HTPC – Using the Leadtek Winfast DTV2000DS with GB-PVR

You may or may not have noticed that I’ve added an HTPC category to this blog. The point of this is simply to provide a place for a number of random HTPC- and media streamer-related issues that I’ve encountered recently when I made the insane decision to build a HTPC for the movie room while eschewing Windows 7. That’s right – we can do this the easy way or my way. Over the next few weeks I’m aiming to load up a bunch of articles relating to my frustration with this platform as an entertainment mechanism.

As part of this process I bought a very cheap dual digital TV tuner from PC Case Gear – the aptly named Leadtek Winfast DTV2000 DS. You can find details on this PCI card here. I was testing GB-PVR, but couldn’t find the card in the list of supported cards. I don’t want to give too much away, but, *spoiler alert*, it’s an ini file that needs adjusting. Check out the skinny here.

Add the following to the bda.ini file in your GB-PVR installation directory.

[Leadtek Winfast DTV 2000 DS]
TUNING_TYPE=DVB-T
RECEIVER_ONLY_MODE=1
FILTER_RECEIVER=WinFast DTV 2000 DS
PIN_RECEIVER_IN=Antenna In Pin
PIN_RECEIVER_OUT=MPEG2 Transport

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