I just ordered some parts for a HTPC last night, and ended up ordering the Hauppauge 1800
. I got it based off of reviews and recommendations from people on this site. Hauppauge makes a solid product anyways, and because you're going to be using it for HD, you need a hybrid tuner. But like I said, I have no experience with it yet, but I just thought I'd pass along the recommendation that was made to me.
Just to make sure, you know that you probably won't be able to pick up all the HD channels that a cable box would, right? Only the unencoded QAM channels, aka the local channels (FOX, NBC, etc). No guarantee of those even. But almost definitely not TNT, USA, TBS, etc. If you know what I'm talking about, disregard. If not, there's plenty of posts in this forum talking about it (some started by me lol)Edited by seven9st surfer - 10/14/08 at 7:43am