gjsearle74 wrote:Will report back on my experiences when I get the second card installed, unless you beat me to it!
I have just installed a second TBS6284 card in my HTPC. There is one oddity that I have noticed (not necessarily related to having two 6284 cards in one PC), but I will describe that in a new thread.
My primary setup currently uses Vista, so no support for high definition TV. However, using the "MCE Tuner Extender" tool I was able to set up all 8 tuners on the two TBS cards for use in Windows Vista Media Center. Eight simultaneous recordings? No problem!
In another partition on the disk I have a trial version of Windows 7 (not activated yet). Using the "Tuner Salad" tool I was able to set up all 8 tuners for use in Windows 7 Media Center. And, of course, this time I was able to receive the high-definition channels on Freeview. I will moving to Windows 7 as my primary setup after I have done a clean re-install.
The TBS cards have "feed through" for the co-axial aerial feed, but I decided not to use that. My previous setup used 4 tuner cards (3 duals plus one single, giving 7 DVB-T tuners), and none of them had co-axial feed-through. So I already had a 4-outlet aerial amplifier available, and decided to use that for the two TBS cards. This ensures that all tuners really do receive exactly the same level of signal.
The only disappointing aspect is that in order to get a usable system I had to adopt "plan C"; I could not get either "plan A" or "plan B" to work. I will give details in the thread about "wake from sleep".
-- from CyberSimian in the UK