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PC TV card better internal or external USB?

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Hello

excuse my english

Hardly does the TV card which is better, an internal or an external USB? And who benefits from the outside if it has?

And if in the end I choose the internal I should put on a PCIe x16 slot (the most outside of the board) to do that I have to set something in the bios?



Motherboard http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/Fatal...3/index.es.asp

TV cards I'm thinking

http://www.avermedia.eu/avertv/SP/Pr...il.aspx?Id=439

http://www.avermedia.eu/avertv/SP/Pr...il.aspx?Id=442

http://hauppauge.co.uk/spain/site/pr...a_hvr4400.html



thanks
post #2 of 3
If possible I would go with an internal tuner. You only need a PCIe x1 slot. No point in putting it in a x16 slot
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Whether a TV tuner card is good or bad does not depend on the interface (USB/PCI-e ect.). There are good and bad ones in both categories. Read some reviews and read the specs to make sure the card has the features you wan't. Generally avoid the really heap once (€10-20) as thous tend to suck.

From the cards I myself have used I quite liked the once made by anysee. Noting special about them but they did seam to work better then many other (especially as on the software front).
    
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