10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Great TV alternative,
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This review is from: TBS DVB-S2 High Definition Digital Satellite Tuner PCI Express Card HD (DVB-S2/DVB-S) Receiver - PCIE
This card was purchased as an alternative to our Sky box, specifically with the aim of adding a couple of HD channels. Installation of the card was as easy as expected (didn't install remote control as I use a universal remote), and I decided to install only the drivers from the CD seeing as the bundled software wasn't particularly highly rated. This is the reason for the 4 stars rather than five - the drivers didn't detect immediately and it took a bit of searching for Windows to detect the x64 drivers, which were in a folder labelled AMDx64 which threw me temporarily as I have a Pentium processor.
Installation on Windows 7 Media Center wasn't plain sailing, but I don't know if this was the card's fault - I suspect not. The autodetect brought no results, but custom setting Media Center to the Astra 2 satellite brought all the channels expected, including BBC HD in perfect quality. Since then I've been using Media Center with no problems.
I thoroughly recommend this card, but as other users have said, don't bother with the bundled software if you can avoid it. Windows 7 Media Center does the job nicely.