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Thread: Should I bother with Philips 7130 TV tuner card?

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    Should I bother with Philips 7130 TV tuner card?

    I have a Philips 7130 card collecting dust. I would like to build a basic HTPC computer so my mom could record her shows (basic VCR-like recording, no need for EPG guide nor tv tuning: just being able to press "record" then "Stop"). Should I bother trying to make this card work? I searched the forum and the results are not encouraging.

    Thanks.

    Eddie

    PS: Sorry, I posted in the wrong section!
    Last edited by silentmonolith; 2014-10-29 at 01:45 AM.

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    Can you get the tuner working with the software that came with it? For example, it may be an analogue card and your mother receives a digital signal.

    Does the card have BDA drivers? NextPVR expects BDA drivers for all tuners.

    If the answer to both is "yes" then the tuner should work with NextPVR.
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    Thanks for your reply. I haven't installed the card yet. I'm in the middle of installing the OS. I will try and find the BDA drivers for it. The HTPC will be connected to an Internet TV box via analog connectors (yellow/red/white).

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentmonolith View Post
    The HTPC will be connected to an Internet TV box via analog connectors (yellow/red/white).
    This is not something that I have done so I am quoting others ...

    You will need SoftPVR ... http://www.nextpvr.com/nwiki/pmwiki....uppaugeSoftPVR

    You may need to do this ... http://www.nextpvr.com/nwiki/pmwiki....AnAnalogDevice

    Plus do you have a "blaster" so that the tuner card can tell the set top box to change channels?
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    1 x TBS 6281 dual DVB-T2
    2 x Hauppauge Nova-t PCI

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    Thanks, I will try your suggestions.

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    NPVR may not be the best application for your purposes ;( It revolves round the EPG for most functions.
    I think it would be easier to use the vendors application if you just need a VCR replacement function.


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