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I am looking to build a PC with the who purpose of it recording TV (DVR). I am not exactly sure what I will need in the graphics card department to be able to receive a HD TV signal, record it to the computer, and then be able to play in back to the TV.

This is the potential build:

E6300 $180
Intel DG965 WH $130
2 GB DDR2-667 Corsair $200
1- WD 80GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA3.0 $43 (For OS)
2- WD 500GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA3.0 (For media / RAID0) $160 Each
Slot DVD Burner $77
PC Power and Cooling S31ATX $49
Lian Li PC-V880B $150



My question is, what do I need in terms of a video card and a sound card (This will be for a HDTV). Also, are the other configured devices sufficient? Are they overkill?
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post #2 of 9
well, i've heard the 7600 being used because its a powerful card without being a foot warmer... for reg big screens via S-video.

If you want to have a TV tuner in it, you'll have to go with a ATI all-in-Wonder as nVidia does not offer a TV-tuner card+vid card in one.

Also, i would defiantly go with an X-Fi sound card for a home theater.

for the Hdtv signal, i know that the 8800s have a HDMI port, besides that i dunno of any other computer card that can decrypt/support anHD signal.
    
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This card has HMDI, I'm getting it for my build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131029
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Originally Posted by FlaKing View Post
This card has HMDI, I'm getting it for my build.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814131029
Unfortunately that card does not have VIVO (Video In / Video Out), which is necessary for recording and watching TV at the same time.

This 7600GT with HDTV out and VIVO looks to be the right choice.
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post #5 of 9
Judging from the rest of your components, money isn't too much of an object, so I'd say try an 8800GTS or GTX.

As for needing VIVO, it all depends on your setup. What I would do is use JUST the tuners for inputting video as I don't think VIVO will use the video in unless there is a tuner onboard the card.
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Check out our related forum at

http://www.pvrs.net/


I would go with a HDCP video card (with HDMI output if you'd like) and rather than worry about VIVO just get a Hauppage tuner (either standard or HD) to function as a PVR.
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Try looking at a tv recording card that has hdtv inputs as well as the cable coaxal. They also have less expensive outputs that are svideo that you can upconvert to hdtv. Also some of these tv recording cards are independant from the rest of your computer. These cirtain cards have their own processor and memory unit and only need to be connected to a hard drive. (i suggest connecting one of these card to their own hard drive because of the speeds used to record hi def input. Usually 1 gig an hour at regular tv and 3.5-5 gigs an hour on high def input because of the buffer and the recorded info.) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116631 That one has a svid output that you can upcovert to hdtv. Also if you have wmc its plug and play. As for a video card, get anything that either has hdtv support and outputs.
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Found out that you can't currently record HDTV. However, in December MS and Samsung are releasing the capability to do so.
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