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November 18, 2012 12:15:00 PM

I am thinking of purchasing a TV Tuner Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
and what to know if I need a discrete sound and video card. I presently have a I5 2400 CPU on a Gigabyte H67MA-USB3 B3 Mobo using integrated graphics and sound. The cost of the card is not bad, but if I need to purchase separate cards then a TV would be more efficient.

Thank you for your help

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a b x TV
November 18, 2012 1:48:05 PM

I always have to ask, what is your video source:

1) Over-The-Air (OTA) free transmissions
2) Cable - No Set Top Box required
3) Cable - With Set top Box
4) Satellite

In theory, the HD2000 onboard chipset *should* be enough for HD playback. If you try it and it's not meeting your expectations, you don't need to go out and purchase a $200 graphics card. Any HD6450 or GT620 should be able to handle HD TV over a TV Tuner card (Do you have 4GB of RAM installed?).

-Wolf sends

P.S. That's a great card you've selected. I'm just not sure you need it.

November 18, 2012 3:02:05 PM

Wolfshadw said:
I always have to ask, what is your video source:

1) Over-The-Air (OTA) free transmissions
2) Cable - No Set Top Box required
3) Cable - With Set top Box
4) Satellite

In theory, the HD2000 onboard chipset *should* be enough for HD playback. If you try it and it's not meeting your expectations, you don't need to go out and purchase a $200 graphics card. Any HD6450 or GT620 should be able to handle HD TV over a TV Tuner card (Do you have 4GB of RAM installed?).

-Wolf sends

P.S. That's a great card you've selected. I'm just not sure you need it.


I have standard cable with no box where I will be using the card. 8GB of RAM.
Card system requirements state I need sound and graphics but I just want to watch basic TV through computer on 1 of my monitors (both 24 in Samsungs) and not a stand alone set.
I am running into power issues until I run a new dedicated power line for my system.
I will give the card a try and if it works then fine, if not will return to Newegg, only losing postage.

Thanks for your help
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a b x TV
November 18, 2012 3:19:19 PM

Hell, I did SD TV with media center(XP at the time) on a Geforce 4MX :)  you should be fine.

My only worry would be the running of 2 screens(lets say web and TV). I have not used Intel's HD 2000. I know something weak like a 4350 will NOT do both well at all(tv video skips when using the web). The HD 3000 actually impresses me for an onboard video card(muti-tasks rather well).

I think it is a good choice to go with a hardware based card(your TV card) like you are they just give better quality then all the software based stuff I have seen.
November 26, 2012 5:43:18 PM

nukemaster said:
Hell, I did SD TV with media center(XP at the time) on a Geforce 4MX :)  you should be fine.

My only worry would be the running of 2 screens(lets say web and TV). I have not used Intel's HD 2000. I know something weak like a 4350 will NOT do both well at all(tv video skips when using the web). The HD 3000 actually impresses me for an onboard video card(muti-tasks rather well).

I think it is a good choice to go with a hardware based card(your TV card) like you are they just give better quality then all the software based stuff I have seen.



Thanks for your help.
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