- Oct 26, 2006
What are the best DVB S/T/C cards available today…cost, features, software and operating system compatibility…
Any available owner's manuals on-line for the avermedia?
Do you use this card?
My Twinhan Starbox has become pretty much of an orphan, for one reason or another.
The PCI cards are far better supported.
After some bad luck with Twinhan 1025 PCI card, I was thinking about ignoring that brand.
I felt that since most of the available receiver software was developed in Europe, maybe the cards they use might be more reliable , and better supported.
I was looking into the Technisat brand, model: SkyStar 2.
Your link to CrystalSat as a possible vendor, looked promising.
I can drive to that area code in under an hour.
But after looking all over his site, there was no price listed.
The CyberEstore had it fo $79 with remote
...and since he ships via UPS, I'll assume he's American.
(I'm sure not going to get into the import business!)
Skystar 2 might be a choice, but they have various versions of those boards with different problems.
Doing more research, I found some bad news about different versions of the card.
So, now that's about as exciting as another Twinhan.
edit: got a buddy bustin' my chops for a Twinhan 102g.
For $55 shipped, should I roll over and try one more of their products?
My 1020A Twinhan & Nexus-S work fine .
Requirements for HDTV [1080i / MPEG 4 (AVC/H.264)]
- 3,4 GHz P4 (Single Core with hyperthreading) or
- 2,2 GHz AMD 3500 + or
- Dual Core P4 D820 / D830 or
- Dual Core AMD X2 3800+
- with graphics card: ATI X1600 / X1800 er NVidia 6600 GT / 7600 GT
I am very sure that my ThechniSat SkyStar 2 ver 2.6D will work fine with a Hauppauge WinTV 717 Nexus-S card as well, I am not afraid of that, if I have to I will write the software to make my two cards work together myself…not an issue for me I am a software engineer by trade…my issue is that before I knew anything about DVB cards and options that are most desired for FTA, I made a choice of ThechniSat SkyStar 2 ver. 2.6D which does not have hardware blind scan support, so my only choice is to pair it with another DVB S card that has hardware blind scan. Thus the question I posed I am trying to find out which version of the Hauppauge WinTV 717 Nexus-S has blind scan…which versions are being sold today, since it appears that all information is posted on the internet is not up to date…I am interested in WinTV Nexus-S versions 2.1, 2.2, and 2.3 I believe those have hardware blind scan…is version 2.3 the latest Nexus-S is 717 one of them…do not know this, but before I drop $158.00 I want to make sure this time that I have what I want (features and options) or what I am paying for. I posted question to Hauppauge technical support, does 717 Nexus card support hardware blind scan, instead of an answer I got question back is, what do you mean by blind scan? So my conclusion is technical support is useless, and the presale UK Hauppauge forum useless so far…