card - £74.99 fulfilled by amazon

TBS Dual DVB-S2 PCI-e Freesat Tuner Card - £74.99 fulfilled by amazon

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Looking for the cheapest way to get a dual DVB-S2 card now that the BBC has decided to make BBC HD and BBC One HD DVB-S2 only and C4HD was also released on this format. This was the cheapest I could find and reviews well.

Product Description.

This PCI Express Dual Tuner card will allow you to watch and record DVB-S2 hi-definition digital satellite TV & DVB-S digital satellite TV as well as digital satellite radio. The easy-to-use software allows you not only to watch TV programs but also to play DVD, VCD, SVCD, CD, MP3, MP4, RM, Mov, SWF, WMV, DIVX and other media files. Works with popular DVB software e.g ProgDVB, DVBDream, and Skygrabber. It supports internet via satellite and high-speed data download. The dual tuner adds the capability to record one channel while watching another.

Features
Dual Digital TV & Radio receiver. DVB-S2/DVB-S HDTV (MPEG2/MPEG4/H.264)
High Definition & Crystal Clear Video Quality. 4:3 & 16:9 selectable aspect ratio
Personal Video Recorder: Instant & pre-scheduled recording of programs as MPEG II format.
Time shifting to pause live TV. EPG & Teletext function
DiSEqC 2.X & Stab USALS compliant

System Requirements
CPU: Pentium IV 3.0GHz or above
RAM: 1GB or above
Graphic Card: 64MB RAM or above
System: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/Linux
DirectX9.0 or later version installed
Free PCI Express Slot
Satellite dish and LNB

Box Contents
Digital Satellite Receiver
Software CD with serial number for software
Remote control
2xAAA Batteries

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I use this product to receive Freesat?
The service makes use of the same fleet of satellites as satellite service Sky Digital: Astra and Eurobird 1. This means that any satellite dish which has been used to receive this service will be capable of receiving Freesat, with the addition of this receiver.

22 Comments

does it work with progdvb altdvb & plugins though?

Original Poster

zwarder

does it work with progdvb altdvb & plugins though?



Unfortunately I have no idea, Im going to be using it with Windows 7 Media Centre.

"Works with popular DVB software e.g ProgDVB...."

Original Poster

zipgun

"Works with popular DVB software e.g ProgDVB...."



LOL that'll teach me to just cut and paste

According to the reviews on Amazon comes with a low profile bracket too!

HOT

I must read in future lol

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Definition-Digital-Satellite-Express-Receiver/dp/B002GNLUOY/ref=pd_cp_computers_3

bit cheaper no lnb loopthrough though

Original Poster

zwarder

[url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.co.uk%2FDefinition-Digital-Satellite-Express-Receiver%2Fdp%2FB002GNLUOY%2Fref%3Dpd_cp_computers_3]http://www.amazon.co.uk/Definition-Digital-Satellite-Express-Receiver/dp/B002GNLUOY/ref=pd_cp_computers_3[/url]bit cheaper no lnb loopthrough though



Thats the single tuner version, this is the dual tuner version.

has anyone tries this with mediaportal?

I've had this a few months now and it works great in Windows media centre 7 which has native support for S2 cards.It does come with a normal and a low profile bracket and an extra power cable but I've not had to use that .You get a remote with it but the Media Centre remote works with this just fine and to top it all you get the upgraded 6981 card not the 6980 as shown.

Edited by: "picky747" 12th Jun 2011

cookie_ards

has anyone tries this with mediaportal?



I ordered these, and what actually turns up is the TBS 6981 card - I have 3 (6 tuners) in my HTPC running Mediaportal and they are spot on..

Oh, and by the way.. The molex connectors are rarely used - if you run a motorised dish off one, then you will need one molex - my others have no extra power on them and they work just fine. According to the manufacturer the extra power was only added for motherboards which can't supply enough via the PCIe slot.

can the card's ir turn the pc on from shutdown? can the card wake according to the media centre record schedule?

psykix

I ordered these, and what actually turns up is the TBS 6981 card - I have … I ordered these, and what actually turns up is the TBS 6981 card - I have 3 (6 tuners) in my HTPC running Mediaportal and they are spot on..


Dare I ask what you need 6 tuners for?

Guan

Dare I ask what you need 6 tuners for?



Well, I run 3 clients at the moment, plus the main single seat server - still overkill though (I bought them cos they were cheap!)

nedge2k

can the card's ir turn the pc on from shutdown? can the card wake … can the card's ir turn the pc on from shutdown? can the card wake according to the media centre record schedule?



Not sure, I don't have the IR plugged in - I use a Harmony One with Mediaportal.

Original Poster

Now sold out.

psykix

I ordered these, and what actually turns up is the TBS 6981 card - I have … I ordered these, and what actually turns up is the TBS 6981 card - I have 3 (6 tuners) in my HTPC running Mediaportal and they are spot on..



thx for reply. i have a dual card DVB-S atm. ordered the TBS. i have 2 cable feeds what would the quality be like using a splitter on my present card and using a single feed for the TBS, are these splitters any good? and do you have 6 cable feeds?? lol

cookie_ards

thx for reply. i have a dual card DVB-S atm. ordered the TBS. i have 2 … thx for reply. i have a dual card DVB-S atm. ordered the TBS. i have 2 cable feeds what would the quality be like using a splitter on my present card and using a single feed for the TBS, are these splitters any good? and do you have 6 cable feeds?? lol



Yes, I have 6 feeds.. I have an octo LNB on my dish - you can't really use a splitter, unless you make sure that both channels on a single feed are on the same polarity..

Back in stock, though not fulfilled by Amazon as per OP? *shrugs*
Edited by: "bitterspwn" 5th Jul 2011

BIS...Sold by BizTek World and Fulfilled by Amazon.

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Wasn't before even though it's the same outfit, no odds; TBS 6981 as mentioned earlier just waiting to try it out.
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