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What media card to buy for media center pc


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i want to add a tv tuner card to my media center pc but dont know what to get. any suggestions? 1 i seen at comp usa was theater 550, it came with a remote for media center. also i have a fic motherboard with onboard video. would it be better to get a ati all in wonder video card instead of just a tv tuner card. my goal is to hook up to my sat. and tv to ust my pc like a pvr.
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A dedicated TV card would be better than a graphics card with TV capabilities. Happauge makes some good cards. I like the PVR-350 myself.

http://www.hauppauge.com/

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I would stick with Haupage if you can afford them you want to check any prosective cards compatibility with MCE, Vista and the Linux media centers.
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ok i found 1 what do you think of the visiontech theater 550?
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The only place i can find them is on Ebay and that tells me they are very off brand and probably have no support at all. Take your chances if you buy it but i want quality for my money and happauge gives you that.

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There are other brands apart from Haupage but TV cards are hard to get as they often come from a handful of sources but are continually rebranded again and agani so its hard to find out where they came from.

You want one that will have good driver support.
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http://www.compusa.c...3900&pfp=SEARCH

ok they sell them at comp usa here is a link i just want to know if this is what i am looking for its a xtecy card powered by ati.

like i said i want to use it as a pvr so i can record shows.
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