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DrD

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Hello again!

I wondered if anyone might have any experience with Satellite TV receivers. I actually have a mini-dish which I use with DirecTV. I have a Hughes receiver which works fine, but I was toying with the idea of finding a Satellite receiver that actually runs on a PCI card that can be plugged into my computer. I did a couple searches and found a few things overseas, but nothing here. It seems it would be really cool not only to be able to watch the Satellite channels in a window on my PC but to be able to record, edit, etc. with my video software. If you have any tips, please pass em along, thanks!

Dr D

P.S. Heya Admin, do you by any chance drive a white car in Alpharetta, GA with a big sticker on the side door that says "Geeks to Go" ?? If so, I was driving behind you on Kimball Bridge Rd the other day on my way to my kids soccer practice! <_<
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Welcome back DrD! <_<

You won't find a PCI card that plugs into your computer and allows you to watch/record the satellite signal. Why? Becasue it violates the DMCA. The MPAA is very concerned with having clean digital signal available on your PC.

I think you can record, edit, archive your satellite shows using a ReplayTV and DVArchive software. To learn more check out the ReplayTV forum at AVSForums and search for DVArchive. It's not as "clean" a solution as you had in mind, but would work. Of course, you'd have to purchase a ReplayTV. If you don't have a PVR (TIVO, ReplayTV) you really should check them out and see what you're missing!

P.S. Heya Admin, do you by any chance drive a white car in Alpharetta, GA with a big sticker on the side door that says "Geeks to Go" ?? If so, I was driving behind you on Kimball Bridge Rd the other day on my way to my kids soccer practice!

Nope! Not me! But, I am familiar with the company, and I have spoken with the owner (long story...).
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