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Windows 7: 1080p PCI TV tuner?


29 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 
1080p PCI TV tuner?

Hey guys,

So, I'm looking into adding a tv tuner to my pc so that I can "dvr" the tv shows that I like to watch. I don't have cable, so I would only be using this to watch / record "over the air" programming (the basic networks: nbc, abc, cbs, fox).

But I wanted to get some basics clarified here at sevenforums.
  1. Are there any cards that support 1080p broadcasts?
  2. Will I be able to record broadcasts in 1080p (or whatever the max res is for live tv)?
  3. What are the recommended cards?
  4. Is there anything (particular specs) I need to be keeping in mind while shopping?
Thanks a bunch,
Eamon

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29 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

If it is a high def tunner then it should be 1080 plus the hdtv or screen must support that resolution
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29 Nov 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Ultimate 64-Bit, Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx, Windows XP
 
 

well, sure. I'm using a 1080p tv as my monitor (running through an ATI radeon card and an HDMI cable).
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29 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Ok then you should be solid quality wise

Now for the Tuner in question that is up to you but there should be some great hd tunners and since you run with ati why not get the diamond pci tv tunner

Also have you looked into streaming sites alot of them do 1080p and you could capture just like live television feed just a few options to look into

GoodLuck!
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29 Nov 2010   #5

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

I believe 1080i is the highest quality for OTA digital HD broadcasts and there are a lot of great tuners out there. Just go to NewEgg and check out all of the ratings on the various tuners that fit your needs.
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29 Nov 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eduede View Post
Hey guys,

So, I'm looking into adding a tv tuner to my pc so that I can "dvr" the tv shows that I like to watch. I don't have cable, so I would only be using this to watch / record "over the air" programming (the basic networks: nbc, abc, cbs, fox).



But I wanted to get some basics clarified here at sevenforums.
  1. Are there any cards that support 1080p broadcasts?
  2. Will I be able to record broadcasts in 1080p (or whatever the max res is for live tv)?
  3. What are the recommended cards?
  4. Is there anything (particular specs) I need to be keeping in mind while shopping?
Thanks a bunch,
Eamon
This place looks like it has a bunch of good info to help you out.

HDTV PC Tuner Guide
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