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Windows 7: Best TV Tuner Card for Windows 7?

21 Nov 2009   #61
gslane

winxp
 
 
tv tuners

I have a WinTV-HRV2250 dual tuner. I know I can select satellite set top box and watch one station - record another OR select antenna and do the same. Question, what do I do if I want to do both? I am runnig win7.


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22 Nov 2009   #62
AngelProcesser

 

The limitation of your TV Tuner is watch one station - record another station. That is a basic DVR.

I have seen here in multiple threads, and also in the links I added, that people are using multiple TV Tuners in one system.

I have not done so, am weary of the performance hit in a system with more than one TV tuner, so I am not sure I can help beyond the info I have presented.
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22 Nov 2009   #63
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gslane View Post
How can I watch 1 sat station, record 1 and record 1 over the air station? I have win7.
You need a TV tuner card with 2 tuners on it 1 to watch and the other to record. Forget the over the air part not happening at least not all at the same time with just 1 card.
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22 Nov 2009   #64
AngelProcesser

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gslane View Post
How can I watch 1 sat station, record 1 and record 1 over the air station? I have win7.
You need a TV tuner card with 2 tuners on it 1 to watch and the other to record. Forget the over the air part not happening at least not all at the same time with just 1 card.
He has a dual tuner as noted in the thread...he does want it to do more than it is designed to do.
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22 Nov 2009   #65
kingkhan786

Windows 7
 
 

what channels do you get with the tuners? (In the UK).
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26 Jun 2010   #66
Cyde

Win XP, Win 7 Ult. 64 bit
 
 

Hello,
This is my first post here.
I would like to build a computer just to use with Win 7 media center as basically a DVR. I would like to connect it to my 65" HDTV and be able to record movies and TV shows from my cable company. I was planning on building just a Micro ATX box with a Dual core CPU and 4 gigs of RAM and whatever TV tuner I need. My question is will this computer have enough resources to run Win 7 media center and do what I need it to do, or what would you recommend. I basically want to be able to record and store media while also watching other recorded shows at the same time.

Thanks!
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26 Jun 2010   #67
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cyde View Post
Hello,
This is my first post here.
I would like to build a computer just to use with Win 7 media center as basically a DVR. I would like to connect it to my 65" HDTV and be able to record movies and TV shows from my cable company. I was planning on building just a Micro ATX box with a Dual core CPU and 4 gigs of RAM and whatever TV tuner I need. My question is will this computer have enough resources to run Win 7 media center and do what I need it to do, or what would you recommend. I basically want to be able to record and store media while also watching other recorded shows at the same time.

Thanks!
Yes. It takes very little processor muscle to record TV and play it back. You might want to check out this nice HTPC build guide over at the AVS forum.
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26 Jun 2010   #68
sandman

Window's 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I will vote for the HVR2250 have this TV tuner in 3 systems both 32bit and 64 bit very nice picture and HD quality as well with Windows 7 Ultimate.
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01 Jul 2010   #69
Token

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sandman View Post
I will vote for the HVR2250 have this TV tuner in 3 systems both 32bit and 64 bit very nice picture and HD quality as well with Windows 7 Ultimate.
I have one of these cards and I agree that it's an excellent solution. It performs extremely well, and is very simple to set up with Media Center.

Have lots of HD space and plenty of free time...
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15 Jul 2010   #70
Murrick

Win7
 
 
What channels

I have the WinTV 1850 running on Win7. It runs fine through Media Center, however i'm only picking up 21 channels. I have full comcast channels and If I plug my outlet directly into a TV, it picks up tons of channels, all the digitals, all the music/HD channels, but this one only gives me the locals and a couple of unneccesary channels(QVC, Religion, iQ, etc). It looks great but I'm shocked I can only pick up so few channels. I've used both Analog and digital inputs on the card, currently on the ATSC. I can't pick up TBS, cartoon, comedy, sci fi. I even tried through the hauppage software and it only picks up a couple more channels. is there an update somewhere I need to do to get more channels? I was expecting it to work at least as well as a direct line in TV.
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