I am running ESX4.1. My motherboard does not support VT-D, so that solves that question for me ... ;o). But do you have any idea if ESX 4.1 finds a PCI Quad DVB-S2 card, so that LMCE on a VM can pick it up?
What about USB tuner cards? I have tested USB-over-Ethernet, and that works fine.
What are my options?