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Granz00

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I was wondering about something dealing with Video Capture Cards. In order to receive digital or HD channels, would you have to go through your Digital/HD Box first, or can you bypass this with certain cards? Also, would you have any suggestions on which card to buy?
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My understanding on TV Tuner cards (what I think you are trying to refer to) is that some can receive over-the-air digital and/or HD signals. These cards have built-in digital and/or HD tuners. These same cards can also receive digital and/or HD content via cable, without the use of a "box". That is, you'd plug the cable directly into the TV Tuner card. This is similar to the way that HDTVs with built-in HD tuners don't require a "box" to receive HD content. If you are looking for a TV Tuner card with these capabilities, this one is a good choice.

Edited by stettybet0, 21 August 2008 - 09:24 PM.

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Okay, just so this is completely clear. If I am paying for regular cable, plus digital cable, then I would receive all of the channels from both, without the use of the Digital Cable box? If I decided to upgrade to the HD packages, I would get those also through this, or would I only get the "Over the air" HD channels?

It gets kinda expensive paying a ton of money per month for digital channels, then paying an additional $10 or so PER TV that you feel like viewing them on. If I could get away with a one time payment of $80 to view the stuff I'm already paying for, that would be wonderful...

Thanks for the information so far.
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