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I am considering getting this however i cannot find it on ati's website so i am kinda hesitant to buy it. Does anyone have this and is it good?
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I am considering getting this however i cannot find it on ati's website so i am kinda hesitant to buy it. Does anyone have this and is it good?

If you need TV tuner get Hauppauge HVR-1250 for starter. If you cannot install PCIe tuner then you next budget option would be Hauppauge HVR-950Q. PCIe tuner > USB tuner.
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If you need TV tuner get Hauppauge HVR-1250 for starter. If you cannot install PCIe tuner then you next budget option would be Hauppauge HVR-950Q. PCIe tuner > USB tuner.
Did you even go to his link? He is looking for cablecard. I would go with Centon or Silcon Dust.
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I am considering getting this however i cannot find it on ati's website so i am kinda hesitant to buy it. Does anyone have this and is it good?

I am not sure if this work on any PC.... I believe there are only 3 CableCard qualified tuners for non-OEM use:
Centon PCIe/USB
Silicon Dust Prime
Hauppauge 2650
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From what I've read the Centon seems to get great reviews overall.
    
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Did you even go to his link? He is looking for cablecard. I would go with Centon or Silcon Dust.

My bad, missed the word cable card. In that case either Silcon Dust or HVR-2650.
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I want to ask is well - I have cable TV, for that purpose I purchase TechniSat CableStar HD 2 and have problems with finding channels, can you recommend me another decent receiver for watch TV ? On sale some of AVerMedia and Hauppauge cards, maybe you can recommend some of them ?
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I want to ask is well - I have cable TV, for that purpose I purchase TechniSat CableStar HD 2 and have problems with finding channels, can you recommend me another decent receiver for watch TV ? On sale some of AVerMedia and Hauppauge cards, maybe you can recommend some of them ?

Are you in Europe? As far as I know they use something called Common Interface, similar to CableCARD. Are you using it?
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Yes, I am from one of Europe countries but I not idea what interface in use ...
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