Suggestion for USB/PCI-E DVB-C tuner?

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    Hi,
    I current use TerraTec Cinergy C PCI HD CI, it is based on the legacy PCI interface which is not supported by modern mini-ITX motherboard. I'm considering to upgrade it to a USB/PCI-E based if possible. If USB based is possible, I'll go with Intel NUC i3, otherwise I need to build a small ITX PC with the TV card.
    Any suggestion?


     
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    I just completed a setup of MP 1.6 with a HDHomeRun-4DC and had no problems at all getting it to work (on the i5 NUC). It is connected over the network and also has a built-in DLNA server, which allows iOS devices to stream directly from it.
     
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    Hi, this looks like an interesting product.
    Does it support MP or XBMC frontend?
     
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    XBMC needs a PVR backend, such as MP or TvHeadend, as it doesn't work directly with tuners. To bypass the HTPC and use the tuner directly you need a media player with DLNA support.
     
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    Ok, thanks! I guess I'm too old school.
    I google this box around, and it seems that the box convert DVB-C signal to streaming over network, so it is no longer a tuner anymore. How can MP use it as a tuner and do scheduled recording?
     
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    MP supports the tuner, so if it's on the same network as the TvServer it just shows up like any old USB tuner would..
     
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    That is perfect! Thank you!
     
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    Just keep in mind it doesn't have a CI slot. I assumed from the fact that you have a Cinergy C CI now that you needed a USB tuner with CI. If not then the HDHR would be fine. :)
     
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