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Old 10-15-2006, 01:41 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question TV tuner cards, decisions

Well I have been looking on newegg at all their TV tuner cards. Now I have heard that the PVR-150 is a good card. But I am running XP pro and dont know which cards come with the best utility to download guides and records video with. I know that media center has its own program to do so with. But I just need some input on what will work the best.

By the way I dont know if this makes a difference. But I have Dish Network sattelite tv.


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software really isn't a big issue, pretty much all tuner cards come with software adequate for what you want. i've had good experiences performance wise with the Leadtek WinFast series however i would be lying if i didn't tell you i went through a lot of problems with them as well. the problems were virtually all related to the Leadtek software rather than the cards with the three WinFast cards i have owned (2x DTV1000-Ts and a TV1000XP). for performance and price i also like Avermedia cards. i have owned an analogue Avermedia card it works quite nicely.

check out "Media Portal" it's a freeware alternative to MCE, best of all it doesn't require a re-installation of windows if you already have a windows installation. it is just a program. it has a very nice interface and comes with a few skins, one of which mimics MCE.
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