Interested in TV/HDTV Card for PC

Discussion in 'Tech' started by Torx, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    yea so im getting rid of my 51" tv to make room for a later on flat screen... but since i barely game anymore or watch tv, i mind as well just get a tv card and make use of this new monitor as my tv as well, IN the meantime.. just to save space and "minimize" my lifestyle.

    so im wondering... is a usb solution worth it? or should i opt for a tv card that can be used in my current pc and later on a microitx system???

    im looking for something in the mid range WITH a remote.
    my monitor has speakers (cheapy) but it should suffice for now.

    it would be a plus if it can do HD over the air or through cable line.
    i currently have hd channels through commiecast, but im thinking about canceling it and going with basic cable.

    EDIT: i heard good things about the cheapie kworld products but dunno if they come with remotes.
  2. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher just me

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    I was looking into this a couple of weeks ago.
  3. ivanolo

    ivanolo Guest

    http://www.silicondust.com/products/hdhomerun_atsc - Works with Windows MCE and GB-PVR. Haven't used it myself but I've heard really good things about it.

    If you want an internal card, get a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250. It has two analog and two digital tuners. That's what I have. You'll need an amplified antenna since the tuners are kind of weak. Other than that, really nice.
  4. El_Presidente_Pufferfish

    El_Presidente_Pufferfish I grew up here

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    I just ordered an HVR-2250 myself. I've heard good things.
  5. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    That looks like a nice card!
  6. fornik8her

    fornik8her Junior Member

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  7. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    I may get that same Hauppauge card depending on if I ever make up my mind on what I want to do. Of course I could never find a way to record directv in high def either.
  8. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    it wasn't 1/2 hour ago I was just contemplating this very thing.....then i checked the tech forum....................................................spoooky.
    thinking of making an HDHTPC.
  9. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    Did you get this card yet?
  10. ivwshane

    ivwshane We are all old school!

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    I just ordered the card for myself.

    Did you get yours yet?