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Building Media Center PC & Harmony 880 Compatibility

By sehana
Apr 29, 2008
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  1. I'm going to build a Media Center PC and I bought the Logitech Harmony 880 Universal Remote [ http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/remotes/universal_remotes/devices/372&cl=us,en ].

    What is the best HDTV TV Tuner card to use?

    I was told that I need to get a TV tuner card that comes with a remote and IR (infrared) receiver so that the Harmony 880 is able to control the functions for the Media Center PC.

    Could someone please suggest a good HDTV tuner card that you've used or know of.

    Thank You

    Forgot to add that I'm building it with Vista 64Bit Home Premium because I was told that I can also use vista instead of XP Media Center.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,845   +165

    Stay away from Vista 64 bit. Go with Vista 32 bit. Your intended use of this system doesn't require a 64 bit OS, and 32 bit will eliminate the headaches of finding 64 bit drivers. As for a HDTV card, don't be afraid to spend money. You know what you need, so go with it
  3. sehana

    sehana TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 33

    cool thanks for the advice :)
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