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I am building a media center to stream on a 47+ inch flatscreen. I would like to record movies as well.

1. I would like to know a good video card that isn't overkill that would have good resolution on a 47+ inch tv.

2. I need a good dual tuner because I have run two coaxial cables into it. A dual input. I have no experience with this, any suggestions?

3. What is a good remote for the computer/tv?

Preferably give me a whole build!! No budget really just decent parts but not overkill, this wont be for gaming biggrin.gif
Edited by drew2128 - 6/15/13 at 11:13am
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I run an HTPC on my 47' LG. I run an ATI 4870 GPU. I have an external dual tuner, Hauppauge WinTV-DCR-2650, that works with a cable card that is free from your cable provider. I have a Rosewill RRC-126 remote that works great with Windows Media Center and XBMC. As for software for getting metadata show/movie info I suggest Media Center Master and MediaBrowser. I hope this helps.
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i second what majorhi said.any mce remote should be good also i love using an xbox 360 controller with xbmc. the haupage units are supposed to be the best. the latest xbmc has built in pvr for recording. but a real capture card is more flexible.
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