Hi, I am still messing about with PCI passthrough and posted a question elsewhere on some detail regarding card install and got a reply I was not expecting :- "For me, it was just easier to have network-based tuners. No passthru needed. Can record 4 hidef channels concurrently inside a KVM guest VM. HD Homerun makes these." [from the USA I guess]
I was not aware of this option (or why didn't anyone tell me) but having done the searches now I found some UK units; I have to have one and I think you will all want one too.
This solves all sorts of problems at a stoke.
I have gone for this make http://www.vboxcomm.com/uk-freeview-and-freesat.html, mainly because I like black boxes, but there are others out there. They make a Gateway XTi 3340 which has 2 satellite and 2 terrestrial cards.
I just thought everyone would all be interested in this option if, like me, you had not come across it before.
And a Happy New Year to all my readers.