Australia - Please advise on TV and radio cards.. (1 Viewer)

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Portal Pro
October 22, 2005
Hi all. I am putting together a media portal machine for a friend and before I buy the cards I'd like to hear from some Australians and what works for them.

I need to achieve this :

FM radio
Dual digital TV tuners
An input for the foxtel set-top box (Hardware mpeg I assume)

Does anybody know if there is a single card that can achieve all this or is a combination of cards better?

I've looked at lots of cards and I'm not 100% sure what to buy, and often when I do find the right cards/s I can't get them in Australia.

So please Australians, let me know what has worked for you.

Thanks !

Johnny Utah

New Member
January 11, 2005
Take a look at the new Hauppauge HVR-1300 card. I have just purchase one, (but haven't managed to install it yet) but it should replace a Hauppauge Nova-T and MCE-150 combination, all in a single pci slot.

This would allow you to:
1. tune digital tv
2. input Foxtel via the RCA inputs
3. receive FM radio.

I believe that there are still problems with dual digital tuners, so this is probably the optimal solution at this stage. Once they get the dual digital tuner problem sorted, you could always just add another pci/usb digital tuner & be right to go.
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