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Old April 30, 2007, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by spankingmidget View Post
i am looking for a tuner card with good pic quality that will work with bell express vu satellite and a good software like beyond tv
i also herd beyond tv will decode the bell signal so i don't have to use there receiver, is that correct please let me know if anyone else knows
I stand to be corrected, but my understanding is that you need one of the long awaited "cable cards" to be able to decode digital signals without the top box.

Unfortunately due to DRM concerns these will not be available as stand-alone products. The only folks who will be getting permission to install them in computers will be the big box boys like dell, HP, Compac, etc...... (They're worried that if the "great unwashed" get their hands on them we'll reverse engineer the drivers/firmware to allow us to overcome the DRM limitations thus enabling P2P trading of files).

Don't know if this is the full story behind these, I got this info from the "why you don't need VISTA" article in Maximum PC.
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