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Hello everyone,

So am looking for the best card i can install into my PC as you can see in my signature. Now i want a card that will give me the best performance, Channel selection, recording and playback available (NSTC/ATSC/QAM ). Am willing to spend no more than 230 dollars for the card. Also is there any way to install windows media center or is that an OS on its own. If this is the case would the card come with software similar. I want this card to be really good since i had an htpc a while back but don't know whats good any more with the whole hdtv now a days. (by the way which is better a card or usb)

Thank you in advance +rep for the person who give me good info on a good card for my set up.
Edited by dan12288 - 6/14/08 at 1:40am
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post #3 of 11
Looking through newegg I found this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815315001 seems decent. HDTV tuners are pretty scarce on newegg. You might check it out and see if it would work for you.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815306005

i have this one, its gr8, i got it at best buy for $50 on sale
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post #5 of 11
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so i am having a hard time deciding between these tv tuners.. would greatly appriciate any suggestions on which one and why?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116029
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815129006
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116015 <---- leaning torwards this one...
Edited by dan12288 - 6/16/08 at 1:50pm
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any suggestions?
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post #7 of 11
The one you're leaning towards is looking the best. I too am looking for a TV tuner and i think you found one for me! I want one that i can use with Vista's Media center and this seems to be the ticket. This seems like the perfect card for you as well.
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post #8 of 11
Quote:
Originally Posted by dan12288 View Post
so i am having a hard time deciding between these tv tuners.. would greatly appriciate any suggestions on which one and why?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116029
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815129006
or
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16815116015 <---- leaning torwards this one...
Last 1 looks best of choices. Hauppauge is an excellent product, that my video nut friend recommends to evry1
post #9 of 11
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I agree mr s4ndm4n thank you for helping decide...
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post #10 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pig69 View Post
Last 1 looks best of choices. Hauppauge is an excellent product, that my video nut friend recommends to evry1
okay ill go with internal one ... thank you..
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