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TV Tuners

By acacia666avenue
Sep 6, 2007
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  1. I was wondering what I should look for when buying a tv tuner for a non hd monitor.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Are you talking about a standalone TV tuner box or something that connects to a computer?
  3. acacia666avenue

    acacia666avenue TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 88

    an internal pci or pci express tuner
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,658   +82

    The best ones to get are on www.hauppauge.com site.. I use them since 2004 no major problems PQ has be on the high side.

    Now if you need pvr Windows software to have fun..

    www.gbpvr.com (freeware)
    www.sagetv.com (commerical ware you have to buy it)
  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Something you should always look for in a tuner card is hardware video compression.
    ATSC/HDTV support is something to consider if you want the thing to be future-proof.
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