TV Tuner card (Internal ONLY)

Discussion in 'Hardware Q&A' started by Shadowfax2009, Jul 25, 2009.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Shadowfax2009

    Shadowfax2009 Wandering around

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Hi all
    I am currently considering buying an Internal TV tuner card that would go with set top box/ dish TV. Since I have never watched tv on my computer, so I have very Little Idea about the issue. While searching on the net for reviewes some things intrigued me...
    1. Whats the difference between pci and pcie cards (Apart from slots plz.... in picture quality)
    2. Currently all services are analogue..... but dual HDTV/Analogue cards are also available from Avermedia..... What should be better....(digital cards cost >4k)?
    3. Whats the funda of satelite TV cards?
    4. What to buy.....?


    Will be buying next week ... plz help guys.
     
  2. VarDOS

    VarDOS 15.0 GHz

    Joined:
    May 18, 2008
    Messages:
    924
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Beside A Road
  3. OP
    OP
    Shadowfax2009

    Shadowfax2009 Wandering around

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  4. emmarbee

    emmarbee New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2008
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Actually I shouldn't be replying in this topic, as I had no idea about TV tuner cards a day before. But recently I had made a search on good tv tuner cards in the market. So I may give u some tips.

    1) Probably there won't be any difference in quality - if there aren't any difference in SPECS of both cards.
    2)GO FOR ANALOG ONLY - HDTV WONT COME TO INDIA ANYTIME SOONER. But if the DIGITAL TUNER cards has better softwares/hardware for encoding the video (capturing or recording), you can go for it. As you might get a better quality in viewing and capturing tv.
    3)pass
    4) If you can get hauppauge tv tuner cards, then go for it. Else wait for other members suggestions.
     
  5. myhotdog

    myhotdog New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2005
    Messages:
    158
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    patila
    I also suggest hauppauge
     
  6. OP
    OP
    Shadowfax2009

    Shadowfax2009 Wandering around

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Thanks all... Ill put back the findigs of my searches later.
     
  7. saqib_khan

    saqib_khan I M A *STAR*

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2007
    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Planet Earth
    I m using PixelView Play TV Pro 3 with my DishTV. Fully satisfied with it. It has Radio, timeshift, record, etc features. Overall very nice.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page