Hauppauge Digital is introducing a £99 TV tuner card that lets you watch free-to-air HD content on your PC or linked TV if you have a satellite dish and super-specced PC.
Available now, the Hauppauge WinTV-NOVA-HD-S2 card plugs into a PCI slot inside a desktop PC and connects to a satellite dish to provide live standard or HD satellite TV to your PC.
Included with the Nova HD S2 is CyberLink PowerCinema application for full screen TV or TV-in-a-window on the PC.
Beyond a regular TV licence, there are no subscriptions to pay to receive free-to-air HD satellite channels, which include the BBC's HD broadcasts.
You can also record programmes to disk in the original hi-definition H.264 format and DiSEqC 1.0 is supported, allowing switching between four satellite sources.
The new card from Hauppauge demands a high spec PC, with 3.2GHz processor or faster, or Intel Core Duo processor, with 512MB of RAM minimum, 1GB recommended.