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    Hauppauge's £100 Vista-ready twin-tuner Freeview card

    Hauppauge's latest is a £100 twin-tuner Freeview TV card, the WinTV Nova-t 500, said to run on Windows XP Pro, Home and Media Center Edition - and be forward-compatible with Microsoft's forthcoming new Visa operating system.

    The company's own software is included in the bundle. This lets Windows XP/MCE users watch and record TV, access a seven-day programme guide and convert recorded TV programmes for viewing on iPods and Sony PSP portable media players.

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    Ooh thats great news as I've got 1 of these myself

    Nice to see that I can reuse this when Vista comes out and I build a new PC

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    One disappointment, though - there is no Vista beta software available to download, in the expected place as best as I can see.

    Is there somewhere else that Hauppauge squirrel's away its betas?

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    Yes there is actually Bob

    http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/support/vista.html

    There is also a forum for support with the Vista 32 and 64 bit drivers for the cards.

    I never venture to their site anymore as I check the forums daily for tips, tricks and updates to their drivers etc

    I hope this information helps.

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    Last edited by Lee H; 20-10-2006 at 12:49 PM. Reason: URL EDIT :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee @ SCAN View Post
    Yes there is actually Bob

    http://www.hauppauge.com/pages/support/vista.html

    There is also a forum for support with the Vista 32 and 64 bit drivers for the cards.

    I never venture to their site anymore as I check the forums daily for tips, tricks and updates to their drivers etc

    I hope this information helps.

    Best Regards,
    Lee,

    VERY useful - well worth bookmarking - thanks muchly!

    On the downside, though, the list of products not supported by Windows Vista betas is topped by, er, well, check out the list below...


    WinTV products not yet supported under Vista

    Product name
    WinTV-NOVA-T 500 WinTV-NOVA-T Stick
    WinTV-NEXUS-S
    WinTV-HVR-930
    WinTV-GO+
    WinTV-Radio

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    I have one of these in my Media center PC (Shuttle SN21G5, 1GB RAM, GeForce 7300LE, Athlon XP 3200+, MCE 2005). It's pretty good, save a couple of things.

    The design of the tuner is such that the tuning hardware is actually connected over USB, like Hauppauge's TV sticks. However, the PCI card has its own VIA USB controller. On leaving S3 standby, the device needs to renumerate, leaving the remote inoperative and the tuners unavailable for 10-20 seconds.

    The remote is pretty good, although sometimes goes a bit mental for no apparent reason.

    Dual tuning/recording with the T-500 is fairly reliable. Sometimes flakes out, but I blame MCE more than anything.
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    I couldn't speak for the Hauppauge remote as I use the Microsoft hardware kit, but I've not had mine lockup as yet but then again I don't have the system powering down as it's on all the time.

    I do like having BBC3 in one window and then FIVE US in another while chatting on MSN
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    The design of the tuner is such that the tuning hardware is actually connected over USB
    If that stil the case with this card? There is no USB sochet on the card and a free USB port isn't as a requirement in the specs.

    Or does it include it's own USB chipset and just connect internally to that?

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    No need for a USB port, it's just an internal way of fiddling 2 tuners to 1 PCI slot.

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    Some dual tuner cards do require a USB port to work. The Fusion HDTV DVB-T Dual for example.

    http://www.kustompcs.co.uk/acatalog/info_4338.html

    It's good that this one doesn't, less cables etc.

    Seen the Nova-T 500 for about £80 is is a cracking price for two tuners.

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    This ones new I believe, I haven't seen any reviews of it yet and it's only £59

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=483571

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    now that is bargain!

    i wonder is this would produce less heat that two regular DVB-T tuners? as they are based on the small low powered USB and PCMCIA tuners i would like to think they would. This might cut the ambient heat inside my HTPC. hmmmmm....

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    coo, apparently linux support is coming in the next linuxtv release - http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.ph...the_DiB0700.29

    tempting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBry View Post
    This ones new I believe, I haven't seen any reviews of it yet and it's only £59

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=483571
    D'oh!

    You reminded me that Pinnacle sent me some info about three new PCTV products a good few days ago and that I meant to put this up - which I have done here now.
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    Compro have one too, can't remember how much it costs. Still need to write about it. Must get around to it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigBry View Post
    This ones new I believe, I haven't seen any reviews of it yet and it's only £59

    http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=483571
    no linux support though :'(

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