View Full Version : TV Tuner for WHS

22-08-2009, 04:58 PM
Another WHS question... lol

Does anyone know of a TV tuner card that supports WHS (aka Server 2003)? They all seem to only support desktop OSs.

I'd prefer PCI but would be able to do USB at a push :)

If there isn't one, would it be possible to have it stream from an XP VM, while still having a reasonable resolution (above 640x480 preferably)??


22-08-2009, 06:03 PM
haven't actually done it with my WHS - as I have a seperate media Center PC - only have movies available from WHS, playing on the Media Center.

BUT found This list of cards (http://www.wegotserved.com/2009/05/16/windows-home-server-compatible-tv-tuners/) -- many manufactures wont list all available OS's -- Spose, as Server 2003 is really server software, not for watching TV :lol:

22-08-2009, 07:47 PM
I have a couple of Hauppauge Nova-S Plus cards in my WHS.
I use the TV Server part of Mediaportal to tune in & record the Freeview Satellite channels.
I then have the Mediaportal client part installed on all the other PCs/laptops in the house so they can all be used to watch/record live TV and play back recorded TV.
The Hauppauge drivers installed sweet as on WHS.
Mediaportal on the other hand required a bit of hacking to get it installed as it requires WMP11, which you can't just install on WHS/server 2003.

01-10-2009, 02:31 PM
Gidday guys,

Sorry to dredge up a month old thread...

But I am attempting to do what you guys have done - but with little success.

My WHS is brand new with dual core processors, 3Gig of RAM and 2 TB of storage space. Works really well. :)

So I figured it would be nice to have a DVB-S card in the WHS to record TV and then play it back to the other networked PCs. So I googled for a few days and bought a Hauppauge Win-TV Nova-S Plus PCI card and installed it in the WHS. All drivers installed Ok and I can get a picture via composite input from my Freeview decoder....

BUT... I cannot get Win TV to tune to the Optus D1 bird... I am sure I have tried all LNB settings, but I must be missing something. I know that the signal is coming out of the coax right beside my PC, as the DSE decoder gets a 100% signal. I have tried duplicating the setup there, but am clearly doing something wrong!

Can anyone point me in the right direction for setting up the Win-TV software to work with Freeview?