I currently own a Nokia satellite decoder with which I watch satellite channels, both free-to-air and encrypted(using a CAM and an original subscription of course) . I would like to build my own HTPC to replace the Nokia and plug-it with a 37" LCD. What I want to do is:
a) Watch free-to-air satellite channels
b) Watch encrypted satellite channels
c) Record what I’m watching on a hard disk drive
I read that I will need two DVBS2 cards(such as the Technotrend 3200) to watch and record at the same time but how does it work from the satellite dish point of view? How am I supposed to send two signals, one to each card?
Also, let’s say that I everything is up and running and I am watching two channels at the same time, is there a remote control with which I can control everything such as maximizing/restoring windows?
Finally, how powerful shall the PC and video card be?
Thank you for your kind answers.
PS: I’m in Europe.