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I am building my first HTPC for our bedroom. I have TWC (Charlotte NC) and I want to use the Premium HD service I pay for with my HTPC. Which tuner card would you suggest to do this?

I was looking at these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116072&Tpk=Hauppauge%202650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815706001

I prefer to get the $100 one if it does the same thing. (Assuming either or both of these will do what I am tryng to do.)
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They do the same thing...the only differences are that the Ceton card is internal and has 4 tuners. The Hauppage has 2 tuners and hooks up with usb. I have the Hauppage for my bedroom HTPC and it does a great job. Just so you know since I don't think it is listed anywhere, the Hauppage includes a remote.
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They do the same thing...the only differences are that the Ceton card is internal and has 4 tuners. The Hauppage has 2 tuners and hooks up with usb. I have the Hauppage for my bedroom HTPC and it does a great job. Just so you know since I don't think it is listed anywhere, the Hauppage includes a remote.

So just to confirm, with a cablecard I should be able o run my my def signal from my cable provider with out issue on either of these? +1
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Yes, both of those will handle the HD programming from Time Warner. It will replace your cable box. You run the coax cable to it and the USB to your pc. You will need to get a multi-stream CableCard from TWC. They are required by law to provide you with one just like they do for the TIVO customers. They should include a phone number for calling in to activate the CableCard.

I am with Comcast and use mine for the HD channels. I also have premium HD (HBO, etc) and this gets those channels too. The only downside is that you will lose the OnDemand and PPV.

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awsome thanks! Screw PPV, Im all ready paying to view.
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I hear ya...
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Bah TWC is going to charge me $2 a month for a cable card, those cheap bastards! Time to use a cool trick I learned the other day. You call up your provider and ask for the retentions department. They will typically make adjustments to your bill in an attempt to keep you.

It worked for a couple of my neighbors...
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With comcast, the first one is free...the second one is something like $3.50...beats paying $15 per month for an HD cable box...
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Originally Posted by nicedart View Post

I am building my first HTPC for our bedroom. I have TWC (Charlotte NC) and I want to use the Premium HD service I pay for with my HTPC. Which tuner card would you suggest to do this?
I was looking at these:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815116072&Tpk=Hauppauge%202650
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815706001
I prefer to get the $100 one if it does the same thing. (Assuming either or both of these will do what I am tryng to do.)

I have both devices. There are differences.
On the Ceton devices, PCIe and USB, the tuners are network shareable. The Hauppauge device can only be used on the installed PC.
Also, Ceton support is better pure and simple.

Both devices will work for the purpose you stated. Just be careful with the selection of your other components and you will most likely be happy with either device.
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