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 Post subject: TV by satellite through the computer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:22 pm 
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Any body tried this, fitting a satellite TV/Radio card into the PC, and watching TV on the monitor, fit a double tuner card and watch one program and record another on the hard drive

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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
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No Peake looked at it but decided not to clutter up my PC.
Went instead for a Linux based reciever which is future proof and can take up to six tuner cards, I have two installed at the moment.

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Papibryn wrote:
No Peake looked at it but decided not to clutter up my PC.
Went instead for a Linux based reciever which is future proof and can take up to six tuner cards, I have two installed at the moment.


And the receiver is?


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I have just fitted a PCTV dual sat card to my PC, and it works a treat

I brought it from TV Corner, www.tvcorner.com, about the cheapest on the market, and cannot fault them, ordered on the 9th Oct, together with a Universal twin LNB, and a DiSEqC combiner, had an e-mail on the 10 Oct saying 1 item was out of stock, had another e-mail on the 16 Oct saying that the order was in stock and was going to be sent by Colissimo, had an e-mail from Colissmo on the 17 Oct saying that the packet was going to be delivered on the 18 Oct, and the packet arrived this morning

Paid by debit card via Paybox, my account was not debited until the items were ready for dispatch

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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
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peake wrote:
I have just fitted a PCTV dual sat card to my PC, and it works a treat

I brought it from TV Corner, http://www.tvcorner.com, about the cheapest on the market, and cannot fault them, ordered on the 9th Oct, together with a Universal twin LNB, and a DiSEqC combiner, had an e-mail on the 10 Oct saying 1 item was out of stock, had another e-mail on the 16 Oct saying that the order was in stock and was going to be sent by Colissimo, had an e-mail from Colissmo on the 17 Oct saying that the packet was going to be delivered on the 18 Oct, and the packet arrived this morning

Paid by debit card via Paybox, my account was not debited until the items were ready for dispatch


Looks good to me. For people who have trouble picking up a decent satellite signal but have reasonable ADSL can try an IPTV box. I have a MAG250 and must admit it's pretty good but you have to sign up with a channel provider to get all the UK/US and every other country channels.


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Papibryn wrote:
No Peake looked at it but decided not to clutter up my PC.
Went instead for a Linux based reciever which is future proof and can take up to six tuner cards, I have two installed at the moment.


And the receiver is?


Posted on here last Christmas when I purchased it.

Its a VU Duo 2- not cheap about €600 but 13 years before my humax cost £350.
I have one 1 meter motorised dish used for UK HD FTA at moment (20 years old still going strong) and a 90cm fixed with dual lmb for astra/hotbird, for canal sat astra, and FTA on hotbird.
Have been very pleased so far but when I get time I'll down load a new skin.

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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
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You can get a 1TB Humax box delivered to France for £200.

It runs on Unix.


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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:58 pm 
Are you all members of the Stanley Unwin society?



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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
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He wasn't funny then and we haven't had to suffer him since - so no.


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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:44 pm 
Oh I think you are, perhaps you just don't realise it. No one said he was funny just that he speaks your language...


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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 9:50 pm 
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Let the nerds get back on track.

Why do you disrupt threads with personal stuff? Sit back and chill Basil.


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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
PostPosted: Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:31 pm 
Gerroff, chill..moi??

Stop interrupting me Mr W when I am talking to you nerds :D


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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
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Basil wrote:
Gerroff, chill..moi??

Stop interrupting me Mr W when I am talking to you nerds :D


NERD! NERD! How dare you sir, I'll have you know that I'm a Geek, well almost

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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:19 am 
:)) :)) :)) ^:)^


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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
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Mock as some may they are pretty quick to cry for help when something goes wrong :-?


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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:11 pm 
Well if you answer as such you would not be helping just making it worse if anything. If people would like some help about something and who have little knowledge, then no doubt they would prefer to have it in everyday English but if like you Ernie, you want to simply say "Look at me I am an anorak, so therefore I can only talk like one" It might be unhelpful but wishing to look a top geek must take priority I guess.

But if one nerd wishes to explain to a geek or an anorak, then yes, the urge to out geek each other must be quite hard to control :))


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and after all that I need to take a pill and lie down, till I can fathom it out. :-? :-\ .

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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
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Haha, outgeeked were you :)) :))


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dont take much these days to be, :-\

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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
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Basil wrote:
Are you all members of the Stanley Unwin society?




I had the pleasure of drinking with Stan for the last couple of years of his life.
He liked an early evening "Tilty Elbow" and we shared many stories of his life.
He was a talented person and a good friend to me for a few years before he died so I will not hear you all slate him.
His early years as a BBC operative and engineer are well documented and his engineering mind was second to none.

Getting back on track-
Yes, I have been down this track and Ignore any posts made before.

Satellite can be easily recieved on a pc with a tuner card.
It can even be decrypted and viewed and shared throughout a home network.

Modern boxes do not cost 600€ [as posted above] and can be purchased for as little as 50€ delivered to France.

Theses boxes are not true Linux but Linux based and can be modified to suit any users own needs.

Yes, they can be set-up to illegally decrypt and share codes as well as used to just view basic FTA/FTV channels.

You can also purchase (as original question) a PCI card that will enable you to recieve DVBS/DVBS2 programs via your PC as long as it is connected to a Dish.
You can also then also view scrambled channels (ie us-scramble them) using software and codes that are available over the internet.
This is illegal but common.

PM me if you need more info.

And give some respect to Stan, he was an nice bloke, trust me, I knew him well.

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 Post subject: Re: TV by satellite through the computer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:19 am 
Trigga wrote:
He was a talented person and a good friend to me for a few years before he died so I will not hear you all slate him.


Where was he slated? No one slated him as far as I can see. Simply mentioning his way of Unwinism is definitely not slating him, not by a long chalk.

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And give some respect to Stan, he was an nice bloke, trust me, I knew him well.

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That was uncalled for, I guess I speak for anyone else who may have mentioned Stanley Unwin's manner of speaking when I say I only intended to make light of what actually made Stanley Unwin famous and that is his way of speaking, which was hilarious at times and indeed was based on ridiculing words and sentences. I suspect he would laugh at the way people like to mention him when, as in this case, the words used were not fully understood by all.

I for one and I guess anyone else was certainly not disrespecting him and I think you should take back your accusation that any disrespect was ever shown by any of us.


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Modern boxes do not cost 600€ [as posted above] and can be purchased for as little as 50€ delivered to France.


Some do and as with any purchase its up to the buyer which he /she goes for.
As stated here many times there is a lot of rubbish broadcast and its sods law that when theres something good on there will be a couple of others on different channels, I went for a reciever which can record on my 1T hd at least 4 channels whilst watching one, OK over kill but MY choice, same as its your choice to buy one €50 if thats what you want , whose will last longer?
Like my pc its a Linux o.p.s. and all future updates are free.

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