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I didn't know where else to post this.....so I wanted to get this http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-ATI-RADEON-X800-XL-AIW-NTSC-256MB-PCI-E-VIDEO-CARD-/320739113679?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aad8a7acf and set it up to record TV shows. What I'm wondering since I've never done this, the card should be powerful enough but I'm wondering what cables I would need? Since the card just comes by itself. And I have an old rig just sitting with a 3.6GHz Pentium 4, should be enough CPU power?
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Read this review of the card.

http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/aiwx800xl/index2.php

 

I think you do not need any additional cable for the most basic TV watching/recording.

Just attach the cable from an amplified TV antenna or cable TV source into the CATV input of the card.

 

Although it supports High Definition, nonetheless it is 2005 technology and it just might not be too happy with the High Definition content of today's standard.  This goes hardware wise and software wise.

 

On a brighter side, Pentium 4 at 3.6GHz should be able to handle this card, according to its spec.

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Read this review of the card.



http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/aiwx800xl/index2.php



 



I think you do not need any additional cable for the most basic TV watching/recording.



Just attach the cable from an amplified TV antenna or cable TV source into the CATV input of the card.



 



Although it supports High Definition, nonetheless it is 2005 technology and it just might not be too happy with the High Definition content of today's standard.  This goes hardware wise and software wise.



 



On a brighter side, Pentium 4 at 3.6GHz should be able to handle this card, according to its spec.



Thanks for the reply! The only thing I'd have available is basic cable but for future reference it'd be nice to know if it could handle recording HD. So just plugging the cable into the back of the card is it? Wow, that would be nice
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