List of tested TV Tuner Cards

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  1. Posts : 551
    XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
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       #41

    snit3 said:
    I was able to get Win 7, 64 bit Media Center to work with the AverMedia "Combo" tuner. (white box version-OEM) The card uses a PCI-e slot. I'm using it with an analog input signal.

    I use the TV card for purposes of editing content, so I was disappointed to discover Media Center only produced wtv files, which are not very useful outside the MC environment. (I'll try the included editing suite later) I already had Corel VideoStudio for video editing, but it doesn't recognize the AverMedia card. Finally found CyberLink PowerDirector which DOES recognize the Avermedia card AND can produce avi, mpeg, etc files.

    So, finally, I'm back to where I was with XP! (thankfully)
    Hi snit3,
    I'm unfamiliar with that oem combo card model, so unfortunately I can't add info on it to this list... Can you provide a link to it?
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  2. Posts : 551
    XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
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       #42

    zay said:
    This might seem like a dumb question, but does the tuner affect the quality of the picture like how the graphic card does? I ask because I have full HD 1080p monitors with a radeon HD4670 graphics card, and my picture is still sub standard; the shows are dark. I have changed resolution up down left right and center, no joy.
    Hi zay, no such thing as a dumb question mate :)
    The tv tuner card does affect picture quality, but not in the way a graphics card does.
    Use HDMI>DVI, then open Windows Media Centre, go to Tasks - Settings - TV and setup your tv or monitor.
    There are other factors that could be affecting your picture quality. post back if it's still sub standard :)
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  3. zay
    Posts : 507
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #43

    Thanks Orpheous, I have been around the world and back with that. I went thru the settings, I select flat panel, then I select dvi for connection type. I even tried changing the resolution still no luck,and I hate that I get that black border around the edges. If I do full screen, then it is only on the sides. I know mc is only 16x9, and 22 inch is 16x10, but there is no setting in the list of resolutions for 16 x9 (unless I missed it). I keep asking myself, what would happen when I actually connect it to flat screen tv that is let's say 42". What tuner do you guys recommend? I wonder if I change my power supply to a more powerful one, if that might have some effect. I know as you start using more powerful graphic cards and stuff, you need a more powerful power supply. DVI requires more power than vga. My PS is about 450w.
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    W7 x64
       #44

    Orpheous said:
    list updated, thanks for your input guys

    jerm35 said:
    I'm using the Silicondust HDHomerun...No issues! Just need to allow it through the firewall.
    Looks like a really neat package there! something I might consider for our home network. I haven't added it to the list though as strictly speaking it's not a TV Tuner Card, but thank you for letting us know that it does work with W7 :)
    Could you update the Opening Post to include Ethernet Tuners? The more I hear about this particular piece of hardware the better and better it sounds, and since it's already listed in the thread it'd be nice if it were given some credit...
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    win 7 pro 64 bit
       #45

    zay said:
    This might seem like a dumb question, but does the tuner affect the quality of the picture like how the graphic card does? I ask because I have full HD 1080p monitors with a radeon HD4670 graphics card, and my picture is still sub standard; the shows are dark. I have changed resolution up down left right and center, no joy.
    Zay,

    There is some "ringing" on leading and trailing edges, but I'm not sure what's causing it yet. I'm using an analog (chan 3) signal from the RF output of a digital cable box, so things should improve when I change to base band inputs. It's not ideal, but it's OK for the moment.
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    win 7 pro 64 bit
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  7. zay
    Posts : 507
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #47

    You know guys, I am starting to think (yeah I might think too much :) ), If I am getting hd channels, and my tuner is not hd, then that might be why my shows appear dark on the screen even if my graphics card and monitor are hd ready. Is that a fair thought? I think I might get a hd tuner and see what happens. I have my eye on the Asus My Cinema EHD2-100. I know it is on the approved compatability list. Anyone of you guys used this card? What is your honest opinion and experience with this card, or any hd tuner card (dual)?
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  8. Posts : 551
    XP Pro/Vista Ultimate (64)/Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition(64)
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       #48

    jerm35 said:
    I'm using the Silicondust HDHomerun...No issues! Just need to allow it through the firewall.
    Due to poplar demand, Network TV Tuner section has now been added :)

    Qdos said:
    Could you update the Opening Post to include Ethernet Tuners? The more I hear about this particular piece of hardware the better and better it sounds, and since it's already listed in the thread it'd be nice if it were given some credit...
    Done mate, thanks for the request
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  9. Posts : 3,960
    W7 x64
       #49

    Orpheous said:
    Done mate, thanks for the request
    Muchos gratias...
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  10. zay
    Posts : 507
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       #50

    I looked at the silicone hdhomerun, Ilike the features, don't like the connectivity options. it needs to be connected to a router for internet access, be nice if it had wireless connectivity option. A nice unit all the same.
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