[mythtv-users] New system configuration question

Raymond Wagner raymond at wagnerrp.com
Sun Dec 12 18:28:40 UTC 2010

On 12/12/2010 13:19, Andre wrote:
> On 12 Dec 2010, at 17:08, Raymond Wagner wrote:
>> On 12/12/2010 11:55, Harry Orenstein wrote:
>>> There are no slots for expansion other than a mini PCI
>>> express slot that I believe is currently used by the wi-fi card (though I'm
>>> willing to remove it).
>> MiniPCIe options are pretty limited.  There are some network cards, some disk controllers, and some video capture cards intended for surveillance systems.  I'm not aware of any tuner cards.
> There are some like the digital devices duoflex tuners:
> http://www.dvbshop.net/product_info.php/language/en/info/p2358_Digital-Devices-DuoFlex-CT-Dual-DVB-C-DVB-T-miniPCIe.html
> http://www.dvbshop.net/product_info.php/info/p2333_Digital-Devices-DuoFlex-S2-miniPCIe.html
> http://www.dvbshop.net/product_info.php/info/p2335_Digital-Devices-CI-Interface-f--Cine-S2-incl--mini-PCIe-Bridge.html
> You can have four tuners in one PCIe mini slot, linux driver support is working.

That's not a miniPCIe tuner card.  That's a miniPCIe bridge chip, with a 
ribbon cable to a specially designed tuner card.  You still need an 
expansion slot to mount the card in, which the all-in-one 
(http://shop.lenovo.com/us/landing_pages/thinkcentre/2010/m90z) simply 
doesn't have.

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