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TV PCI Card


catpwss
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I'm using windows 7,And thinking of getting a tv card so I can make use of the windows media centre.Now once I have fully installed the card and updated the tv stations etc,If I record a program from the pc via wmc can I then copy that program by using the windows movie maker to a dvd disc and wath it on a dvd player. Finally what bwould be the best option of a tv card to purchase,& the best place. thanks,c.

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proudfoot

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I have a Hauppauge in my PC, you will need a feed from a TV aerial. As regards supplier try Amazon.

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catpwss

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st-clares,Thanks for your reply.But would it be poossible for you to give me a bit more details on the product model and how it works etc.Thankyou.

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proudfoot

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Suggest you check out this link http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hauppauge-WinTV-Tuner-stereo-sound/dp/B00004VU5G Hauppauge are usually considered to be among the best for TV cards though there are others usually cheaper.

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catpwss

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Thanks,

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tony168169

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I bought TBS6921 DVB-S2 TV Tuner Card at www.pctvshop.com and it works fine with Win 7 media center.

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tony168169

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USB TV Tuner is easier to installed.

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proudfoot

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Which ever TV tuner you decide on more than likely you will need an aerial as now it is not worth buying an analogue tuner.

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ankitadas

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Hi, I see a lot of people recommending Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-2250 Dual TV Tuner. Personally, I use the AVerMedia AVerTV Combo PCIe ATSC/NTSC/QAM TV Tuner Card and it is working fine.


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proudfoot

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An alernative solution is TV Catchup (Missnamed). You can D/L most of the Freeview channels on an internet connection. My D/L speed is only about 1.7Gb/sec and I rarely get buffering problems.

See here http://www.tvcatchup.com/

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