The difference between the two cards is simply that the BGT has two terrestrial tuners and two satellite tuners, whereas the BGT has four terrestrial tuners and no satellite ones. On the whole, we’re impressed with BGT’s design. Despite their capabilities, the cards are physically quite small and can be fitted with either low-profile or standard-height PCI backplates both are supplied , so it will fit into a low-profile or full size case. Searching and use is very much dependent on the specific software that you’re using. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter:
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Black Gold have finally released what all Media Center fans have been longing for – a couple of quad channel TV tuner cards which support a mixture of terrestrial and satellite HD broadcasts, as well as digital cable TV and analogue baseband video signals.
We haven’t received any reviews of this product yet. Follow TechRadar Reviews on Twitter: We hope that BGT can fix this. I wrote the above not long after buying the item and I was at the time very happy.
BlackGold Innovations | BGT Single DVB‐T/T2/C/C2, single DVB-S/S2, Analogue PCI‐e TV tuner
Despite their capabilities, the cards are physically quite small and can be fitted with either low-profile or standard-height PCI backplates both are suppliedso it will fit into a low-profile or blackgolv size case. It’s not a cheap card, but, so far, it seems to do what it said on the tin! Searching and use is very much dependent on the specific software that you’re using. I was well impressed!! Either way, the PC had to be restarted.
A third socket is the gateway to another potentially useful feature — remote control — but this feature was not included in our ‘OEM’ package — it’s down to resellers to decide what customers will get. And if the ability to record up to four TV channels simultaneously isn’t enough, you can even install more than one card – this scenario is fully supported by the WHQL bit and bit Windows drivers.
I’m still happy with the card as far as processing TV is concerned but I’m not so impressed with only 3 out of 4 tuners working or the very poor support from BG. The drivers are said to be compatible with the bit Windows installed on our PC. The card is supplied with two mounting brackets that allow it to be fitted to half-or full-height slots. The difference between the two cards is simply that the BGT has two terrestrial tuners and two satellite tuners, whereas the BGT has four terrestrial tuners and no satellite ones.
Phil Bean15th May Top 10 ultra grade products AS5 3. To date I have had no problems with wake up, missed programmes, quirky ‘missing tuners’ or any of the other issues I had with the previous build.
BGT3600 Dual DVB‐T/T2/C/C2, dual DVB-S/S2, Analogue PCI‐e TV tuner
BGT even supplies the screwdriver. Since then I discovered that only 3 tuners were balckgold and it seems others have had all manner of problems. You have to decide between cable though Virgin Media’s channels are encrypted and terrestrial — owing to that single input you can’t connect both simultaneously.
It was immediately identified by Windows 7 blackgoold bit Media Centre and all programs were tuned. Quiet PC have been very supportive and offered a full refund but I’m struggling to locate another card with 4 tuners in a low profile format Instead, you have to download them from the BGT website — thereby ensuring that you’re up to date come installation time.
I’d certainly recommend it. The BGT is beautifully made. On the whole, we’re impressed with BGT’s design.
BGT3635 Single DVB‐T/T2/C/C2, single DVB-S/S2, Analogue PCI‐e TV tuner
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Updated drivers improved matters we got a picture but not the fact that the PC would lock up if we left the software tuned to an HD channel — either that, or subsequently selected SD channels were juddery.