Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

tv card ideas for a htpc

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
September 9, 2006 3:52:31 AM

hey all,
Im starting on my first pvr
specs are
p3 933/256/133/1.7v
512 pc133
voodoo 3dfx 3000 w/ s-vid out
hp vectra vl400 mb intel 810 w/3 pci and 1 2x agp
280 w power in old pack bell tower
I have 2 40 gig hd's

My question is what are the top 3 cards i should look at for no more than $75.00 (us)
:roll:

More about : card ideas htpc

September 12, 2006 6:02:40 PM

A good starter card would be a Hauppage PVR-150. It comes with a remote and a blaster, has hardware encoding, is compatible with most DVR software, but it will probably run a bit over your 75, more like 100.

Having a remote means you can operate it like a hardware dvr, and having a blaster means you can use it to operate a cable or satellite box via IR codes.

I'm guessing that the lower priced cards don't include all those features, so after you purchase them separetely, you would be better off with the 150.

It's also available in USB form, but I don't have any experience using it.
September 12, 2006 7:52:48 PM

thanks all :) 
!