Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister
That is what a tuner card is for...local stations, not cable. Whether you need a tuner card or not depends on whether you feel that you may find something worth watching on one of those stations at time. Remember, that with the proper card (plus antenna) you can record programs (movies) and store them on the computer. Once you pay for the hardware, everything else is free.
It is for cable as well, for the unencrypted channels.
If you aren't going to game on this machine, don't use the 8800GTS card, since all you will be doing is making the box hotter and louder.