[ILUG] Satellite reception
mr at ramendik.ru
Sat Aug 2 15:30:01 IST 2008
On Saturday 02 August 2008 11:16, you wrote:
> Unless you have a very specialist PC or it somehow in next room, its
> very noisy for TV.
This PC is already in use as a DVD/avi player. Besides, I don't intend to
purchase a separate TV soon, my DVI 19" monitor is good enough for now. HD is
not really an issue for me, although I'd prefer to have it in case I record
> If you really, really want to do this fit TWO DVB-s2 cards so you can
> watch one channel and schedule recordings on another.
Not a first priority but can eventually be done.
> Install a full IR
> remote system etc..
Not a priority at all because of a 3 year old in the house. What good is an IR
remote which one needs to constantly hide, or it can be broen or dropped in
an unknowl place? The keyboard (wired) is more convenient.
> Unless you are getting full PVR functionality, you
> are better with a cheap setbox.
A cheap setbox will have a SCART output and I'd also have to buy an
analog-to-VGA (or to DVI) converter to use it with the monitor. Or use an
analog TV PCI card, which I do have, but the noise will be there anyway!
Besides, the digital-analog-digital conversions will affect quality.
A setbox with HDMI can be used with a simple DVI converter but is not cheap.
Yours, Mikhail Ramendik
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