For the last couple years I have had great success using Windows 2008 R2 as a central server for music, videos, and live TV. I installed dual Hauppage 1600 tuner cards and got the MediaPortal TV Server running under 2008 R2 to distribute Live TV, and the MediaPortal clients throughout the house also access TV shows (MyTVSeries is still the best plugin for anything anywhere). I run Subsonic as a music server that I share with my friends. It all works very well, except that the time has come for us to switch from OTA television to cable TV. Enter Ceton Infinitv 4.
I understand I won't be able to use MediaPortal for live TV anymore, and that's fine (though sad). What I really want to do is continue to use my server as the distribution point for live TV.
The Ceton card won't run in Server 2008 R2, of course, as there is no Media Center. So my thought was to install Windows 7 Pro on a Hyper-V virtual machine. I have no problem with that part of the project.
What I don't know how to do is pass the Ceton to Windows 7 and make its tuners available to the client PCs on the network.
Any help, hints, pointers, and anecdotes will be very appreciated.