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I got an old rig here that im gonna turn into a HTPC/Torrent box.

I wanna get a dual tv tuner but im not sure what one to get i can spend $100 max and can only get it from here

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Generally you want to go with Hauppauge for driver support. In this case go with AVerTV, their drivers are decent.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15343
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Generally you want to go with Hauppauge for driver support. In this case go with AVerTV, their drivers are decent.

http://www.pccasegear.com/index.php?...ducts_id=15343
Thanks had a few people say to get that one so i will

Another quick question an SSD in a HTPC... is it overkill?
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Thanks had a few people say to get that one so i will

Another quick question an SSD in a HTPC... is it overkill?
Maybe. I'd say get a fast HDD for HTPC.
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Maybe. I'd say get a fast HDD for HTPC.
Ahh ok i'll just use the F3 iv got then
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I ordered a Leadtek Winfast DTV2000DS twin tuner PCI from PCCG once. It is a rather good card and Windows 7 64bit installed the drivers for it through Windows Update. It worked great with Media Center. Also your F3 would be great in a HTPC. I am building a HTPC soon and am going to use the DTV2000DS in it.

Also, the DTV2000DS comes with a remote, though it doesn't work great with Media Center, that is my only gripe. If you have a low profile case you get a low profile bracket in the box too.
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I ordered a Leadtek Winfast DTV2000DS twin tuner PCI from PCCG once. It is a rather good card and Windows 7 64bit installed the drivers for it through Windows Update. It worked great with Media Center. Also your F3 would be great in a HTPC. I am building a HTPC soon and am going to use the DTV2000DS in it.

Also, the DTV2000DS comes with a remote, though it doesn't work great with Media Center, that is my only gripe. If you have a low profile case you get a low profile bracket in the box too.
I just been looking that one up seems too be pretty good and cheap to i might end up getting that seeing im pretty poor

The remote doesnt really bother me im gonna use a wireless keyboard and mouse anyway

Im just a lil worried that GPU will lag or something
Edited by Aussiejuggalo - 10/18/11 at 7:42am
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post #8 of 25
I'm quite happy with my new networked dual ATSC hd homerun. Good bang for buck (dual tuner), and you don't need to run RG6 to every computer (like a laptop) that you want to watch tv on.
 
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Sorry for including myself but I am building to an HTPC with my old computer that I had before and I want and HDTV tunner for my pc. The specs are :

MOBO: M2N68-AM SE2
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz
Memory: 2 Gb Kingston
Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED
GPU: XFX HD 5450
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Originally Posted by fritx View Post
Sorry for including myself but I am building to an HTPC with my old computer that I had before and I want and HDTV tunner for my pc. The specs are :

MOBO: M2N68-AM SE2
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 5200 Brisbane 2.7GHz
Memory: 2 Gb Kingston
Heatsink: ZALMAN CNPS9900ALED
GPU: XFX HD 5450
Budget? Hauppauge HVR-1250 or HVR-2250 is a great place to start.
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