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    Freesat - anyone know if this'll work with Vista MCE?

    Hi all,

    First post in the .lifestyle forum area and newcomer to media-center stuff so pls be gentle! As the title says, I'm thinking of getting Freesat and currently have Vista MCE working pretty well with my DVB-T tuner card. Anyone know if Media Center on Vista x64 supports Freesat?

    Also, my flat has a Sky dish with the Sky+ dual-cables, can I use this for Freesat? And are there any tuner cards that support Freesat available yet?

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    Re: Freesat - anyone know if this'll work with Vista MCE?

    According to google and avforums it is possible. You have to use a registry edit to allow decoding of freeview channels. Apparently you just use cards that work with Sky.

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    Re: Freesat - anyone know if this'll work with Vista MCE?

    The only sticking point will be ITV HD which is broadcast as a H.222 data stream as opposed to a H.264 video stream. This is accessed through the red button on Freesat boxes.

    Does MCE let you use interactive content through Freeviews Red Button at the moment?

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    Re: Freesat - anyone know if this'll work with Vista MCE?

    From what I've read red button isnt possible with freesat or sky via a pc, nor is the over air epg which instead has to be downloaded from the net.

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