What's the best way to add 4:2:2?

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I'd like to add a card or external receiver to my PC (Dell, Pentium III, Windows XP, 600 Mhz, 384 MB RAM, 51 GB of Hard Drive free space, 32 MB graphics card and USB 2.0) to watch digital 4:2:2 feeds, but I certainly don't want to spend $700 on the Quali-TV QS1080IR Receiver. Have heard good things about the DVB World USB FTA Receiver and also the Twinhan 102G DVB PCI Card (actually, looks like the minimum system requirement for the Twinhan is a PC with 600 Mhz, which I just barely have). Also, is there any special/required third party software that's needed to run along with the above choices or any other brand or is everything already included inside the box in which the product is shipped? The last thing I want to do is install one of these receivers/cards and have to put other applications on my desktop to get it to work. And the only other thing I'd have to do to complete the installation is run some RG6 from the Loop Out on my Fortec Mercury II Receiver into one of these products? Thanks for your help!
 
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I use the DVB World USB receiver for 4:2:2 (and HD) (see review area)

Does not get much easier than plugging into a free USB port!

Plug and Play in the true sense of the word!
 
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Everthing's ready to go from the box with no third-party software required?
 
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satcustomer said:
Everthing's ready to go from the box with no third-party software required?


EXACTLY

PLUG AND PLAY! :)

Comes with a little mini dish for all the software you need! I have NEVER added any kind of other software to my PC.

Too busy watching HD and 4:2:2
 
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Excellent. Sounds like this might be the best way to go. Found a place online that sells it for $109.95 (comes with a remote) plus $12 for shipping. Know of any websites that sell any cheaper?
 
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Excellent. Sounds like this might be the best way to go. Found a place online that sells it for $109.95 (comes with a remote) plus $12 for shipping. Know of any websites that sell any cheaper?

YES! I know of one that has it for $105 SHIPPED with remote!

But you will have to guess what web site :D as I will NOT mention it here at SatelliteGuys.US
 
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PSB said:
EXACTLY

PLUG AND PLAY! :)

Comes with a little mini dish for all the software you need! I have NEVER added any kind of other software to my PC.

Too busy watching HD and 4:2:2


Let me get this straight. I buy this DVB World USB receiver for just over $100 and hook it up to my PC and I'm assuming my existing C and KU setup and I can watch any free to air HD feeds that happen to be up there. Am I missing something?
 
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Thanks, How does the computer hook up to the satellite?
 
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DVB World box plugs right into your USB port.It's all very simple and works great.
 
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Then doesnt the box have to be hooked to the satellite dish somehow?
 
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Yes, I simply slave it from my Traxis DBS 3500 receiver with a short run of RG6 coax!
 
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Yes the dish has to be hooked up to the box (or if you slave it from another box, then hook the loop out of the other box to this one) :)
 
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