Many thanks for the speedy response. My suggested setup was really to test the viability of the tuner and other basic components, should it all work the next stage would be some additional components such as an SSD for the OS, a BLU-ray player and a new case. I understand that the TBS tuner comes with a remote which should be OK to start with. The UK Freeview tuner is intentional - as this is a US/international forum am I unlikely to find anyone with experience of the card or the brand? Unfortunately HTPC related fora are a bit thin on the ground in the UK.