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List your TV Tuner Card

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November 28, 2007 5:59:29 AM

I need a TV Tuner Card, and the only thread is over a year old. So list your cards and tell me what to buy. Thanks


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November 28, 2007 6:56:09 AM

You can get good info from year-old threads, analog TV tuners haven't made a significant leap forward since 1997.
November 28, 2007 5:22:57 PM

iStoke said:
I need a TV Tuner Card, and the only thread is over a year old. So list your cards and tell me what to buy. Thanks


I have a Hauppauge PVR-150 and got it quite a while ago. It's a decent analog tuner card, does hardware MPEG-2 encoding and the whole bit. However, I'd only consider a digital-capable card such as one that has an ATSC tuner if I were buying today. Even if you don't currently get either OTA or cable HDTV, many if not all of the digital cards will also work with analog signals as well.
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November 28, 2007 6:00:57 PM

The absolute best resource that I found when researching tuner cards was From my own personal experience, I have the Hauppauge HVR-1600. I can't recommend this card, however, because the standard definition (analog) input looks horrible on my TV. The digital input looks really good though.
November 28, 2007 6:29:05 PM

I have a Leadtek 2000XP RM (analog) and I like it. It had some sound issues on some mobos but this can be fixed. I hear that Leadtek generally makes good TV tuner cards.
I also have a PixelView BX1500 PCI-E (hybrid) and I've had nothing but problems with that one, I really can't recommend it.
November 28, 2007 7:08:11 PM

FusionHDTV DVB-T Dual Digital 4... seems its for AUS and Europe but DVICO/Fusion make some good cards. Dual Digital PIP awesome quality.
November 28, 2007 7:15:05 PM

Does anyone have any experience with the AverTV Combo PCI-e card? From what I've read, it's highly recommended.

I wonder if it would improve my analog quality?

November 28, 2007 7:30:12 PM

I'm a cheapo... I ended up getting:

AVerMedia AVerTVHD MCE A180 PCI Digital TV Tuner Card

Had to d/l the software, didn't come with a CD. The software that I d/l'd also had the driver, so it was just a run/reboot, works.

I brought it mainly to use my old xbox. One bad thing is, it ghosts/blurs some on playing certain games. But playing a movie off it I didn't see ghosting. I use a 22" LCD monitor, which may have to do with it. Still playable though. :D 

I recently brought a HD antenna, and was kinda surprized how clear local HD channels were. Although, it would lock up when the signal wasn't strong enough. Basically the picture just freezes. I didn't have to reboot, just end the task, and restart.


HD local channels kinda remind me of satelite/dish on a really bad day. :lol: