I love my Blackgold BGT3620 Freeview HD card, I did have some issues initially but its spot on now and the best Media Center TV tuner I have ever used. Now they have released details of a new low profile TV tuner the BGT3630. The tuner is best of both worlds by combining Freesat HD and Freeview HD device and takes a single PCI-express slot in a small low profile card. Windows Media Center is great for watching HD TV and I am sure this card is going to be a big seller.
Blackgold say the card is due June / July
Anticipated release June / July 2011
The BGT3630 is the world’s high performance, digital demodulator, analogue capture, intelligent remote PCI-express PCTV product, implemented on a sub-miniature platform. The product is capable of receiving standard and high definition digital broadcast program content, including the new UK Freeview and Freesat HD channels. It is designed to transform a personal computer into the ultimate audio video entertainment system, supporting external video streams and worldwide HD broadcast streams.
Hardware receiver support – world standard analogue terrestrial (PAL, NTSC, CECAM), digital terrestrial including both DVB-T and DVB-T2, digital satellite DVB-S and DVB-S2, digital cable DVB-C. i.e. Two separate tuners on one card 1 x DVB-S/S2 Tuner + 1 x DVB-T/T2, DVB-C or Analogue.
Hardware external video – Composite video CVBS, S-video, Component video YPbPr, Component video RGB
Hardware remote – IR remote receiver, learning receiver, remote S3 wake-up (OEM build time options only, not on standard product. This is an option if a system builder requires a remote control other than the normal Microsoft Media Center remote USB IR sensor used for most systems)
Hardware profile – Miniature profile solution exceptionally low real estate, supporting compact half height and full height PC systems. (131mm x 69mm PCB outline including PCI-e fingers)
via Tenniswood Blog