Please help me pick a TV tuner


I'm currently building an HTPC/Media Server and am having some trouble picking a Tuner. my question is, if I'm ok with keeping the small cable box (just the de-scrambler) from my cable provider, do I still need to get something like this:

Or would something like this suffice:

if there is an better alternative, please feel free to make suggestions. I prefer Amazon or Newegg

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  1. For Cetons this thread is a must for me and contains many valuable pieces of info, tips and work arounds

    Also do state what u intend to do - if u merely want to "capture" and record just the one channel at anytime off your STB via component/composite/S-Video you dun need a cablecard tuner (just tune the STB to the channel u wish to record though)
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