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Which Tuner?

By ingeborgdot
Jan 13, 2007
  1. Model
    Brand VisionTek
    Model VTK-THMCE550P
    Specifications
    Video Decoder ATI Theater 550 Pro ASIC
    TV Tuner Yes
    FM Tuner Yes
    Remote Control Yes
    Interface PCI
    Video Format Hardware MPEG2 Encoding
    Operating Systems Supported Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or XP Media Center Edition
    System Requirements Intel Pentium 4 or Celeron, AMD Athlon or Sempron (or compatible).
    Super VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
    Microsoft Windows XP SP2 or XP Media Center Edition
    DirectX 9 Video Card
    CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    128 MB of system memory; 256 MB or more is recommended for best performance
    90MB available hard disk space
    One available PCI slot
    Cable TV signal or amplified antenna
    Sound card and speakers
    Features
    Features 125 Channel TV tuner with stereo audio
    5-line 2D comb filter
    Uses ATI's Theater 550 Pro ASIC
    - 3D Comb Filter
    - Hardware Noise Reduction Algorithm
    - Hardware MPEG-2 720x480 compression
    16MB DDR memory
    External audio-video inputs
    PCI bus interface
    IR Remote Control
    IR receiver
    IR Blaster
    Packaging
    Package Contents VTK-THMCE550P
    Driver Disk
    User Manual
    FM Cable
    Battery
    Remote Sensor
    Remote Control
    Video Cable
    Audio Cable
    Input Adapter



    or
    Brand Hauppauge
    Model 1062
    Specifications
    TV Tuner Yes
    FM Tuner No
    Remote Control Yes
    Interface PCI
    Operating Systems Supported Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 or later, or Windows XP with Service Pack 2
    System Requirements System requirements: Pentium III processor 1.2GHz or faster (or equivalent), 128MB RAM and 10GB disk drive minimum recommended
    Sound card
    Available PCI slot
    Features
    Features Plug and play TV tuner support for Windows XP Media Center Edition.
    Live TV from the built-in 125 channel cable ready TV tuner, plus composite/S-Video and audio inputs to connect to a cable TV set top box or satellite receiver
    Built-in hardware MPEG-2 encoder. Record TV or videos to disk using from 1-2 Gigabytes of disk space per hour of recorded video. While recording, the WinTV-PVRs' hardware MPEG encoder does all the work, so your PC continues to run at full speed.
    Includes a Microsoft certified Media Center remote control all Media Center functions, plus includes an IR transmitter to control the channels on a cable TV set top box or satellite receivers
    Pause live TV with instant replay, fast forward and rewind.
    dbx-TV stereo audio decoder, for great TV sound
    Packaging
    Package Contents 1062
    Driver Disk
    Remote Sensor
    Remote Control
    Battery
    USB Cable
     
  2. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    The VisionTek one looks like it has a few more features, but I've never had any experience witht them, so I'm not sure about quality...
     
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