Dual Tuners in MCE 2005

marshahu

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For details of my rig see my signature. Basically I have run out of PCI slots now - I am not putting anything in PCI slot 1 as the heatsink of the X1600PRO arriving soon will overhang it making it a very tight squeeze.

So my only options is a USB 2 DVB Tuner to simply receive DVB and HD Signals with AC-3 Sound. Meanwhilst I can use the Hauppage PVR-150 MCE which has the PVR plugged into its S-Video port to archive recordings from my cable PVR box into a movie file to edit out commericals later on and put onto DVD and free up the PVR so it can continue its series link!

I understand that MCE 2005 supports two TV Tuners so that 1 channel can be recorded from one tuner while another is watched from the other. However does MCE 2005 support two different brand TV Tuners (i.e. the Hauppage MCE PVR150 and a Leadtek USB 2 DVB Dongle) or do the two tuners have to be identical brand, model, etc. The Leadtek USB 2.0 is described as being compatible with MCE 2005.
 

fredweston

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You can use whatever combo you want. MCE actually supports more than two tuners, and no, they don't have to be identical or even the same brand.