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What does A TV Tuner Card Do?

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What are they? What can they do? Anyone?
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A TV tuner card is a computer component that allows television signals to be received by a computer
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It allows you to hook a coax/svideo/composite input into your comp. You can watch tv/use it as a tivo
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Allows you to watch, record, pause etc. TV on your computer through a cable input.
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how much is a good one?
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tv tuner card + large HDD = PC that can function as a DVR.
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how much is a good one?
Depends on what features your want... analogue vs digital... double tuners... $20 to $200.
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im gonna buy one : )
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I'd recommend getting a good 3rd party program like BeyondTV, because the software that comes bundled with tuner cards is generally horrible.
    
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I'd say if your running vista premium or media center go with a 550 for regular or a 650 for digital. I myself have the 550 with media center and its works flawlessly. I just bring up media center go to the guide and choose what I want to record and I can stream it to my 360.

550 PCI
$67.99

650 PCI $64.99 (great price used to be around 109)

I would definately go digital in this circumstance. By having an ATSC tuner bult in your futureproof and you can pick up over the air HD signals.
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