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    Digital PCI Satellite card

    What digital channels would I receive if I connected a CO-EX cable from a NTL cable line to PCI Satellite card?
    such as this one http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=307336

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    i wouldn't mind jumping in on this as well, i want to run a cable from my sky box into my digital card
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    I know it probably wont work but if i did it would be sweet, eg sky sports tv in hd on your pc! without having to spend £1500 on a tv
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    tbh i cant see why it wouldnt work, the way i see the general principal is my Sky box does the decoding, then im simply taking the feed into my PC

    in regards to HD you'll need a HD source i.e. a Sky HD box and i dont think a HD stream can be carried by co-axial mate
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    Quote Originally Posted by No.72 View Post
    What digital channels would I receive if I connected a CO-EX cable from a NTL cable line to PCI Satellite card?
    such as this one http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=307336
    none. DVB-T, DVT-S and DVB-C all use slightly different signaling. Does NTL actually use DVB-C? i have no idea. Also ignoring that (which you can't) that card doesn't have a CAM slot so you only get the Free-To-Air channels.

    I know Sky use DVB-S for their broadcasts, and you *can* get Sky on your PC using a valid subscription card and a Dragon CAM.

    The FloppyDTV units are supposed to be pretty good. You get ones for all three transmition formats too.

    http://www.digital-everywhere.com/shop/

    These are supported under MediaPortal too.

    With regards to HD channels, there is no reason that a DVB-S card along with the right software couldn't decode the HD streams. You will still need an HD subscription, the Sky HD box (because they don't do Sky HD without it), a pretty powerful PC and of course some player software that can deal with the h.264 encoding.
    Last edited by Funkstar; 01-01-2007 at 03:51 PM.

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    HD channels are broadcast using the DVB-S2 encoding scheme instead of DVB-S, so you cannot tune into them using a regular DVB-S recever.

    If you did have a DVB-S2 recever, then you might be able to receve the BBC transmitions, as they are allmost certainly in the clear.

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    that makes sense. There are some S2 cards floating about, there has also been some talk of S2 support in MediaPortal. I haven't payed too much attension as i have no need.

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