2009 MacPro expansion in Windows Questions

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

  1. jfriedman8 macrumors 6502

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    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?

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116036
    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.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829132012
    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

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    Munich, Germany
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    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.

    http://www.digital-everywhere.com/en/alcms/index.php?sid=1207139772

    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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