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Best TV Tuner Card for win 7

I'm looking for a tv tuner card thats kind of in the mid range price. i'm running win 7 ultimate with 3 gig of ram and a 2.8 AMD Athlon processor but i have a 32 bit operating system which i'm planing on changing to 64 bit. I'd like some info on this before i change over. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Jim
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  1. What is your video source (cable, satellite, OTA digital broadcast)? If cable or satellite, does your subscription require a set top box?

    -Wolf sends
  2. Please forgive for not getting back before now, i have been very busy building custom furniture for a new house a customer is building. Any, the video source is cable and it is digitial of course. All help on this is greatly appreciated. Thank for having patience with me on this and have a great evening.

    Jim
  3. :sigh:

    If your cable solution requires a set top box, then I'd probably recommend a a cablecard solution:

    Ceton InfiniTV4 TV Tuner - $294
    SiliconDust HD HomeRun Prime - $200
    Hauppauge WinTV-DVR-2650 - $125

    Equipped with a cable card from your cable provider, either of these devices will do what you want in lieu of a set top box TV tuner.

    If you're subscription does not require a set top box, then any TV tuner with a ClearQAM tuner will suffice; such as this AVerMedia AVerTV Bravo or Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1250 should work.

    -Wolf sends
  4. Thanks for the reply, when i'm ready i'll go with one of these. Thanks for the info and have a great day.

    Jim
  5. theartist09 said:
    I'm looking for a tv tuner card thats kind of in the mid range price. i'm running win 7 ultimate with 3 gig of ram and a 2.8 AMD Athlon processor but i have a 32 bit operating system which i'm planing on changing to 64 bit. I'd like some info on this before i change over. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Jim



    hauppage 2250 is the most reliable hardware and software. It works well w/ windows vista, w7. Its own tv software works well too. It varies from $97 to $127 when on sale. The recording limit is your PC's hard drive space. An hour of HD TV show is ~ 4.5 to5 Gbyte. A Superbowl 4 hour show end up ~ 28Gbyte. I place a 2 TB drive so i don't worry about it then delete the once that i don't need.
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