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Old 04-24-2010, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can someone recommend a USB style TV tuner product for my computer

I am looking for a TV tuner product that I can buy for my computer. I would prefer something external -- USB based.

I want something that can do the following:

- high definition capture and recording
- receive OTA, clear QAM, ATSC
- electronic programming guide

I purchased this product(Diamond TV wonder 750) but I have had a terrible time with it. The driver was extremely difficult to install and then I had an assortment of other problems with it. Diamond TVW750USB ATI Theater HD 750 USB TV Tuner: Electronics

Anyway, does anyone here have a TV tuner product that works well with Windows XP?



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Old 04-25-2010, 01:06 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Can someone recommend a USB style TV tuner product for my computer

If it's anything to do with TV Tuners, I usually suggest Hauppauge, only because they're the only company I have experience with in that market. However, when it comes to t.v. tuners, I usually tend to only suggest the internal cards, as I have heard "horror" stories about USB sticks. Since you want USB, I would suggest : - Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-950Q TV Tuner Stick/Hybrid Video Recorder with Remote Control 1191 USB 2.0 Interface

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Default Re: Can someone recommend a USB style TV tuner product for my computer

Couldn't have put it better myself! I've always used Hauppage TV cards and never had any problems with them so I can thoroughly recommend them.

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