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Hey all, This is definitely a noob question but I want to make sure I understand this before buying anything..

I just built an HTPC and would like to get rid of my DVR.. My understanding is that the use of the standard tuners only works if your provider's signals are supported. Or can say this (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116036) work for any cable company...

Do I need a cable card from my provider?

Thank in advance, i'm sure this has been answer 1000 times.. Just not sure what to search for it by... EVeryone seems to have a unique situation..
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post #2 of 6
Why do you need a tuner? To watch TV show? What cable company do you have? Or are you using TV antenna?
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I want to watch tv/record through the HTPC..
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Cable company? or TV antenna?
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Through my cable provider
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* Do you need premium or HD channel from your cable provider?
Yes --> You need a CableCARD tuner (assuming your cable provider offers CableCARD)
No --> You need a regular TV tuner

CableCARD tuner (you need CableCARD from your cable provider),


Regular TV tuner (HVR-1250/HVR-2250),



Difference between them? 2250 allows you to watch/record 2 channels at the same time. 1250 does not but it is much cheaper.
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