Need a new satellite tuner

  OTT_Buzzard 21:19 17 Oct 09

I need a new sattelite tuner for my media center as I've just had to RMA my last one.

Can anyone recommend either:

A low profile PCI / PCIe S2 tuner (this is my first choice, but am not sure such an animal even exists). Twin LNB would be a bonus. or

An external S2 tuner, again, twin LNB is a bonus.

Cost is not a huge issue, but i'd like not to have to remortgage the house (ok, preferably less than £100). In either case, it does need to be S2 standard since I don't want to have to replace it anytime soon.

Thanks for any suggestions :)


  woodchip 21:47 17 Oct 09

don't think you can get one for a pc

  woodchip 21:56 17 Oct 09

If you have a Card for Makro warehouse they have a Comag HD Freesat for about £120 plus vat This is the complete kit including dish and lnb etc

This the None HD, its cheaper click here

  OTT_Buzzard 22:11 17 Oct 09

You can certainly get S2 tuners for the PC (e.g. click here), i've just never seen one that's low profile PCI(e).

I don't have a lot of experience in tuners, hence asking for recommendations for, well, anything that meets the spec above!

I don't need the dish - just the tuner. Although me and the missus were talking about 'briefcase' type satellite dishes today...what exciting conversations we have!

  Stuartli 00:56 18 Oct 09

There are low profile PCI-e tuners for computers, such as:

click here (digital though)

This is a quad tuner PCI model:

click here (supposed to be available in AGP or PCI-e form)

or Twinhan:

click here

click here


click here

This company is seeking partners, but might be prepared to send one (!):

click here

Lists card's manufacturer, so might be worth contacting.

USB type:

click here

  Stuartli 01:05 18 Oct 09
  OTT_Buzzard 11:11 18 Oct 09

Great set of links. Thank you!

Looks like the low profile S2 cards are ten to a penny.

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