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Is high def on custom pc possible


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Any assistance is appreciated.

I want to build a custom PC that is going to be used as a TV/computer in a master bedroom. The television signal is Comcast HD through a HD cable box. I am buying a 24" monitor that has an HDMI port and HDCP capable. But now I am reading in a 6 month old Maximum PC mag that only OEM builders have the licensing for HD support; that store bought HD TV tuners can not decode the signal from cable boxes, only from "free over the air" straight from the wall outlet HD signals. I am also slightly confused by cards that say they only play ATSC or QAM or QUM. I also understand that you can buy, I apologize if I'm saying it wrong, but you can buy "ReadyCard", that allows you to plug the HD cable card straight into the PC for decoding.

So my question is what works, what doesn't and what am I looking for.

Any support, advice or direction to reading material would be appreciated.
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