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If I lived in europe this would probably be real easy to find :/

I need a TV tuner capable of all TV formats - NTSC, PAL, and SECAM. Of course it must also be HDTV capable, and be able to replace a decoder box as a cable/satellite tuner.

So yeah, which tuner should I get?
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Even some sort of hint would be nice
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Why do you need all three? That doesn't make sense.

If it's because you watch PAL & SECAM through a satellite STB, then you just need to get something that supports 720x576... so basically, an ATSC/NTSC 1440x1080 tuner.

The tuner doesn't care which format it is if it comes through composite or something. It only matters if it actually does the tuning, else it's just a digitizer.
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Why do you need all three? That doesn't make sense.

If it's because you watch PAL & SECAM through a satellite STB, then you just need to get something that supports 720x576... so basically, an ATSC/NTSC 1440x1080 tuner.

The tuner doesn't care which format it is if it comes through composite or something. It only matters if it actually does the tuning, else it's just a digitizer.
Nah, its because I'm gonna eventually be taking it to the middle east, and over there they use both PAL and SECAM for TV, while I have my PS2 and other stuff that use NTSC. I'd be using my monitor for a screen so hooking those up directly to a TV is not an option :/

PAL/NTSC would be ok too I guess, I can live without SECAM - its only like 3 channels. But I still have no idea where to look.
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You'll be going to the middle east? Mind if I ask why?
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You'll be going to the middle east? Mind if I ask why?
I'm originally from Lebanon. I go there once or twice a year to visit family/friends.
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