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what to look for in a TV tuner card?

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im interested in buying a tv tuner card, because i wont' have a tv soon, but i'll have cable programming.

i want to be able to watch tv on my computer monitor while im working on it (dual monitor setup, i have), and be able to record some episodes im going to miss while im out, also be able to transfer some vhs tapes onto dvd ( so i guess some other rca input or svideo input), plus i see alot of cards don't come with a coxial input? i dont' know why, but im looking for one with a coxial input.

if the card doesn't come with software, any recommendations on good and or free ones?

i don't really know what to look for in the card, except that i want the picture quality to be good so i guess higher resolution the better.

looking for something $50 dollars or less, if there is a jump in quality for 0-$15 bucks more i will consider it.

so far i looked at the ati tv wonder usb 2.0 , but i saw people had a lot of complaints about it, i only looked at it because it was usb and i can move it around from my desktop to my laptop, but the Tuner card DOESN'T have to be USB, PCI will be fine.
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Well theres this one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116625

And This one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116620


It has pretty standard TV Quality but it cost more than 50$

Or if you want one not to expensive then here's one:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814122221
 
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i like the one in the second link, but it doesn't have a remote,

the first link has a remote, but whats the difference between #1 and #2, is it only bundled with a remote?

the 2nd link seems to have better reviews
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