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Hey Guys,


Here's the deal, I am getting myself a new LCD HDTV in about a month. I am also moving and will be getting Directv with their HDTV receiver. I will be using my second machine as a PVR (I'm considering making it a feisty fawn myth box). So I'm looking for info on what kind of tuner card I will need. Like I said I will have a hdtv and the hd receiver from directv. Do I need an HD Tuner card? What tuner cards do you guys recommend?


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I went through something like that a while back wanting to learn about the "PVR"
There is a some great info at our pvr.net site
    
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whats the site duke? I tried looking for it but I might be retarded... if you can post a link that'd be great.
    
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What kind of outputs does the HD box have? That is the tuner, so you will not need a tuner card in your PC. However, you will need some way to get the TV signal from the box into your PC. However, this can get a bit pricey. A lot of GPU's have Video in, but not in HD format. If the box is HDMI, you could get this, but that is very very expensive.

Unfortunately, all the HD tuner cards today can only deal with over-the-air antenna signals. ATI has a tuner coming out with CableCard features, but not for a while.

I'll dig up a link for you and get back.....

Edit: Here it is. USB, though, and only for Vista....
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awesome!

yeah definitely new to this shat... I'll talk to you on aim when i get home from work bdattilo. If you're online.
    
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