View Full Version : Best TV card for UK freeview

2004-11-11, 01:05 PM
I'm going to buy a card to work with PVR.

Which is the Best TV card for UK freeview ?

2004-11-11, 05:17 PM

that has the best reviews to date

but no gb pvr support yet

2004-11-14, 11:23 AM
Doubtful if there ever will be nebula support as it does not have a hardware encoder.

why not go for a pvr250 and get an external freeview box


2004-11-14, 03:39 PM
DVB cards dont actually need a hardware encoder. They signal comes "pre-encoded". The broadcasts are transmitted in MPEG2 format.

2004-11-18, 09:45 PM
Are you saying that GB-PVR would work OK with a DVB card, e.g. Nebula card in earlier post?

2004-11-18, 09:51 PM
Or maybe even a Pinnacle PCTV MediaCenter 300i for UK digi tv.

2004-11-18, 10:02 PM
Quote[/b] ]Are you saying that GB-PVR would work OK with a DVB card, e.g. Nebula card in earlier post?
Once I implement BDA support, then if the card has BDA drivers it should work.

2004-11-18, 10:54 PM
Thank you for your reply and please do excuse my lack of knowledge on BDA and I may well be talking out of term but will the digital BDA support be worldwide, Country or network provider specific?

i.e. Will it work the same in New Zealand as in the UK?

2004-11-18, 11:07 PM
The theory is it'll be the same world wide. There will most likely be some ugly text files that you need to configure the list of stations available (transponder/symbol rates etc), but other than that it should be the same.

2004-11-18, 11:07 PM
OK, i've had a good look around other posts and found more information and your replys regarding DVB.

And have just found the "Search" icon !!

2004-11-18, 11:15 PM
There is nothing much to read on DVB yet. Its not supported yet, but will be some time in the future.