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Originally Posted by pLuhhmm View Post
Since you're still here. Are there any alternatives or anything better than the Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 for around the same price, or is this the best?
If we are talking about dual tuner, HVR-2250 is the best internal TV tuner.

AvertTV Duet can be had at $70, but it is two digital dual tuners only. No analog (NTSC) support from it.


SiliconDust HDHomeRun is very similar to AvertTV duet. Difference being you connect it to a wireless router so that multiple PC can share it. Again no analog (NTSC) support. But it does have DVB-T support so if you travel to Europe/Australia/Russia you can watch their digital channels.


BTW you said you also are interested in using TV antenna in addition to cable. You need something called coaxial switch or coaxial diplexers. With switch you need to manually flip the switch but you suffer virtually 0 signal loss. With diplexers you don't need to flip the switch but be prepared to have some signal drop. When you run TV antenna cable over 50 feet it is recommended to have amplifier as well.

Switch

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Originally Posted by trumpet-205 View Post
If we are talking about dual tuner, HVR-2250 is the best internal TV tuner.

AvertTV Duet can be had at $70, but it is two digital dual tuners only. No analog (NTSC) support from it.
Amazon.com: Avertv MTVHDDUWB HD Duet (White Box): Electronics


SiliconDust HDHomeRun is very similar to AvertTV duet. Difference being you connect it to a wireless router so that multiple PC can share it. Again no analog (NTSC) support. But it does have DVB-T support so if you travel to Europe/Australia/Russia you can watch their digital channels.
Amazon.com: SiliconDust HDHomeRun Dual High Definition Digital Television HDHR3-US (Black): Electronics


BTW you said you also are interested in using TV antenna in addition to cable. You need something called coaxial switch or coaxial diplexers. With switch you need to manually flip the switch but you suffer virtually 0 signal loss. With diplexers you don't need to flip the switch but be prepared to have some signal drop. When you run TV antenna cable over 50 feet it is recommended to have amplifier as well.

Switch
Amazon.com: Coaxial A/B Switch: Electronics

Diplexer
Amazon.com: Terk Technologies BDS-P1 Indoor/Outdoor Diplexer (Single-LNB): Electronics
Thanks a ton!

Now I'm just trying to figure out of I should spend that extra $50 for the 2250 or get the 1250.
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Thanks a ton!

Now I'm just trying to figure out of I should spend that extra $50 for the 2250 or get the 1250.
You can also get two used 1250 for around $60 to $70. That is if you don't mind running two PCIe cards.
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You can also get two used 1250 for around $60 to $70. That is if you don't mind running two PCIe cards.
I think I'm gonna go with the 1250 from Newegg. This way I don't have to deal with eBay.
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