Best TV Tuner card - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > System Upgrades
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-19-2007, 07:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 233
Default Best TV Tuner card

I'm looking to buy a TV tuner card for my PC but I'm not finding a whole lot of information. Do you guys have any recommendations for a good card? I'm mainly going to be using it to watch live TV but i'd also like to be able to record TV while i'm away. Thanks!
__________________

__________________
My rig (getting old):

Rosewill black case with 400W PSU (420W Thermaltake on the way)
MSI Nforce4-ultra Neo4 platnium
evga Nvidia 6600gt pci-e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester
Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB (2x512) RAM
Western Digital 80 GB SATA HDD (200 GB IDE coming soon)
AOpen combo drive
17\" LCD LG Monitor
Cheap Keys, Dell Mouse, no speakers

Gig \'em and God bless
tigerfootball05 is offline  
Old 03-19-2007, 07:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Posts: 195
Default Re: Best TV Tuner card

Generally I'm very happy with Pinnacle's TV-tuners.
__________________

johnyB_24 is offline  
Old 03-19-2007, 07:52 PM   #3 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 224
Default Re: Best TV Tuner card

Are you looking for a USB TV TUner?

or one that you actually install inside the PC
GSM CEO is offline  
Old 03-20-2007, 03:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
True Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 233
Default Re: Best TV Tuner card

either one really. I was planning on getting a PCI card instead of USB because it seems like they would be better quality but i'm really open for anything.
__________________
My rig (getting old):

Rosewill black case with 400W PSU (420W Thermaltake on the way)
MSI Nforce4-ultra Neo4 platnium
evga Nvidia 6600gt pci-e
AMD Athlon 64 3200+ winchester
Corsair ValueSelect 1 GB (2x512) RAM
Western Digital 80 GB SATA HDD (200 GB IDE coming soon)
AOpen combo drive
17\" LCD LG Monitor
Cheap Keys, Dell Mouse, no speakers

Gig \'em and God bless
tigerfootball05 is offline  
Old 03-20-2007, 05:06 AM   #5 (permalink)
Patron
 
saltynay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: West Coast, Singapore
Posts: 5,149
Default Re: Best TV Tuner card

digital or analogue??? and do you have an aerial output nearby to your comp??? most usb tuner cards come in pci versions so doesn't really matter id go with the pci version so a dongle isn't randomly hanging out.

Matt
__________________
saltynay is offline  
Old 03-20-2007, 06:03 AM   #6 (permalink)
Lord Techie
 
Nitestick's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: смерти для спаме
Posts: 8,473
Default Re: Best TV Tuner card

i'd go with a PCI card because they are generally higher quality and have less issues. i personally have a Leadtek WinFast DTV-1000T which is a pretty decent tuner as long as you can get reception (the software that comes with it is pretty crap but the update on the site is a lot better). from what i hear though Hauppage are the best tuners. Dvico also have a good reputation.
__________________

Nitestick is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.