TV Tuner Cards

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Bman, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    What is the best (opinion I know, but best)

    TV Tuner card for Cable

    TV Tuner card for Satellite?
     
  2. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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    Do you want internal? If you dont care I just got a Hauppauge usb HDTV tuner and man is it wonderfull I now get and record HDTV and the picture and recordings are beautiful. I was going to get a All in Wonder HD from Ati but I dont need it. If I had the space to host one of my recordings I would post it so you can download it. I may make a small recording so you can see the results.
     
  3. Bman

    Bman OSNN Veteran Original

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    I don't care if it's internal or external, just the best quality and features.
     
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Hauppauge == best quality AND features typically.
     
  5. Bman

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    So I have heard. I was expecting more of a certain one, a version that everyone says is #1 or a version that everyone has heard of. Which do you recommend?
     
  6. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    depends on many things, what you want from it, what format (pci usb) and budget
     
  7. Bman

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    1. I need it to be the higest possible HD quality in Sound & Video
    2. It being a USB would be nice, but not needed.
    3. Able to record HDTV as well as watch.
    4. If possible, watch Cable and Satellite TV at the same time.

    Price, well under $150 would be nice, but I can go higher then that.

    This tuner seems to have a lot of connections and features, but is quite cheap...

    http://registration.hauppauge.com/webstore/hardware2.asp?product=hvr1800 Is this good or bad?
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2008
  8. drz01

    drz01 Weekend DJ

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  9. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    My two cents, I'd go with one internal cards with hard dvr as opposed to soft dvr (hardware on card for encoding).
     
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    I need one too. Can you get cable for them?
     
  12. Bman

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    Yes they work with any type of connection.