Now that Dish has begun the process of turning on HD Satellite 148 I am planning to subscribe to their service. My questions revolve around the integration of the HTPC, the brains of my entire setup, and satellite broadcasts.
1) Any cards out yet allowing me to use the PC as the tuner/controller box for satellite reception? (if not, any about to be released?)
2) If I have to go with a Dish 6000 is there an advantage in piping into the HTPC with the HD stream, or should that go directly to the D-ila?
3) If the HD goes directly to the D-ila, should the standard satellite broadcasts go from the 6000 to the PC for processing by dTV?
I know there is considerable information in the HDTV hardware forum section, but my real concern is integration with the HTPC. That is why I post these questions here.