2009 MacPro expansion in Windows Questions

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jfriedman8, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. jfriedman8 macrumors 6502

    Feb 8, 2008
    I would rather not have to sell my MacPro, but for some financial reasons, I may have to. The specs of the machine are in my sig, but if I can get these add ons to work in Windows, I think I can sell my HP HDX instead.

    Anyway, I know these cards wont work in OS X, but would they work/ fit if I used them in Windows with Bootcamp?

    Since it's only PCI e x1, it won't work will it? Can anyone suggest a tuner that will work inside a 2009 MacPro in Windows?

    I am not a fan of the elgato, so that option is out.

    If this sound card won't work can you suggest another one?

    My situation is to get rid of the HP and use my MP as my HTPC/ Work PC, or to sell the MP and my 24" ACD for a new iMac when they come out and then build my own HTPC since I have a New Egg preferred account and could put the money off for a little.
  2. gugucom macrumors 68020


    May 21, 2009
    Munich, Germany
    I run a satellite receiver from Digital Everywhere. It is available in a housing (in fact this version is also supplied to Elgato) but it is also available as a floppy version for any PCI/PCIX/PCIe slot. The interface is firewire and it is very fast and reliable.

    It works with MPEG2 and H.264 (HDTV) and provides a CI-interface for subscription services. It runs with it's native software - which is a derivate of DVBViewer - in Windows and Linux.


    Although you don't like Delgato it has also the capability to run EyeTV software. So you can use it from both operating systems.

    It comes with a remote control that lets you control it in Windows and OS X equally. For me it is the most versatile TV kit I have ever owned. I mainly use it with my Sky subscription and I can record 1080p movies very nicely.

    Regarding you sound card I have not much knowledge, so I can't recommend anything there.

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