Cyberlink and Hauppauge unveiled their solution for viewing pay-TV satellite services on a PC at the big IFA show in Berlin this week. Using an updated version of Cyberlink's PowerCinema software and tuner card along with Hauppauge's WinTV CI USB adapter, the system will let you receive and decode protected DVB-S2 and DVB-S signals and view and record MPEG-2 HD and highly compressed MPEG-4 AVC (H.264) satellite TV. What's no so clear, however, is when it'll be available to the general public, although Cyberlink's CEO's statement that the solution offers a "first glimpse of pay-TV on the PC" makes it sound like it may still be quite a ways off.

[Via eHomeUpgrade]

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