Originally Posted by Mfusick
Anyone have a tuner card installed in their WHS2011 machine ???
I am wondering if it makes sense or not ??? Any problems vs inside a windows 7 HTPC ???
(I could turn off HTPC since server runs 24/7)
I have an InfiniTV card installed in my WHS 2011 system. No problems whatsoever. The tuners are shared out to two HTPC's via network bridge. The HTPC's are Windows 7 machines. I did host the InfiniTV in my larger HTPC before I built my server. It worked, but when I built my smaller mini-itx HTPC, I didn't have room for the card, so I started researching network bridging the card from the server. It's worked out very well for the past couple of years. My server board will support another InfiniTV card if I decide to go that route in the future.
I don't like the extender model because it requires you to have the HTPC powered on full time for the extenders to work. If I'm gonna do that, I might as well build a server. I do a lot of other things with my server besides hosting the InfiniTV card, so a server would make sense for me regardless of the InfiniTV card being in it.