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Windows 7: Which Tv tuner card for my HTPC that will do HD?

17 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 
Which Tv tuner card for my HTPC that will do HD?

A Tv tuner card is literally the last thing to finish off my HTPC and I need a little help picking one out.

I'm not sure what to look for, specs, ports etc. The only thing I want tonmake sure it does is be compatible with HD channels.

Beyond that I'm not sure what to look for.

I'd like to stay under $75 if I can, but can spend more if needed.

I do not need one with a remote as I have an Origen Media remote for my Origen case & display.

Suggestions?

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17 Dec 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

I am very happy with my Hauppauge tuners.
Hauppauge Computer Works : WinTV-HVR External products

Their tuners are great. Their software is clunky. Go with SageTV or equivalent and you will have it all.
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17 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I have two Hauppauge HVR-2250's. They work with Windows 7 MCE, Sage TV and Beyond TV. The 2250 has dual analog tuners and dual digital tuners. You can only use two tuners at a time, though.

2 analog or
2 digital or
1 analog, 1 digital.

I too, recommend Hauppauge.
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