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Vista Ultimate 64bit TV Tuner Card

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September 22, 2008 10:51:04 PM

Looking for a TV Tuner card that will work flawlessly on Vista Ultimate 64bit w/ 8gb RAM.

Any suggestions?

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September 23, 2008 2:04:08 AM

I love being a PC, but flawless and windows just don't seem to belong in the same sentence. However the hauppuage 1600 (pci) and 1800 (pci-e) are pretty good.
September 23, 2008 2:14:24 AM

I have a hauppuage 1800 and haven't had any problems so far.
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September 23, 2008 2:19:00 AM

Hey.. I use ATI theater pro 650..... I have it running in a core 2 duo E7200 oc'd to 3.7 8GB DDR2 and 8800GT512MB it's flawless and supports both analog and digital signals
September 23, 2008 12:13:18 PM

Hard Line said:
Hey.. I use ATI theater pro 650..... I have it running in a core 2 duo E7200 oc'd to 3.7 8GB DDR2 and 8800GT512MB it's flawless and supports both analog and digital signals


What operating system? Just to verify. :) 
September 23, 2008 11:04:49 PM

Hard Line said:
Hey.. I use ATI theater pro 650..... I have it running in a core 2 duo E7200 oc'd to 3.7 8GB DDR2 and 8800GT512MB it's flawless and supports both analog and digital signals



I don't trust ATI after being burned by **** drivers one too many times. I never recommend ATI tuners to anyone.
September 23, 2008 11:08:41 PM

dozer63 said:
I have a hauppuage 1800 and haven't had any problems so far.



You are running this under 64 bit Vista? I ask because I have been trying to find a good solid TV Tuner card that actually does support Vista 64bit.
September 23, 2008 11:09:00 PM

I think I am going to go with the Hauppuage 1800, there was some issues that turned in my research of the card though.

1. Does it or does it not work with Vista x64 and 4gb+ RAM?
2. How are the drivers? Stability.. etc..
October 5, 2008 4:29:44 PM

I have the Hauppauge 1600, and it works like a charm. The drivers now support 64-bit with 4GB or more of RAM (I have 6GB), and it works wonderfully with Media Center. Just make sure you get a remote from Microsoft, as the one that comes with it doesn't work 100% of the time (at least for me).
October 5, 2008 9:27:12 PM

I have the Hauppauge 1800 with Vista Ultimate 64 and it works well, also got 8 gig of RAM. As for the remote, you'll definitely need a Microsoft one if you're receiving your signal through a cable box. There is no work around this sadly. If your cable is directly plugged into you're computer than it's not necessary. Depending on your set up, a remote might not even be needed. I don't use one since I am recording and watching on my computer monitor.
October 7, 2008 7:05:49 PM

I also use the Hauppauge 1600 with 64-bit Vista Ultimate and 4GB of RAM. My setup works like a charm including Media Center and the included remote. I didn't even get the MCE edition. My HD content is OTA which may make a difference.
October 7, 2008 8:46:29 PM

kavok said:

1. Does it or does it not work with Vista x64 and 4gb+ RAM?


It will work, but you do need the updated beta drivers if you're using Media Center as outline on their Vista page;
http://www.hauppauge.com/site/support/vista.html

If you use 3rd party software like Myth TV you tend to be better off for both companies.

I'm just about to add a Hauppauge 1500 to the ATI650 I already have. I MO it's more about personal preference than other things, and to me form factor is more important since both companies do a real good job.

And as for random noman's post, both ATi and Hauppauge have their issues, and both struggled with Vista early on (more of a vista issue than ATi of Hauppauge's), however they are both much better than the other options out there and have improved alot over the past year.