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I recently bought a 28" LCD and I would like to use it as a tv as well. I need to purchase a Tuner card but I am not sure which one to get. I need one that is computable with Media Center. Any suggestions. Buying from Newegg, BestBuy, or Circuitcity.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815100014

I got that and LOVE IT. Works flawlessly and seamlessly with Media center in vista.

The remote is great and the included antenna picked up many local HD stations. It's my best addon to my computer.

The quality is just outstanding!
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Some questions first ok?

Are you going to be hooking up regular analog cable to it?

Does your cable service have digital clear qam unencrypted channels? Most do and just don't tell you.

Do you want to do any recording or just watching?

There are a few options we can talk about based on these answers.
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Are you looking for TV Tuner cards that have HDMI on them (not sure if these are out yet), FM Radio, TV Remote, Internal, External?
Here are a couple that I would recommend:
Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 MCE FM 1042 PCI Interface <- That is currently on sale
Pinnacle PCTV HD Card NTSC/ATSC/ClearQAM/FM TV Tuner PCI w/ Mini Remote
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I bought a tv tuner for like 35 bucks with the leftover money from a store credit, the other money was spent on an 8800gt. My tuner is coming in next week, it's that msi tv@nywhere tuner card, and I don't think it supports up to 1080i, but it will do the trick. I just want to watch the local channels. I've got HD downstairs.
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Originally Posted by jph1589 View Post
Some questions first ok?

Are you going to be hooking up regular analog cable to it?

Does your cable service have digital clear qam unencrypted channels? Most do and just don't tell you.

Do you want to do any recording or just watching?

There are a few options we can talk about based on these answers.
Going to hookup analog cable.

I use comcast and have digital. There are HD channels that are not encrypted which can be used on my other 32" tv.

I want to record.
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Hauppauge HVR-1800. Unlike most TV tuners, it has a digital tuner as well as an analog one. After Feb 19th '09, all over the air TV will be digital, and analog tuners will need an adapter.

http://www.newegg.com/product/produc...82E16815116015
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Going to hookup analog cable.

I use comcast and have digital. There are HD channels that are not encrypted which can be used on my other 32" tv.

I want to record.
Then what you want is an HDHomerun. It has 2 Qam tuners that will do digital clear qam or OTA. It connects to your router and can be accessed from any computer in your house.

It is also the ONLY Clear Qam digital tuner that can run under Vista Media Center. Others claim they work, but their analog channels are the only thing that work under vista. It will not tune ordinary analog channels but once you see the digital and HD channels, you wont want to use analog ever again.


Here is a link. My neighbor has one and I've used it and am ordering my own soon.

http://www.silicondust.com/

I will let you google it and find links to where to buy it. You can get it a lot of places. PcAlchemy and newegg among others.
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I may have misunderstood the question. I have comcast cable. I am using digital
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What's the best pci or pci-e x1 tv tuner that newegg sells?
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