If it works is the key...
I purchased one about two years ago. As a stand alone tuner, the software was horrible and the picture even from cable was like trying to tune with a coathanger. And I spent more time rebooting from crashes than I ever did watching TV. It didn't compare with my (at the time)All in Wonder 32mb AGP card (which still
works in an old xp machine I have). I had searched the web over for alternative software for the Philips 713x tuner, but there was nothing decent to be had.
Secondly, It's NTSC = analog, so after next friday it will only work with satellite or cable.
Third, it's audio is mono
But above all of that, I doubt there will ever
be windows 7 drivers
for such a piece.
I am using a Pinnacle PCI tuner from Comp which was about $80. It worked so well for me when I was on Cable, both as a standalone and in the 7Beta that I picked up another one for $40 when circuit city went under. I am on an indoor antenna now and pulling 37 digital channels (sub channels included), recordings are clear... good tuner.
I recommend springing the few extra dollars on any
decent ATSC tuner that will truly be plug n play in seven and save the headaches...