I'm new to the forum and basically to the world of SAT as well. Up to now, I have used DVB-C in my HTPC, but I was getting tired of my cable provider since they remove channels constantly and I'm always without my football matches... Anyway, the same situation at my parents house. Today a local guy mounted a sat on their house, and set up cardsharing, now my parents have all the channels they need. They have received a very simple Optibox unit which is fine for them.
I will also do this in my flat, but I would like to use my existing HTPC that runs on Win7 and MediaPortal. I have a Terratec DVB-C HD card in it, and I wonder if it is possible to set up cardsharing using this HTPC if I add a let's say Technisat SkyStar 2 eXpress HD card and sign up for the same service my parents have. Is this card (or please recommend a better one if available, but low profile card) able to do the work for me? How do I set up Windows and MediaPortal to use the cardsharing server? Any guides for this? I do not want to buy a Dreambox since I already have an excellent HTPC.
Many thanks for your help and I hope it is possible to do!