need a mid range TV tuner card

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by royal, May 22, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. royal

    royal New Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2005
    Messages:
    834
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kolkata
    hey the world cup fever is catching on ... :D

    I badly need a tv tuner card ... mom wont let go of the tv (watches all kind of serials the whole evening :evil: )

    I need a tuner that can capture TV shows directly into DIVX format along with the Time Shift facility as well as Scheduling ... :cool:

    probably it will be an external (USB 2 interface ) one ... I dont have any problem with that :D ... moreover its better if this costs max. Rs. 4000

    So pls suggest me models and prices

    Like I said , I need this bad...so kindly help me
     
  2. astropollo

    astropollo New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi There!
    Well, regarding tv tuner cards, the best brand that I came across was Pinnacle.I have a Pinnacle PCTV Stereo TV tuner card and its excellent.Priced at 2500 Rs, it performs at an Unmatched quality and at a very good resolution.You can record tv shows in Divx format using Nero Vision(Nero 7 and above).Visit www.pinnaclesys.com for more info.
    Enjoy
     
  3. kichu_overclocked

    kichu_overclocked New Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2006
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    bangalore
    well dude....go for pinnacle as it is the best.......n by any chance if u come across a Typhoon tv tuner card, plz break it into pieces n throw it out of the window!!!!

    cheers
     
  4. OP
    OP
    royal

    royal New Member

    Joined:
    May 6, 2005
    Messages:
    834
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Kolkata
    hey astropollo

    does your tuner have Phillips chip :confused: If not then the quality would not be good :evil:
    BTW, how much space does a 1.5 hour movie in DivX format occupy on your hard drive ?
    I presume the card has the time shift/scheduling and the usual features ?
    Is it an external one (usb 2) ? any FM radio options ? what is the bundled software ? how's the remote ?

    I heard Pinnacle Media Center tuners are better than PCTV series (and costlier as well :neutral: )... do I need to have Windows Media Center installed to use it :confused:
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page