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Hardware Kworld PlusTV Dual DVB-T PCI-E TV card

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 7 Aug 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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  2. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    screw the review, what was the jeremy kyle drinking game?
     
  3. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    "Vaguely revolting."

    That's just fantastic. That's like "partially disgusting," or "fractionally engorged."

    Partial extremity. Outstanding!

    Phil
     
  4. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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    I think he got infected by the English on the box :p
     
  5. Delphium

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    Just when I thought I was safe from Judge Judy with the TV turned off during the day and browsing the web instead, but I could not have been more wrong :O as Judy penetrates even Bit-Tech :jawdrop: :lol:

    As or the review ;) good review as always, am happy to find out that there is a PCI-E tv card, dual tunner card at that, which is handy. As I have somewhat exhausted all my PCI slots (danm those dual slot gfx cards).

    It is somewhat a shame that they have taken what can be a great product, then failed to deliver on support and drivers, with drivers for XP editions of media center only? Maybe vista has the drivers built in already ? :confused:
    These driver and support issues are what put me off from purchasing such a product, the hardware ticks all the boxes i require, the software according to the review, dont even check a single box, as I am inclinded to use the Media center in Vista Ultimate 64bit.
     
  6. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    Damm i've been looking for a product like this for well all of a few days now. But i suppose i'll have to keep on looking.
     
  7. Delphium

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    Aye, feel that :sigh:
    If you find one thats pci-e and actually has drivers and support, id be interested to know.

    Its reviews like these from Bit-Tech that prevent me from having a lot of pritty looking door stops and paper weights :thumb: ;)
     
  8. Tim S

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    We tried the card under Vista initially, then XP Pro and then XP MCE 2005... the Vista drivers definitely aren't built in. It's a shame because otherwise it's a pretty good product when you put it in the right environment.
     
  9. Hugo

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    This one doesn't even look pretty
     
  10. Delphium

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    HAHA, ;) truth!
     
  11. Mother-Goose

    Mother-Goose 5 o'clock somewhere

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    Hauppage Nova-T-500 is better in every respect, it cost me around £50 and works flawlessly in Vista and XP, Vista 64-bit as well as the 32-bit varients, windows update finds the drivers first time and it works flawlessly with Media Centre. Basically it urinates all over this offering :D
     
  12. Delphium

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    Yer is a nice card, my freind uses it in his PC, tho he has some free PCI slots, unlike me :waah:
    may just go for a USB stick version, cant be much worse than the PCI card variants, can they?
     
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    Jeremy Kyle Drinking Game Rules:

    Have a bottle of whisky and a bottle of vodka and a six pack of beers. Sit down for a Jeremy Kyle marathon.

    Everytime someone comes on stage wearing more than two pieces of obvious bling or has their mouth open for more than five seconds without speaking, have a swig of beer.
    Everytime Jeremy sits on the edge of the stage, have a shot of vodka.
    Everytime Jeremy talks about his ex wife, have a shot of whisky.
    Everytime Jeremy uses the phrase "There are kids involved here!", have a shot of everything.

    Be wasted withing ten minutes!
     
  14. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Just had a quick read, that 500 is basically two usb based cards and a host controller so you could always just find out what the chips on the card are and get the usb variant. On that note does any one use a usb tv card, are they as good as pci based cards?
     
  16. Ramble

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    So I'm not the only one that watches Judge Judy...
    Still saving up for the Nova-T 500 (God, I wish my original Nova had x64 drivers).
     
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    it also works great in MythTV without much fiddling. The Kworld card looks "Vaguely revolting." compared to the Nova-T-500
     
  18. Delphium

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    Oh really? Cool, ill check that out :D
     
  19. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    I have just bought a nova t 500 too. Love it. I previously had a kworld card and vowed never again to buy one! Absolute crap. Drivers didn't work, the website was appalling, basically they are a joke. I was happy when it burnt out (yes spontaneously combusting tv cards do exist!)
     
  20. Amon

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    Classic... :lol:
     
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