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    Hi, i am interested to buy this product: https://www.tbs-technology.de/shop/DVB-T-T2-C-Quad-Tuner-PCIe-Terrestrial-or-cable-TV-Card-TBS-6205

    OR this product: http://www.hauppauge.co.uk/site/products/data_quadhd.html?fbclid=IwAR2f3yxpi92eL1aKu6S...MyE2FXobhy4zqM

    NOTE: I only need to watch or record DVB-T-T2 channels (freeview channels)

    My PC model is: HP ProDesk 400 G4 MT x64-based PC.

    Are those products compatible with my pc?

    If yes, can I purchase and use two Quad-Tuners from the same brand in order to connect them together and watch or record up to EIGHT(8) TV programmes at a time? I only need to watch or record DVB-T-T2 channels (freeview channels).

    If yes, how can i connect them together?

    Please advise!
    Thanks
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    If the HP ProDesk 400 G4 MT is the HP ProDesk 400 G4 MicroTower form-factor then it should work for either of the TV tuner card models in your post. The HP ProDesk 400 G4 MicroTower has two expansion slots each capable of holding a PCIe x1 add-on card with a full-height bracket. See https://h20195.www2.hp.com/v2/getpdf.aspx/4AA6-9028EEAP.pdf

    The Hauppage WinTV-quadHD would be a neater choice if you have only one antenna/aerial because it uses only one RF connection for 4 tuners, so you only need 2 leads from the antenna for 2 cards.

    You need a coaxial splitter for antennas/aerials to provide the required number of leads to feed a signal to each connection on both tuner cards.
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    Below is my Motherboard details:


    Motherboard

    Manufacturer: HP
    Model: 82A1 (U3E1)
    Version: KBC Version 06.21
    Chipset Vendor: Intel
    Chipset Model: Skylake
    Chipset Revision: 07
    Southbridge Vendor: Intel
    Southbridge Model: H270
    Southbridge Revision: 00
    BIOS
    Brand: HP
    Version: P03 Ver. 02.11
    Date: 06/11/2017
    PCI Data
    Slot PCI-E
    Slot Type PCI-E
    Slot Usage In Use
    Data lanes x16
    Slot Designation Slot1 / X16PCIEXP
    Characteristics 3.3V, PME, SMBus
    Slot Number 0
    Slot PCI-E
    Slot Type PCI-E
    Slot Usage Available
    Data lanes x1
    Slot Designation Slot2 / X1PCIEXP1
    Characteristics 3.3V, PME, SMBus
    Slot Number 1
    Slot PCI-E
    Slot Type PCI-E
    Slot Usage Available
    Data lanes x4
    Slot Designation Slot3 / X4PCIEXP
    Characteristics 3.3V, PME, SMBus
    Slot Number 2
    Slot PCI-E Gen 3 x1
    Slot Type PCI-E Gen 3 x1
    Slot Usage Available
    Data lanes x1
    Slot Designation Slot4 / M2 WLAN/BT
    Characteristics 3.3V, PME, SMBus
    Slot Number 3


    Thanks
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    Odd that HP's specs in the PDF that I linked to mention the PCIe x16 and PCIe x4 slots but not the PCIe x1 slots. Both of the TV tuner cards are PCIe x1 so they will be fine in an x1 slot if you want to reserve the PCIe x16 and PCIe x4 slots.

    You need software that is able to utilize 8 tuners for watching and recording. You might look at NextPVR, DVBViewer Pro, and SichboPVR.
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    Thank you so much!
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