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What Hardware & soft do I need to record TV on Hard Drive ?


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georgetok

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I am ordering a Dual Monitor new PC.

My kids want to watch & Record TV on one screen and I would like to work with my PC using the second screen.

Can somebody please explain what extra hardware & software do I need to order in new PC ?

Also I have a choice of two video cards namely :

128MB PCIe™x16 NVIDIA® GeForce® 8300GS w/TV-Out, VGA & DVI
256MB PCIe™x16 NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600GT w/TV-Out & Dual DVI

The 256 MB is more than twice in price.

I am not a gamer but I do analyze stocks charts with live streaming data with graphic software.

So do I need 256 MB or 128 MB would do ?

Thank You.
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shard92

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Actually you need a capture card not a video card. You can either get a compo card like the ATI ALL-InWonder cards or you can get a seperate card that has a tuner... If you are looking to do both at the same time I'm not sure how well it will work.... I have heard of some issues with doing tvout on a second monitor... Also if that is working you should have no problem watching but if you are recording that may take quite a bit of resources.... I know the theory behind what you want to do but have not done it myself....
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sharlpero

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There some software which allows to record stream TV:
http://www.gbpvr.com/
http://www.sage.tv/
http://www.snapstream.com/
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